PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library is promoting health during the month of October. As part of this initiative, Voices from the Prairie will host a panel presentation on the impact of healthcare funding on our local communities.
The program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the library meeting room. After presentations by the panelists, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The panel of local healthcare experts will be: Pat Schou, executive director of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network; Annette Schnabel, CEO/president of Perry Memorial Hospital; Colleen Sailer, CEO of In-Home Care VNA; Hector Gomez, fiscal director and assistant administrator of the Bureau County Health Department; and physicians Dr. Gregg Davis and Dr. Chris Blanford. The program will be moderated by Deb Roush, a healthcare navigator under the Affordable Care Act.
This timely program is part of the educational mission of Voices from the Prairie, a local grassroots citizens’ organization that promotes the importance of a well-informed citizenry. It is pleased to be partnering with the Princeton Public Library’s month-long focus on health, in recognition of October as Health Literacy month.
Other October events at the Library will include the second annual Health Happens Expo on Saturday, Oct. 14, when local health service providers will be on hand to discuss their services, provide health screenings, and offer a variety of health-related educational programs.
The Princeton Public Library is located at 698 E. Peru St.