Community Health, Education and Outreach
To learn more about our School-Based Education Programs, contact Grace O'Shaughnessy, Director of Community Health Education and Outreach, (914) 666-1249.
Northern Westchester Hospital recognizes the value of a collaborative approach to school health and wellness. Community Health, Education and Outreach at NWH focuses on two education initiatives — click below:
Our interactive, skills-based health education programs are offered free of charge, to students in kindergarten through Grade 12 (K – 12). We focus on helping young people acquire the knowledge and skills to become healthy, productive individuals.
Invite us to your classroom, summer camp, community event, or health fair.
We offer dynamic presentations or interactive table displays on the following topics:
Nutrition and Cooking Programs – Brain Boosting Nutrition for Students
- Eating the Rainbow
- Reasons to Love Labels – Lesson and Workshop
- Smart Snacking
- Better with Breakfast
- Think About Your Drink
- Cooking Demonstrations and Workshops
Health and Safety Programs – Teaching Students how to be Healthy and Safe
- Vaping Education – Not Again Big Tobacco, Enough with the E-Puff!
- Branch Out of Anxiety
- Hand Washing
- First Aid
We have a full roster of experienced and knowledgeable health and wellness experts that can discuss the importance of living healthy, active and balanced lifestyles. Our experts include pediatricians, mental health experts, registered dietitians and other clinicians who can meet your unique needs and always leaving your audience informed and inspired.
NWH President’s Junior Leadership Council
To learn about the PJLC, or bringing any of their education projects to your school, contact Amy Rosenfeld, PJLC Coordinator, Community Health, Education & Outreach, email@example.com
Just as the NWH President’s Council meets periodically with Joel Seligman, NWH President & CEO, to help identify needs in the community, the President’s Junior Leadership Council works to promote health and wellness among youth.
About the President’s Junior Leadership Council (PJLC)
Made up of high school students in northern Westchester, PJLC members are empowered to develop projects that are meaningful to them about a health issue affecting their peers. These projects allow them to work collaboratively to design and produce original programs and materials. PJLC members:
- Are committed to improving the health, safety and well-being of adolescents and young adults in Northern Westchester
- Serve as liaisons between the Hospital and their schools
- Serve as ambassadors to the community through outreach programs focused on prevention and wellness
- Meet and interact with Hospital personnel, and explore career opportunities in health and medicine
- Gain skills to help prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities they will face as college students and beyond
Apply to the PJLC
The PJLC accepts applications from students attending a high school in northern Westchester County during an annual enrollment period. We selectively recruit new members through an application & interview process, as spots become available per district. Please check back in September 2018 for information about applying to PJLC.
Recent PJLC Project
Better in Balance – The Better in Balance campaign was created to get people talking – talking about food, fitness, heath, and body image. We hope to inspire people to make healthy food choices, lead active lifestyles, and feel confident in their own skin.
Bring Better in Balance to Your School or Community
Our unique and interactive lesson plans include discussions about the basics of healthy nutrition, the connection between a balanced diet and achieving goals, and extreme nature of dieting and its effect on our bodies. Our goal is to provide students with a fun, positive, and memorable experience, to encourage positive body image, nutritious food choices, and leading healthy lifestyles.
For information about scheduling a Better in Balance Program, or other school programs listed below, please contact Amy Rosenfeld, Community Health Education & Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Learn to cook better in balance. Search for recipes here: http://nwhc.net/wellness-and-prevention/recipes
- Keep yourself up-to-date about being better in balance: http://nwhc.net/blog/category/nutrition/
- For more information about overall health and wellness, check out NWH’s Wellness and Prevention offerings: http://nwhc.net/wellness-and-prevention