Korean Graduate Students and Faculty to Attend 5-Day Conference On Public Health Issues

Local health care leaders will address graduate students and faculty representatives from Kyungsan University in Kyungbuk, Korea at a five-day public health and long-term care conference at Pace University. This third annual conference, organized by the University’s Department of Public Administration’s Center for Health Care Policy Education and Research of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, will be held July 23-27 at the Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Local health care leaders will address graduate students and faculty representatives from Kyungsan University in Kyungbuk, Korea at a five-day public health and long-term care conference at Pace University. This third annual conference, organized by the University’s Department of Public Administration’s Center for Health Care Policy Education and Research of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, will be held July 23-27 at the Lubin Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains.

Hulda Vidal Martinez, Director of the Division of Community Partnerships, Westchester County Department of Health, will open the conference with an overview of public health services. Other guest speakers include David Martin, director, American Lung Association; Laura Bolotsky, program administrator, Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services; Edward F. Leonard, executive vice president, White Plains Hospital Center; Ansley Bacon, Ph.D., director, Westchester Institute for Human Development; and Renee O’Rourke, assistant commissioner for planning and evaluation, Westchester County Department Of Health.

Conference topics on public health and long-term care include: Public Health Policy and Implementation in Food Safety; Public Health Issues in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment; The Role of Private Advocacy Groups in Public Health; Politics and Public Health; Nursing Home Services; Adult Day Health Care Programs; Community Based Aging Services; Services for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability; Hospitals and Acute Care; Hospital-Based Home Health Care; Children’s Health Care Issues; and School Health Issues.

Participants will also make site visits to the White Plains Hospital Center, and the Westchester Institute for Human Development and the Taylor Care Center at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

Pace University’s Center for Health Care Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University and to assist health care providers in meeting the needs of the community.

Health Care Perils Will Be Discussed At Pace University Conference June 15

Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a conference on “Health Care Perils to Patients and Communities” on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is $60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a conference on “Health Care Perils to Patients and Communities” on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is $60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.

Serious questions have arisen about patient safety due to medical errors, nursing shortages and emergency room crowding and diversions. On a community-wide basis, our public health system is increasingly challenged by issues varying from safe food, blood supply, water and air, to potential threats of bioterrorism. Of overriding concern is the ability of our hospitals to rise to these challenges.

Taking part in the program will be a panel of experts, in a format of individual presentations, panel discussion and audience Q&A. Howard Berliner, Sc.D., Professor of Health Services Management and Policy at the New School for Social Research, will address personal safety of care issues such as medical errors and the critical nursing shortage, and why we have these problems. Joshua Lipsman, M.D., Westchester County Commissioner of Health, will address the emerging public health threats and our system of readiness to deal with community-wide threats. Arthur Weintraub, president of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association, will examine the continued ability of our hospital system to respond to these serious concerns. Serving as moderator will be Prof. Bernard M. Weinstein, director of the Center for Health Policy Education and Research.

The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the New York Society for Health Planning.

The Center for Health Policy Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University, and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.

The Dyson College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences, and guides the general education of all Pace University undergraduate students. The College’s teaching philosophy stresses a combination of classroom instruction, technology, practical experience and community service.

School of Law to Co-sponsor Conference on Health Care and Children at Risk

“Children at Risk: Legal and Policy Barriers to Access
to Health Care and a Healthy Environment for the Nation’s Children,” is
the title of a day-long conference co-sponsored by the Health Law and Policy
Program at Pace University School of Law and the Graduate School of Health
Sciences at New York Medical College. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White
Plains.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY – “Children at Risk: Legal and Policy Barriers to Access
to Health Care and a Healthy Environment for the Nation’s Children,” is
the title of a day-long conference co-sponsored by the Health Law and Policy
Program at Pace University School of Law and the Graduate School of Health
Sciences at New York Medical College. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White
Plains.

