Emergency Medicine K–12 Outreach Programs
The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone is committed to serving our local communities. As part of our community outreach initiative, we lead a variety of educational outreach programs for K–12 students in New York City public schools.
Our focus is on improving health and wellness through classroom visits and other programs:
- We visited kindergarten classrooms at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus to provide support for the community helpers’ unit and to teach kids about the importance of handwashing.
- We collaborated with the wellness council at P.S. 20 Anna Silver to provide students with reusable water bottles to support healthier drink options and decrease the use of recycled bottles. The wellness council obtained a grant for water filtration systems to ensure continued use of the water bottles.
- We provided CPR certification to parents at P.S. 20 Anna Silver.
- We supported the annual P.S. 20 Anna Silver Community Health Fair by hosting a booth and providing bike helmets and injury prevention tips.
- We ran a health station at Hunter’s Point Community Middle School, teaching students and their families how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent illness.
- We taught ninth-grade health students at Hunter College High School about cardiac arrest and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
- We collaborated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity Affairs, teaching underrepresented minority middle and high school students in the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP).
Through these and other innovative partnerships with local schools, we enhance the education of elementary, middle, and high school students, inspiring them to consider the importance of their health as well as the health of the planet.