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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 2014
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More Than Skin Deep: One Woman’s Dramatic Weight Loss Journey
NYU Winthrop Named Among America’s Best Breast Centers
Local Resident Presents Generous Gift to NYU Winthrop
One Family’s Most Momentous Gift in Gratitude for Lifesaving Care
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Opening of State-of-the-Art Electrophysiology Lab
NYU Winthrop Offers Relief to Longtime Sufferers of Endometriosis
Mothers and Babies Find Support for Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery at NYU Winthrop
Unique Sports Medicine Program Scores Big Among Local Athletes and Coaches
NYU Winthrop Named to Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite(TM)
Gala Raises more than $900,000 for NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Offers Bite of Hope to Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Yuletide Ball Raises Over $160,000 for Child Life Program
Once again, Local Foundation Garners Outstanding Support for NYU Winthrop
The Michael Magro Foundation Education Program
NYU Winthrop Event Rocks to Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Shows Continued Support for NYU Winthrop
Special Visits Brighten Young Patients' Days
Golfing for a Cause
Diabetes Education Center Kicks Off 35th Anniversary Celebration with a Special Celebrity
Grateful Patient Gives Back to NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Celebrates Grand Reopening of the Hempstead High School Health Center
Mothers and Daughters Gather in Support of NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Hospital: Committed to Addressing Public Health Needs of the Community
Former Senator's Final "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Proves to be the Best One Yet
Overcoming Pancreatic Cancer is Music to One Man’s Ears
 

NYU Winthrop Hospital: Committed to Addressing Public Health Needs of the Community

As a non-profit organization, NYU Winthrop has a responsibility to give back to the community. Historically, the Hospital has a strong record of providing free community health education seminars and classes, participating in local fairs, providing its experts to speak on a variety of topics for local organizations and more.

A recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) that NYU Winthrop completed in accordance with President Obama's Affordable Care Act helped to identify two public health priorities: healthy weight and nutrition (aimed at reducing obesity), and the prevention and management of chronic disease. These priorities will be addressed and are explained in the Hospital's Community Service Plan, mandated by the New York State Department of Health.

The evidence is compelling: obesity and overweight are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States and may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death. Obesity is a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases and conditions, including type-2 diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Increasingly, these conditions are being seen in children and adolescents.

Chronic diseases are also among the most preventable. Three modifiable risk behaviors – lack of physical activity, unhealthy nutrition and tobacco use – are largely responsible for the incidence, severity and adverse outcomes of chronic disease.

In addition to these priorities, NYU Winthrop identified additional significant needs in its CHNA: adverse perinatal outcomes in Nassau County, unintentional injuries (the rate of falls among seniors) and oral care – specifically, its relationship to the prevention of disease. The Hospital has also developed an Implementation Plan to address all significant public health needs identified in the CHNA.

As such, NYU Winthrop will continue to raise awareness about these important health issues and more through various community outreach initiatives. The following page includes information about our upcoming spring seminars, several of which are directly related to these health priorities. Additional outreach efforts will be made in partnership with communitybased organizations.

To learn more about the Hospital's CHNA or Community Service Plan, visit www.winthrop.org.