The conference’s focus on access to quality health care for children is
especially timely as the New York State Legislature considers the details
of the new Child Health Plus program for children of low-income New Yorkers.
Currently, 650,000 children – nearly one-third of all New York’s children – are
uninsured.

The featured luncheon speaker will be nationally-known children’s health policy
expert Sara Rosenbaum, director of the George Washington University Center for
Health Policy Research. James R. Tallon, president of the United Hospital Fund,
will provide the conference keynote address. The morning session is titled
“Access to Health Care” and the afternoon session is titled “Public Health Issues
for Children.”

“Access to Health Care” will address uninsured children, Medicaid, managed care
and access to care for children with disabilities. Panelists will include Dr. Bruce
Vladeck, Mount Sinai Medical School; Alison Greene, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services; and Mark Rapoport, M.D., Oxford Health Plans. Professor Linda Fentiman,
Pace University School of Law, and Dr. Deborah Spitalnik, Medical College of New Jersey,
Rutgers University will discuss access to health care for children with disabilities and
the legal barriers they encounter in getting adequate health care.

The afternoon session, “Public Health Issues for Children” will address the urban asthma
epidemic, guns and violence against children, and overcoming barriers to health services
for adolescents. Presenters will include Ira Finegold, M.D., past president of the
American College of Allergy and Immunology; Professor Stephen Teret, Johns Hopkins University
School of Public Health; Professor Carol Sanger, Columbia University School of Law; and Wallace
Jenkins, M.D., New York Medical College.

The registration cost is $35. For more information, call (914) 422-4223.

Free “Lunch and Learn” Lectures to Kick-Off 20th Anniversary Celebration for Pace University’s Health Care Unit

The Pace University Health Care Unit (UHCU) of
the Lienhard School of Nursing is celebrating 20 years of providing
comprehensive primary health care services to students, faculty,
alumni and family members at three of Pace’s campuses.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

PLEASANTVILLE, NY — The Pace University Health Care Unit (UHCU) of
the Lienhard School of Nursing is celebrating 20 years of providing
comprehensive primary health care services to students, faculty,
alumni and family members at three of Pace’s campuses.

As part of a “wellness campaign,” the Unit has created a lecture
series on health given by UHCU certified family nurse practitioners.
The program, called “Lunch and Learn,” will be held in each of the
UHCU’s facilities on the following dates:

“LUNCH AND LEARN” SCHEDULE
Topic Campus Date Time
Stress Management White Plains Wednesday, September 17 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Fitness Pleasantville Tuesday, September 30 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Nutrition New York City Wednesday, October 8 12-1 p.m.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Please bring your own
lunch. For more information, call (914) 773-3760.

“We have scheduled a number of events around our 20th Anniversary to
help create heightened awareness of our facilities and services, and
also to promote wellness to the community at large,” said Jamie
Newland, director of the UHCU and faculty member in the Department of
Graduate Studies.

A nurse-managed center, UHCU nurse practitioners focus on health
promotion and prevention of chronic illness. The Unit offers health
education, primary care and personal health management programs.
Established with support from The Robert Wood Johnson and W. K.
Kellogg Foundations, the UHCU collaborates with family-practice
physicians’ groups and functions as a clinical practice site for nurse
practitioner students in the Lienhard School.

The UHCU also will have a series of open houses in the fall where
people can tour the facilities, meet the staff, and receive
educational materials and free fitness screenings measuring body fat
composition, blood pressure, weight and flexibility. The open houses
will be held at each of the UHCU’s three sites between 10 a.m. and 7
p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, September 24, White Plains
campus, 27 Crane Ave.; Wednesday, October 8, Pleasantville campus, 861
Bedford Road, Lienhard Hall; and Wednesday, October 15 on the New York
City campus in lower Manhattan, 1 Pace Plaza, B level.

