Black Chicagoans can learn more about health resources and get their questions answered during the city’s new live show
CHICAGO — Black Chicagoans can learn more about health care and wellness during a new weekly livestream with one of the city’s top doctors.
The Chicago Department of Public Health is launching “Dr. Taylor’s Table,” an Instagram live talk show hosted by Dr. Erica Taylor, the agency’s Medical Director for Congregational Places. Taylor will discuss topics regarding health disparities in black communities, including health care, wellness, mental health and related issues, according to a press release.
The first episode starts Thursday at 6 p.m. on the Instagram of the Ministry of Public Health. The following shows will be at 6 p.m. every other Thursday on the page.
Taylor hopes the live program can be a safe space for black Chicagoans to share their health issues, learn about important health topics and get inspired to make healthier lifestyle choices, according to the department.
“I’m excited to create a platform that will connect black people to the resources, services and knowledge they need to live happy, healthy lives,” Taylor said. The health department “is invested in building trust within the black community, and I hope ‘Dr. Taylor’s Table’ will serve as a sounding board for people seeking to take better care of themselves. themselves and each other.
Updates on “Dr. Taylor’s Table” and other health department efforts will be on the agency’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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