Springfield health officials hosting "Better Health For Black Youth" event

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SPRINGFIELD - The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is inviting citizens to attend an event focusing on raising awareness for health problems young citizens may face throughout the area.

The program, titled "Better Health For Black Youth," will be held at 2833 South Grand Avenue East from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  This event is being sponsored by Frontiers International, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Springfield Branch NAACP, and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health.

During the program, attendees will learn how to better inform and prevent the spread of diseases such as gonorrhea and chlamydia among youth.  For more information on this event, email HeatherO@co.sangamon.il.us.

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