The Pace University Health Care Unit was featured in Models That Work –
1996 Compendium of Innovative Primary Health Care Programs for
Underserved and Vulnerable Populations, which is part of the greater
“Models that Work” Campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services, to identify and promote innovations in the
delivery of primary and preventive health care to vulnerable and
underserved populations.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive, independent
and diversified University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law
and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Lienhard School of Nursing To Hold Staff Development Conference

The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will host
the Tenth Annual Staff Development Conference on Training and
Developing Interdisciplinary Workers on Friday, September 26, from
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford
Road.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will host
the Tenth Annual Staff Development Conference on Training and
Developing Interdisciplinary Workers on Friday, September 26, from
8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford
Road.

The program will provide strategies and creative ideas for training
and developing interdisciplinary workers in an acute, subacute, long
term, home or ambulatory/primary care settings.

For more information, please call the Lienhard Center for Continuing
Education (914) 773-3358. The early bird fee for the conference,
including continental breakfast and buffet lunch, is $125 if paid by
September 5, $150 for regular registration.

The Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care is an
integral component of the educational program of the Lienhard School
of Nursing. With offices in Westchester County and lower Manhattan,
the Center is committed to providing a comprehensive, quality
continuing education program for nurses and other health care
professionals at the local, national and international levels. Since
the Center began 19 years ago, more than 30,000 participants have
attended its programs.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and School of
Law.

Lienhard School of Nursing to Offer Certification Review and Update Courses

The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will
offer four certification review and update courses from Monday,
September 15 to Thursday, September 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1268

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing
Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care will
offer four certification review and update courses from Monday,
September 15 to Thursday, September 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road.

Each review and update course is independent and designed to help
nurses review materials before the American Nurses Credentialling
Center certification exam and/or update their knowledge in four
areas:

* Gerontological Nursing – Monday, September 15
* Nursing Administration – Tuesday, September 16
* Medical Surgical Nursing – Wednesday, September 17
* Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing – Thursday, September 18

For more information, please call the Lienhard Center for Continuing
Education (914) 773-3358. The early bird fee for the conference,
including continental breakfast, is $125 if paid before August 29,
$150 for regular registration.

The Center for Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care is an
integral component of the educational program of the Lienhard School
of Nursing. With offices in Westchester County and lower Manhattan,
the Center is committed to providing a comprehensive, quality
continuing education program for nurses and other health care
professionals at the local, national and international levels. Since
the Center began 19 years ago, more than 30,000 participants have
attended its programs.

The Lienhard School of Nursing is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, and School of
Law.

Pace, KPMG Peat Marwick to Address Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems

Pace University’s Department of Public Administration and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP will co-sponsor a conference for health care facility CEOs and other top administrators on “Health Systems Integration and Reengineering: A Strategy for Competitive Advantage,” on May 8 and 9 at Pace’s Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. Interested hospital executives should call Pace University at (914) 422-4298 for more information.

Posted by Public Affairs on April 24, 1997 at 15:02:58:

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Pace University’s Department of Public Administration and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP will co-sponsor a conference for health care facility CEOs and other top administrators on “Health Systems Integration and Reengineering: A Strategy for Competitive Advantage,” on May 8 and 9 at Pace’s Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. Interested hospital executives should call Pace University at (914) 422-4298 for more information.

Conference speakers will include leaders from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, CareGroup, Inc. (the Beth Israel-Deaconess and Massachusetts General alliance), in Boston, and members of the senior consulting staff of KPMG Peat Marwick, who will present their findings from a recently completed four-year national health systems integration study.

“Health care providers have been forming ‘integrated’ delivery systems during the 1990s to maximize market share and provide a full range of services,” said Professor Bernard Weinstein, director of Pace’s Center for Health Care Education and Research. “The conference will examine whether these systems are truly integrated.”

This conference will provide a forum for health care senior executives to learn about current developments and approaches in health systems integration and reengineering, as well as typical barriers encountered during implementation. It also will feature actual case studies on the development and performance of integrated health systems. (more)

Pace University’s Center for Health Care Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care education and research activities at Pace, and to assist health care providers in meeting the health care needs of the community.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.