Every September, the mental health community comes together to shine a spotlight on suicide, which is now the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The message of National Suicide Prevention Month is that this major health concern is preventable if you know the warning signs and recommended actions to take. Learn what you can do to help a loved one get through a difficult time.
Children’s health and education go hand in hand. If children are bothered by poor vision, untreated asthma, or anxiety and depression, they won’t be able to reach their full potential in the classroom. In the United States, millions of children and adolescents—especially those of color and those who live in underserved communities— face the reality of going to school with physical and mental health concerns that threaten their well-being and educational performance.
Family Health Centers understands how important it is to you that your children grow up healthy and strong. We also know how important a pediatric checkup is to a child’s health and wellness. To help your family make the most of your visit to our health center, we have a few helpful hints to help you prepare for your appointment.
In just six short months, we have experienced a pandemic that has resulted in a complete upheaval of our lives. We have learned about the spread of germs and its prevention, the unpredictable effects of COVID-19, and experienced a fear beyond our control and comprehension. Now the questions to ask about your health and COVID-19 is: “Is it safe to go out yet? How much of my former life can I resume? Is it safe to go to a restaurant? The doctor? Food shopping? School?”
New York State’s WIC program offers basic health and nutrition assistance to pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. Find out if you meet the WIC qualifications and learn about what help you could be eligible to receive.
To help educate parents in the community, Family Health Centers’ Director of Pediatric Clinical Quality Suanne Kowal-Connelly, MD, FAAP created four entertaining and engaging videos, which provide professional insight on key topics related to parents, kids and COVID-19.