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THE CWHC UPDATE is a monthly bulletin that includes info on CWHC events and take-action items.

In This Update
  • - Welcome, New Acupuncture Interns
    - (Chicago) Free Black Women Library
    - 5 Tips for Healthy Eating from a CWHC Nurse Practitioner
    - Understanding Fertility Workshop in Spanish: Feb. 25th
    - Outreach & Education 2016-2017 Internship
    - Development Internship (Summer 2016 and 2016-2017 Academic Year)

Welcome, New Acupuncture Interns

Did you know
 that acupuncture is 2,000-3,000 years old?!
Did you know that acupuncture can help treat all kinds of conditions including infertility, pain, depression, anxiety, asthma, headaches, fatigue, and much more?!
Did you know that CWHC offers acupuncture every Thursday evening on a sliding scale?!
CWHC is excited to welcome our new acupuncture interns from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)! Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which very fine needles are inserted through the skin to promote overall health and treat a variety of conditions. Acupuncturists also use a variety of techniques, such as herbs, moxibustion, and cupping to find the best treatment strategies for each individual.

One of our interns, Sara, began studying Chinese Medicine after her own transformational experience with acupuncture. In her words,

“I began seeing an acupuncturist, and after my first session, I felt more clear. I continued to see her weekly and the results were far beyond what I had expected. My friends and co-workers saw a difference too. My smile was brighter, my demeanor was gentler, and my interests widened. I found motivation to involve myself into hobbies, such as furniture restoration and painting. I had passion for cooking and fitness again and made the courageous decision to leave my job and rediscover my true life purpose of helping people with their own healing journey. Acupuncture has the unique ability to not only heal the diseases and disorders of the body, but also to transform your life. As the saying goes, mind and body are one. You cannot make an impact on the body without it affecting your soul.”
Interested in acupuncture? Services are offered on a sliding scale of $75-20 per session. Click here for more information about acupuncture at CWHC. Call 773-935-6126 to schedule today!

(Chicago) Free Black Women Library

In honor of Black History Month this February, there will be a library pop-up at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

The event will include programming and a teach-in about women in the Garvey movement.

Donations will be accepted for books that are written by or about Black women and girls.

Where: Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
When: February 20th, 10am-5pm.
Learn more here, and find the Facebook event here!

5 Tips for Healthy Eating from a CWHC Nurse Practitioner

Eat the Rainbow. Choose a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Each color group is full of different vitamins and minerals. Eating all colors ensures you get a wide variety of nutrients.
Replace Red Meat with Fish Once a Week.  Consuming 1-2 servings of fish each week can decrease your risk of dying of heart disease by 33%.
Make Half Your Plate Vegetables for One Meal a Day.  Eating more vegetables lowers your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Drink a Glass of Water Before Each Meal. Staying hydrated is important for your energy, brain function, and digestion throughout the day. Also, drinking water before a meal will help you feel satiated with less food, helping to maintain a healthy weight.
Choose Smart Snacks to Curb Hunger. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains satisfy hunger and contribute vitamins and minerals to your diet. Plant foods like nuts, seeds, avocados and beans are great sources of protein and fiber.

Address: 1025 W. Sunnyside
Chicago, IL 60640 (map)

Hours: Open daily,
9A - 4P, by appointment

Phone: 773.935.6126

Understanding Fertility Workshop in Spanish: Feb. 25th

Cómo conectar con tu cuerpo para entender mejor la menstruación y la fertilidad
Únete a CWHC para aprender sobre:
-Los cambios hormonales y cómo afectan al cuerpo
-Los cambios en el ciclo menstrual a lo largo de la vida
-La anatomía sexual de la mujer
Participa en este taller, no importa cómo vivas tu fertilidad ni en qué etapa te encuentres.
El taller está abierto, sin excepción, a todos los cuerpos e identidades de género.
¡Empodérate y aprende a conocer tu cuerpo!
Jueves, 25 de febrero de 2016
Chicago Women’s Health Center
1025 W. Sunnyside, Suite 201
La escala de precios variable para esta clase va de $100 a $25.
Inscripción por teléfono: 773-678-2367
Inscripción por email:

Outreach & Education 2016-2017 Internship

Let's collaborate! CWHC's Outreach & Education Program is now looking for an intern for the 2016-2017 school year! 
Are you a second-year graduate student who cares about sexual health education? Do you have an interest in working with youth? Do you want to contribute to body-positive comprehensive sexual health education in Chicago? Check out the Outreach and Education Internship!
Please email a cover letter and resume to Scout Bratt, Outreach & Education Director. Applications are due by 5pm CST on Friday, February 26th.  

Development Internship (Summer 2016 and 2016-2017 Academic Year)

CWHC's Development team is now accepting applications for Summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 academic year internships.

The Development Internship is a significant engagement with CWHC's communications, program evaluation, and fundraising, as well as a chance to contribute to accessible, compassionate health care and education for Chicago. Interested? Learn more here!

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to A.J. Barks, Development Director. Applications will be accepted through 5pm CST on Thursday, February 25th.