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Kingsbrook Presents The Best Health School


FREE Education and Wellness Classes for the Community ...

Brooklyn, NY- May 2015-- The Best Health School at Kingsbrook is a new prevention 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. We also partner with managed care groups to provide exercise and fitness classes year-round.

"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 to outside agencies in order to offer options to our community members."

Classes are held in the community and at Kingsbrook. Refreshment and lunch are always served. Educational materials are also provided. Updated class information is available online at under about us community events.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.