NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and the Queens Public Library announced their continued partnership to produce a series of health and wellness educational events to increase health care literacy for all residents in Queens. The free series includes discussions led by NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst providers on a range of topics at Queens Library branches throughout the borough. Open to the public, the discussions will focus on back pain, oral, head and neck cancer, mental health, and the benefits of PrEP (short for pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) treatments, among other topics. The ongoing collaboration is part of Queens Public Library’s Community Health Service program, which provides free health education classes, workshops, and activities to promote health awareness in the community.

Schedule of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst lectures at Queens Public Library branches:

Tuesday, May 14th: Having a Healthy Pregnancy, 3 PM, Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills

Thursday, May 23rd: Mental Health Awareness (in Spanish and English) with Drs. Basilisa Canto and Maria De Pena-Nowalk, 4 PM, Corona Library, 38-23 104th Street, Corona

Thursday, June 20th: PEP and PrEP Discussion, with Maureen Jones, RN, 6 PM, Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st Street, Jackson Heights

Thursday, July 11th: Stop the Bleed/Emergency Medical Care Discussion, with Elmhurst Trauma Team, Forest Hills Library, 3 PM, 108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills 

Tuesday, July 16th: Healthy Eating Discussion, with Jey Hwang, RD, CDM, 2 PM, Hillcrest Library, 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing

Friday, July 19th: Safe Sleep Discussion, with Elmhurst Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RNs, Broadway Library, 11 AM, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City