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Wednesday, November 2, 2005




Healthy Campus 2010, a successful collaboration between the Health Services Office and the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle, was held on the Main Campus on Wednesday, November 2, 2005, from 10 am to 4 pm.  CNR nursing students offered presentations on health promotion topics to the CNR community, senior citizens from Willow Towers, an assisted living facility, and students from Isaac E. Young Middle School. Some of the topics will include breast cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and adolescent safety. 

Funding in part for this event came from a $200,000 grant secured for CNR by U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey as part of the Fiscal Year 2005 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations legislation.  Representing Congresswoman Lowey at the event was her district director, Pat Keegan, an alumna of CNR's School of Arts and Sciences.

“Our objective with Healthy Campus 2010 is to educate individuals in the CNR community about how to increase their quality of life through health programs and teach them how to manage chronic health care issues,” said Marie Serina, RN-C, MA, FNP-CS, Director of College Health Services at CNR. “An outgrowth of the CNR Health Fair that was launched in 1987, Healthy Campus 2010 has allowed the College to: 1) provide students in the School of Nursing with a vehicle for developing and using their teaching skills in health education and disease prevention, and 2) to address specific health issues and needs of the CNR community across its six campuses.”

Senior nursing students assess the health needs of the community through questionnaires, discussion groups, and demographic data.  The findings parallel the leading indicators described in Healthy People 2010, the national health initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, smoking, exercise and mental health. The next step is to use health screening and education to identify high- and low-risk behaviors and analyze lifestyle patterns that may contribute to these behaviors.  CNR nursing students then develop and implement strategies to teach members of the community how to prevent and/or manage these health issues.



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