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Adolescent health issues forum

A group of 75 health care professionals recently gathered to discuss adolescent health issues at a conference entitled “Your Today Determines Your Tomorrow,” hosted by the Queens Perinatal Forum.

The Forum is a collaborative effort of Queens health providers and community-based organizations specializing in care related to youth and adults of childbearing age. It is chaired by the Queens Health Coalition (QHC) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a designated Queens Regional Perinatal Center.

“We are here to discuss ways we can advise and assist teens so that they can look forward to a brighter tomorrow,” said Phyllis Shafran, Executive Director of QHC. “Faced with so much peer pressure as well as economic and educational hurdles to navigate, surely wise health and social choices are vital to setting young people on the right path for the rest of their lives. What they need to know and how we can best communicate this information to them is the underlying theme of our program in general and today’s conference, specifically.”

For more information, call Rose at QHC at 718-762-0346, Ext. 14.

Tonia N. Cimino

 

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