Resources from Past Health Education Workshops

How to Sit, Stand, and Work Smarter in Academia: Ergonomic Considerations

At this workshop, Jon Cinkay, PT discussed how to incorporate ergonomic condiserations into academic settings. He has generously shared his Powerpoint Presentation with us, link below:
How-to-Sit,-Stand,-Work-Smarter-in-Academia_2

If you have any questions concerning this content, please email Health Education Coordinator at healthed@gc.cuny.edu

Seasonal Influenza Information 2018-2019

A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. The Wellness Center Student Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as vaccine is available in the fall. Students are urged to obtain the flu vaccine as early as possible.  

Students with insurance are generally covered for the vaccine by their plans, including NYSHIP, and should not incur a cost. For uninsured students, there are free and low cost options. The Wellness Center is not offering flu vaccine this year. Please see this LIST for a variety of resources.

For students enrolled in NYSHIP: please see info about covered immunizations through CVS Caremark’s national vaccine network on p. 10 at the following link: https://www.cs.ny.gov/employee-benefits/young-adult-option/shared/publications/at-a-glance/2018/sehp-aag-jan-2018.pdf

In addition, Scott Voorhees in Student Affairs, compiled this guide in August 2018 regarding student health and insurance: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/CUNY_GC/media/CUNY-Graduate-Center/PDF/Health/Health-and-Insurance-Guide-August-2018.pdf

Breast and Testicular Cancer Information from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nurses from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center joined us at the GC to offer information and answer questions about Breast and Testicular Cancer.

For information shared about Breast Cancer, see the MSKCC website: www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/breast

For information shared about Testicular Cancer, see the MSKCC Website:
www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/types/testicular-germ-cell-tumors