Community Service

Hearts Link Project of Eastern Long Island

Community Servered
5 East End towns(Riverhead, Southold, Shelter Island, East Hampton, and South Hampton)

Number Served
1,500 students per year

Project Description
Clinicians work with schools administrators and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive nutrition policy in the district. The scope of the program includes evaluation of the school lunch program and the inclusion of nutrition lessons in the physical education curriculum.

Frequency/Timeline
Throughout the year

Community Activities
Provides workshops and training for food service staff and physical education staff.

Contact
Josephine Connolly, M.S., R.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University Medical Center and The Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine
HSC, L4 - 050
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8461
Phone: (631) 444-2300

Smoking Cessation Program

Community Servered
Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau counties)

Number Served
Approximately 12 individuals/session; 7 sessions/year

Project Description
Engages smokers in a process of becoming a nonsmoker incorporating group process ( support discussion about feelings of pleasure, control, and the meaning of smoking), education, behavior modification, relaxation techniques, self-hypnosis, and inclusion of significant others.

Frequency/Timeline
Four week session offered approximately every six weeks

Community Activities
Program provides participants with ancillary community resources to help with major obstacles to smoking cessation and maintenance of cessation (i.e., weight, anxiety, depression and lifestyle changes)

Contact
Stony Brook University Medical Center and The Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8461
Phone: (631) 444-8430

Comments
The program is co-facilitated by Raja Jaber, M.D. Department of Family Medicine; William Lawson, M.D. Division of Cardiology; Sabra Boughton, NP, Patient Education Arlene Neuroth, RN, Department of Medical Oncology

Last updated by Webmaster on September 08, 2009

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