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NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens Library Announce New Series of Health and Wellness Educational Events in Queens

Hospital staff offers expertise on a range of health topics, presented at Queens Library branches throughout the borough

Jan 04, 2018

Elmhurst, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Queens Library have announced a new series of health and wellness educational events to increase health care literacy for all residents in Queens. The free series includes discussions led by NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst providers on a range of topics at Queens Library branches throughout the borough. Open to the public, the discussions will focus on emergency preparedness, adolescent health, hypertension, CPR training, and depression, among other topics. The ongoing collaboration is part of Queens Library’s Community Health Service program, which provides free health education classes, workshops, and activities to promote health awareness in the community.

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 butlerat@nychhc.org.

Schedule of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst lectures at Queens Library branches:

Thursday, January 11: Medical Simulation/CPR with Dr. Suzanne Bentley and Lorraine Boehm, RN; 2:30 PM, Maspeth Library (69-70 Grand Avenue Maspeth, NY 11378)

Saturday, January 27: Adolescent Health with Dr. Thaina Rousseau-Pierre; 2:30 PM, Jackson Heights Library (35-51 81st Street Jackson Heights, NY 11372)

Friday, February 23: Hypertension with Dr. Malgorzata Klek; 2:00 PM, North Forest Park Library (98-27 Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, NY 11375)

Monday, March 19: Asians and Depression Discussion with Steven Zhou, LCSW, and Dr. Yung Pik-Sa (in Mandarin); 10:30 AM, Flushing Library (41-17 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355)

Monday, March 26: Stop the bleed/medical care in emergency situations with NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Trauma Team; 10:30 AM, Elmhurst Library (86-07 Broadway Elmhurst, NY 11373)

Saturday, April 14: The Importance of Health Care Proxies, with Dr. Tita Castor; 3 PM, Sunnyside Library (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue Long Island City, NY 11104)