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Gateway to Wellness: Back to the Basics

Registration Contact: Tamara Reese
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The Goal of this Symposium 

The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them get Back to the Basics. This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare and community experts. The symposium will have three main breakout sessions for Men, Women and Youth.

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Community Discussion

Live Well Allegheny
Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director Allegheny County Health Department
Healthy Eating & Meal Preparation
Stephanie Nardiello, RDN, LDN, Wellness Coordinator American-Healthcare Group, LLC
Tobacco: Cessation, Prevention and Education
Brttany Huffman, Program Assistant, Tobacco Free Allegheny
No one is Healthy if they are hungry
Charlene H. Newkirk, JD, South Campus President,Community College of Allegheny County
The Y’s Impact in the Community
Michelle Smiley, Membership Director, Thelma Lovett YMCA
Finding Your Inner Joy
Taheera Tucker MS, R.Y.T. Director Health & Wellness Programs
Urban Community Prevention (UCP)

Woman to Woman (Women Only)

Healthy Lifestyle Choices presented by:
Margaret D. Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MEd, MPPM, FACOG., The Links Inc.

This year the workshop will review all the components of health that will make you fit; it will also provide answers to getting you there. It will discuss healthy eating, exercises, mental health and diseases that plague women and provide solutions you can live by.

We Are our Brothers Keeper (Men Only)

Back to the Basics of Mental Health presented by:
Rev. Richard Freeman Pastoral Services Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Finding Your Inner Joy presented by:
B. Orlando Minniefield, LPC, Adaptive Behavioral Services
Getting to the Root of the Health Care Crisis
Edwards James, MD, MBA

This workshop will explore how the mental complexities of life effects your daily living. The men’s closed session will be in a room renamed “VEGAS”. What Happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

Youth Program

Journey to MedicineTalk Show
Journey to Medicine 12th Grade Students
Healthy Relationships presented by:
Chris McAneny, Founder and Executive Director of 3E Now
Sports injuries a real game changer
Journey to Medicine 9th grade students

The youth Program will explore how to be healthy both on and off the field. It will discuss issues that affect their eating exercise and mental health.

Date: 6/4/2016
Time: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Place: UPMC Shadyside Hospital Campus
Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Avenue - 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232


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