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NYAM to Host Panel on Building Healthy Communities During 4th Annual National Urban Health Conference on April 25

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), Emblem Health, Metro Plus, Health First, and CitiCare, will present the 4th Annual National Urban Health Conference on Friday, April 25 through Sunday April 27, 2014.

NYAM will host the conference’s opening session, Building Healthy Communities, on April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:45 a.m.). Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will be a special guest speaker and the keynote address will be delivered Roger Hayes, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The event will also feature two panel discussions with representatives from local organizations and businesses on building healthy communities. The panelists represent Boom! Health, Abyssinian Development Corp, Harlem Hospital’s Walk It Out program, MetroPlus, CitiCare, and Renaissance Care.

Other key health topics to be addressed at the conference include diabetes treatment and prevention, adolescent and family health, and financial and spiritual health. Events include an all-day conference on youth health issues and the birthday commemoration of President Ulysses S. Grant at U. S. Grant National Memorial Park featuring NY1 News anchor Cheryl Wills. There will also be a special public open house at the Emblem Health Neighborhood Care Center on 125th Street. View the full conference schedule here.

All events of the National Urban Heath Conference are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To attend the Building Healthy Communities event at NYAM, RSVP to Tawana Wright at 212-822-7276 or Twright@nyam.org. For general conference registration, visit www.harlemdiscover.com/urbanhealth.

The National Urban Health Conference is a signature event of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy Eating - Healthy Living Initiative created to help Harlem residents and people in communities across the nation to live healthier and more productive lives.

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Posted on April 17, 2014

Contact:
Abigail J. Franklin
Vice President for Development & Communications
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 822-7244
afranklin@nyam.org

 

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