IU Northwest to host Black Male Resource Event

IU Northwest to host Black Male Resource Event

Free vaccines, lab tests, health screenings, and information on education, employment and housing opportunities

As Northwest Indiana’s leader in health education, the Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services, is proud to partner with the Human Resources & Services Administration to bring the “Black Male Resource Event” to Northwest Indiana.

The health and education fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 in the campus’s Savannah Center Gymnasium.

While the focus of this event is to address the social determinants of the health of black males, the event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about educational, employment, housing opportunities, and health initiatives.

Sixty-six local organizations will be in attendance, providing the following services or resources:

  • Free health screening (blood pressure) and education
  • Free medical tests (COVID-19 & HIV)
  • Free medical vaccines (COVID-19 & influenza)
  • Assistance with health insurance enrollment
  • Educational and job training opportunities
  • Employment opportunities
  • Housing resources
  • Legal assistance/criminal justice reform
  • Financial literacy assistance
  • Educational and inspirational presentations
  • Free give-a-ways

No reservations are required for attendees.

Parking is free during the event, excluding faculty/staff, handicapped and reserved parking areas.

The Savannah Center Gymnasium is located on the north side of the main campus, near 33rd Avenue and Broadway.

For more information, contact Linda Galocy, Clinical Associate Professor, at 219-980-6925, lgalocy@iun.edu.

About Indiana University Northwest

One of seven campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 3,500 degree-seeking students and 1,800 dual-credit students and has been recognized by the Department of Education as a minority and Hispanic serving institution. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, the region’s only four-year medical doctorate program. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, research, and community engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.