Kingsbrook’s Best Health School hosted a CPR class for the parent teacher organization of the East Flatbush Middle school last month. As part of the “Community Classroom” series, where the program brings classes to various organizations in the community, this special first aid training is one of many valuable classes the Best Health School provides for the community. The program also holds classes on Kingsbrook’s campus at throughout the year.
Carren Samuel, director of Respiratory Care and a KJMC community ambassador, facilitated the session that was well received by participants. “It was awesome!” commented Joyce Johnson, member of the group. “Absolutely needed in our community, we can’t wait to coordinate more programs like this!”
The health and wellness education model provides a wide range of prevention education to choose from, including essential classes for heart disease, stroke awareness and diabetes care. The program is designed to build a heightened awareness to health disparities and risk factors and offers certificates of completion to participants. The curriculum is provided by various medical departments at Kingsbrook and include education from external partners. The curriculum is also championed by the Education Committee of Kingsbrook’s Community Leadership Council. Classes include medication interaction, warning signs of abuse, obesity management and prevention, kidney health, diabetic foot care.
“The idea behind the Best Health School is to provide continuous access to health and wellness education. That accessibility and consistency will make it easier for our community residents to to heighten their awareness and understanding of risk factors and prevention modules whenever they need,” says Enid Dillard, director of Marketing and Public Affairs. “We are committed to extending our curriculum partnering with outside organizations and working with our community leadership council education committee to make sure the quality of education is its ultimate best.”
For more information about the Best Health School, call the Community Information line at 718-604-5062. Updated class information is also available online at www.kings