We’re all under stress these days, not eating or sleeping well, including the kids. That’s why you should listen in on this series of FREE health and wellness discussions with nutrition experts, heart doctors, pediatricians, child psychiatrists and more, from the NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.
The program is in partnership with the Queens Public Library. The discussions are open to anybody, whether or not you live in Queens.
The free series – which starts today – includes discussions led by NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst physicians and other healthcare providers on a range of topics, including healthy eating, pediatric milestones, COVID-19 awareness, and what to do to get children ready for a new school year.
The collaboration is part of Queens Public Library’s Community Health Service program, which provides free health education classes, workshops, and activities to promote health awareness in the community.
Schedule of health & wellness virtual lectures
Monday, July 27, 2 PM:
Healthy Foods from Around the World: Jey Hwang, RDN, CDN Director of Food and Nutrition Services will discuss some nutrition basics and healthy recipes.
- To join the program, go to queenslib.org/3eaa2tj
Tuesday, July 28, 10 AM:
Pediatric Milestones: Dr. Pilar Gonzalez, Director of Elmhurst’s Pediatric Clinic, will analyze developmental milestones like the first smile, walking, and talking.
- To join the program, go to queenslib.org/3fABWzx .
Tuesday, August 11, 10 AM:
COVID-19—What You Should Know: Dr. Alfredo Astua, Chief of Pulmonology, will share information about the novel coronavirus, potential treatments, and how to best protect ourselves and our communities.
Monday, August 31, 2 PM:
Healthy Back to School:
Drs. Thaina Rousseau-Pierre (Adolescent Health), Pilar Gonzalez (Pediatrics) and Arthur Abright (Adolescent and Child Psychiatry) will discuss how to get children ready to go back to school this year.
- To join the program, go to queenslib.org/2C5DXVV
As QPL has recently begun branches following a temporary closure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Library continues to offer robust virtual programming. In addition to programs dedicated to community health,.
QPL also provides virtual storytimes in multiple languages, resume assistance and services for job seekers, Summer Reading activities, cultural programs including author talks and performances, and more.
The Library’s entire virtual programming calendar is available at QueensLibrary.org (click on Calendar).
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is excited by this partnership with the Queens Library and the opportunity it gives us to increase health literacy about common medical issues during an extremely difficult time for our communities,” said Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals and Elmhurst and Queens Hospitals CEO Israel Rocha.
“Using virtual platforms for community engagement by our physicians, nurses, and other providers is a fantastic way to improve population health and encourage people to make informed healthcare decisions.”
“Queens Public Library is committed now more than ever to helping our communities stay informed and healthy by offering them access to a wide range of free virtual programs focusing on medical issues,” said Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott.
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has been an outstanding partner, and we are thrilled to work with them to help people obtain vital information directly from professionals in the field, so they can make knowledgeable decisions about their and their families’ health.”
For additional information, please call NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Department of External Affairs and Marketing at 718-334-1259, or e-mail Atiya Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org.