Community Health Improvement Week

Community Health Improvement Week (CHIW) is a time to recognize the efforts of healthcare professionals, organizations, and volunteers dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of their communities. This annual event, celebrated in June, highlights the importance of collaborative efforts in creating healthier environments.

The Importance of Community Health

Community health focuses on improving health outcomes by addressing the social, economic, and environmental factors that impact well-being. CHIW underscores the significance of these efforts, showcasing successful programs and inspiring others to join the cause.

Educational Workshops and Seminars

Throughout this week, various organizations host workshops and seminars to educate the public about pressing health issues. Topics range from mental health awareness and chronic disease prevention to nutrition and exercise. These events provide valuable information and practical tips to help individuals make healthier choices.

Health Screenings and Vaccination Clinics

Free or low-cost health screenings and vaccination clinics are often offered during CHIW. Screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes are commonly provided, along with vaccinations for flu, COVID-19, and other preventable diseases.

Community Clean-Up and Wellness Activities

Engaging in community clean-up drives and wellness activities like group fitness classes, walking clubs, and yoga sessions fosters a sense of community while promoting physical activity.

Conclusion

Community Health Improvement Week is a celebration of the collective efforts to build healthier communities. Join the movement and make a difference in your community today!

"OMG!! This nursing home is amazing especially this one worker. Her name is Michelle. When I tell you she's so great at what she does, I mean she's great. I visit my aunt quite frequently who resides on the 7th floor. Prior to her being assigned on that floor; there were a lot of unsanitary conditions especially the stench and filth. All of a sudden I notice this girl (Michelle) has been working on the floor and all of those unsanitary conditions including the stench left. I never seen a person that take so much pride and dignity in cleaning all of those rooms and the whole floor from top to bottom. This floor is like a brand new floor that I never seen. I'm going to pay her a visit the next time I see my aunt and make her an offer at my firm as a executive assistant!"

Shavez Jackson

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"The staff are very receptive to patients' needs. My brother is helpless and was transferred from the other facility across the street with a tracheostomy. Was successfully decanulatted and i thank the Respiratory team for doing an excellent job. The nursing staff and the anxillary staff as well are doing superb job. I reccomend this facility who has concers about their love ones or family membets who are not satisfied with the other facility to request for a transfer in this facility"

Elvesa Monje

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"This is a great place for rehabilitation... my father was at split rock on Baychester ave. In bronx and would go back and forth to hospital every 3 or 4 days because of carelessness with the staff... we said enough was enough when my father flatlined .WAYNE REHABILITATION has saved my fathers life. They are very good at diagnosing, rehabilitation and nutrition. Everyone there looks like they love their job. Never a problem with anyone any my father loves it there. He has recovered nicely and will be coming home soon. I highly recommend WAYNE REHABILITATION AND NURSING to everyone."

Nelson Vega

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"I had a knee replacement and went to Wayne Center through a referral from a friend. I immediately noticed the ambiance of a modern facility to be very appealing clean well lit and organized. An administrative staff visited my room and explained their role and expectations. Nurses were very attentive and especially to the elderly and always smiling. Except for breakfast the food was very good quality and taste. Rehab staff was great I enjoyed working with Rosalyn she really made me work. Only drawback in rehab was they need another machine for legs. Staff was A+ from nurses, administration and maintenance-"noticed when their was a spill on the floor they would quickly clean up".
I would definitely refer anyone who is thinking of sending their parent, grandparent or loved one."

VJC

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