Free Community Health Forums Begin April 9

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Stephenson County Health Department and FHN are collaborating again this year to present a series of free Community Health Forums.

The series will begin Tuesday, April 9 at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport.

The program, What’s Safe to Eat These Days? will begin at 5 p.m. It is free to attend; refreshments will be served and no registration is necessary. Dr. Jack Herrmann will talk about organic vs. conventionally produced foods, GMOs, raw food diets and more. The audience is encouraged to take part in the discussion and there will be time for questions.

The series will continue through November with the following programs:

May 14: Stress and Your Health

June 11: Get Moving I: Exercise and Cancer

July 9: Get Moving II: Exercise and Your Brain

August 13: Get Moving III: Everyday Exercise

Sept. 10: Chemicals’ Effects on Your Health

Oct. 8: Addicted to Our Devices: Is Addiction Affecting You?

Nov. 12: The Pot Puzzle: Medical & Recreational Cannabis

For more information on any of the Community Health Forums, visit

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 20 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit


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