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CornerStone Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall 2016/Winter 2017
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Two Siblings, One Medical Miracle
Growing for the Future: NYU Winthrop and NYU Langone Medical Center Announce Plans to Affiliate
Longtime Orthopedic Nurse Turns to her Own Institution for Care
Celebrating a Decade of Inspired Care
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Enters New Phase
Young Diver Recovers Quickly Thanks to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
NYU Winthrop Earns High Accolades from U.S. News & World Report
NYU Winthrop Hospital Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes from the American College of Surgeons
Trauma Center Receives Verification as an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center
Phoebe Lynn Lewis Foundation Raises Lung Cancer Awareness at NYU Winthrop and Beyond
Researchers Discover Biomarker for Multiple Sclerosis Detection
Lieutenant Governor Tours New Research & Academic Center
NYU Winthrop Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,009,000 for Research
31st Annual Golf Tournament Raises $635,000 for NYU Winthrop's Research Programs
Child Safety Tips for Grandparents
Local Foundation Committed in the Fight against Pulmonary Fibrosis Shows Generous support for ILD Research
"Bonding with Baby" Helps Siblings of Babies in the NICU
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Committed Support to Child Life
NYU Winthrop's Child Life Program Earns Clinical Internship Accreditation
Matthew Fetzer Foundation Fulfills a Wish to Help Children Fighting Cancer
The Franceschini Family Continues Decade-Long Tradition of Giving to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Honors Apollo Family for Continued Benevolence
A Celebration of Life
Spreading Hope and Love
15 Years of Hope and Healing
Rock2Beat Red Carpet Party Supported by CME
Golfers Score a Hole-in-One for Kids with Cancer
Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders
Garden City Girl Scouts Make "Surgi Dolls" for Young Patients
NYU Winthrop Named to the Top 500 of the 2016 Homecare Elite
NFL Player and NYU Winthrop Physician Team Up to Celebrate Survivorship with Special Brunch
 

Community Health Assessment Reveals Obesity and Chronic Disease Are Important Issues for Long Islanders

A provision of the Affordable Care Act requires that not-for-profit hospitals conduct and publish a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years, and adopt an Implementation Plan designed to address the most significant health needs of the community. To complete the CHNA and produce the most effective assessment possible, NYU Winthrop, in addition to all of the hospitals across Long Island, participated in the joint assessment that was led by the Long Island Population Health Program. 

More than 2,000 community members across Nassau County participated by filling in an individual health survey, and representatives from 45 community-based organizations provided input. The assessment revealed that obesity and the prevention and management of chronic disease are the main priorities in our community. The management of mental health issues also stood out as a concern among our Long Island neighbors. 

According to the CDC, one in every two adult American suffers from a chronic disease and seven in ten die from one. But chronic diseases are often preventable by choosing a healthy lifestyle. These issues will be addressed through education and public awareness not only by NYU Winthrop, but also with other committed members of the Long Island healthcare community. In fact, public awareness is also being raised through the efforts of the Long Island Health Collaborative – a group of approximately 100 organizations across long Island who are committed to improving the health of the community. NYU Winthrop is a founding member of this organization.

To read NYU Winthrop's CHNA, which summarizes the assessment and lists other significant needs as well as the Hospital's Implementation Plan, please visit: https://www.winthrop.org/community-health-needs-assessment.  

We value your opinions and questions. Written comments on the assessment and wellness initiatives are welcome and can be sent to webmanager@nyuwinthrop.org or mailed to:
NYU Winthrop Hospital , Public Affairs, 200 Old County Road, Suite 250, Mineola, NY 11501.