HEALTH & WELLNESS SUMMIT

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Hundreds turned out to Fordham University, which was the place to be today. It was the first ever Bronx Health & Wellness Summit. The Bronx Borough President's Office put together a full agenda that offered something for everyone.

At the summit, you could learn how your health coverage will change with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, how to effectively continue medical care for your children, how mental health issues are handled to ensure public safety, or which classes college students can take to pursue a career in healthcare, the borough's number one employer.

The main goal of this summit is to begin to set your work plan for the coming years, a work plan that will reverse your health indicators and ultimately lead to a better overall quality of life for those that live, work and raise families.

City Island Images spoke with Fordham Center for Community Engaged Research, Dr. Tiffany A. Edwards, Ph.D. She appeared to be very satissfied with the community participation, as well as the turnout of the event.

The Health & Wellness Summit featured the following break out sessions, as well as a healthy breakfast and lunch menus.

TOPIC A: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES

TOPIC B: COMMUNITY HEALTH

TOPIC C: CHRONIC DISEASES

TOPIC D: Behavioral and Developmental Health

TOPIC E: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

TOPIC F: HIGH DEMAND HEALTH CAREERS

AFTERNOON SESSION

TOPIC A: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES

TOPIC B: COMMUNITY HEALTH

TOPIC C: CHRONIC DISEASES

TOPIC D: Behavioral and Developmental Health

TOPIC E: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

TOPIC F: HIGH DEMAND HEALTH CAREERS

SECOND PM SESSION

TOPIC A: ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES

TOPIC B: COMMUNITY HEALTH

TOPIC C: CHRONIC DISEASES

TOPIC D: Topic D: Behavioral and Developmental Health

TOPIC E: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

TOPIC F: HIGH DEMAND HEALTH CAREERS