Brooklyn, NY--A message connecting the importance of spiritual and physical
wellness was shared with all church goers at New Lot’s Reformed
Church at 653 New Lots Avenue. This new extension of the Best Health School
features nurses educating members of their very own churches, spreading
awareness and increasing access to health information in the community.
Hosted by church member and Kingsbrook Nurse, Paula Victor, LPN, the session
was based on the importance of hypertension and healthy living.
The Best Health School at Kingsbrook is a powerful initiative that provides a year-long health
& wellness curriculum for the community. This unique module provides
a wide range of wellness education to choose from, including essential
classes for CPR and Stroke Awareness. 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 to name a
few, with prerequisites for CPR and stroke awareness for those interested
in a certificate of completion.
“My church home is also very important to me,” says Paula Victor,
LPN. “This allows me to give back in a very unique way, as there
are many people in my church who need preventive information and would
appreciate getting it from me-another church member.”
"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 it's
For more information about the Best Health School please call our Community
Information line at 718-604-5062. Updated class information is also available
www.kingsbrook.org under about us community events.