Free Virtual Lectures by Northwell Clinicians

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION, THE SERIES COVERS A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS

BY ANNETTE ROTH, MHA

New York State’s largest health care provider is now offering free virtual lectures from its world-class physicians to businesses and faith- and community-based organizations in Queens.

Northwell Health’s Ambulatory Services Community Outreach Program supports wellness and employee and civic engagement through lectures that cover nearly 300 compelling health care topics.

Entering its tenth year, the program is well-honed through community feedback and is now offering stimulating discussions in Queens. Since inception, the program has delivered more than 3,000 lectures at more than 500 venues across Greater New York.

Some of the most requested lectures include:

• Important Tips to Know For Maintaining Heart Health

• Preventing & Treating Orthopedic Injuries

• Acid Reflux & How It Affects Your Health: Overview of Medical & Surgical Treatments

• Weight Management: Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

• When Your Headache Can Be A Symptom of Serious Neurosurgical Problems!

• An Overview of Spine Health: Maintaining a Healthy Spine

The program offers an extensive list of topics about almost every medical situation—physical or psychological. Each lecture is delivered using simplified language to help make the subject matter as understandable as possible. The program has been a boon for many organizations.

“Working with Annette and the many talented Northwell Health physicians and surgeons has been a fantastic extra perk enjoyed by my company,” an Ernst & Young senior director said about her experience. “My colleagues so often express their extreme excitement at learning new health information that is both valuable and usable in their own lives.

“There is no question that these virtual lectures have made a great difference in employee workplace satisfaction and engagement,” she added.

The program’s virtual lectures have proven successful due to the collaboration between physicians and participating venues. Some organizations have sent monthly requests to develop lecture content, making their pursuits even more customizable.

With Northwell’s longstanding relationship with the Queens Chamber of Commerce, this program will continue to fulfill a void of providing enriching health care programming throughout New York City’s most-diverse borough.

As one of the state’s largest nonprofits, Northwell’s community mindset and mission-driven purpose carries the expertise of its 74,000 team members, including numerous members of Northwell Health Physician Partners who are providing superior care in more than 100 clinical specialties.

Annually, the health system provides more than $1.2 billion in community benefit to support many free programs like the Ambulatory Services Community Outreach Program, which are designed to tap into the real needs of communities we have the privilege of serving.

Annette Roth is the director of the Ambulatory Services Community Outreach Program at Northwell Health. She has been in the role for nearly nine years. Interested in participating? Contact Ms. Roth directly at aroth1@northwell.edu or (516) 318-1966.

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