Brazil’s family health program uses a medical team — a doctor, nurse, medical assistant, and up to six community health workers – to provide primary care, make home visits, and educate communities in an effort to help improve the health of 100 million people they serve. Macinko’s study found that from 1999 to 2007, hospitalizations in Brazil for ambulatory care–sensitive chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and asthma, fell at almost twice the rate of hospitalizations for all other causes.
Amber Collins, a graduate student in Steinhardt’s Fast Track to Teaching Program, was crowned Miss New York USA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany, New York on November 28th. As Miss New York, Collins will go on to represent her state on national television in the Miss USA pageant on NBC next spring. Talk […]
“The drug, methamphetamine, interests me because its use transcends race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, and level of education,” says Perry Halkitis. Halkitis’ Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (American Psychological Association, 2009), is one of the most comprehensive books in print about methamphetamine addiction. “There is no simple, linear path to […]
Two projects are underway to study autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. Assistant Professor Kristie P. Koenig of the Department of Occupational Therapy will be evaluating the Get Ready to Learn (GRTL) Program at PS 176X, a New York City public school for children with autism. The GRTL program uses breathing exercises, yoga postures, and […]
Family recipes speak to women on such a visceral level that we rarely pause to examine why,” said Linda Berzok (MA ’00). “It’s the stories behind the recipes that make these foods so indelible and treasured. If we dig deeper, we gain insights into our past and present identities.” A graduate of Steinhardt’s program in […]
“Understanding how schools shape the health and fitness of their students is a critical step in making positive changes in our education system.” says Amy Ellen Schwartz, a professor of public policy, and director of Steinhardt’s Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP). Schwartz and her team are looking at the connection between food policy, […]
Kristie Lancaster, associate professor in nutrition, has embarked on a project called Fruitful Activity and Intake to Triumph in Hypertension (FAITH), a five-year trial funded by a $737,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. … Lancaster believes that after six months, members in the treatment group will exhibit a drop in their blood pressure and will be eating more fruits and vegetables than those in her control group.
More than half of New York City’s Mexican immigrants hail from Puebla, Mexico. “Migrants travel with their belief systems and their attitudes towards health services and these, in turn, shape their expectations and encounters towards services in the United States,” says Yumary Ruiz, a clinical assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and […]
Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, offered ideas on how to exercise leadership in a difficult economic climate spoke at a policy forum at the Steinhardrt School on November 11th. The event, co-sponsored by the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy and the NYU’s College of Arts and Science, was […]
Cellist Duo-Lin Peng, an award-winning musician, stopped playing the cello because he had wrist pain. A doctoral candidate in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, he became interested in the career of cellist Luigi Silva (1903-1961), who explored left-hand technique for cello playing because it had been suggested that his hands were […]