The Family Health Challenge is fully underway! The Healthy Bronx Initiative team held 2 trainings prior to the October 20th kick-off to debut the Family Health Challenge Video Tutorial and new program materials. The trainings were held on 10/6/14 at Lincoln Hospital and 10/14/14 at Bronx Lebanon. A total of 41 residents from across NYC hospitals were trained and 39 of those residents signed up at the trainings to teach the weekly health lessons. Week 1-Get to Know Your Community, kicked off on Monday October 20th in the 4th grade classes at PS 83 and during the after-school hours at the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center both located in the Bronx. During this lesson, children learn about the effects of health messages, specifically advertisements and how ads can influence their decision making. The following doctors participated in Week 1:
Dr. Ian Justl Ellis, PGY2-EM, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Dr. Conalu Liwag, PGY2-Peds, St. Barnabas Hospital Dr. Upma Suneja, PGY1-Peds, Lincoln Hospital Dr. Fitzgerald Shepherd, PGY1-IM, Harlem Hospital Dr. George Vermenton, PGY3-Peds, Lincoln Hospital Stay tuned for our weekly updates over the course of the 8-week challenge!
PEI is committed to providing resident physicians and faculty with learning opportunities to develop these important systems improvement skills. PEI also seeks to develop resident physician champions who can share what they have learned with their faculty and resident colleagues – and develop into published QI leaders after completing their training.