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Cohen Children's Medical Center is dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is committed to providing the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art care in all major clinical areas. We understand that when it comes to the treatment of our young patients, loved ones play a crucial role. That’s why family-centered care is at the core of everything we do.

Our discoveries, advancements and achievements have earned us recognition as one the nation's pre-eminent children's hospitals. Our experts are also available to provide educational programs in schools and our communities. These programs can be tailored to the specific needs of your students, parents and/or community.

For more information, please email CCMC Community Outreach at [email protected].

School nurse education & clinical programs

Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) offers free educational programs to school nurses in their respective districts throughout the school year. The programming of these sessions vary and are intended to capture important topics that school nurses may encounter in their daily activities. Keeping in mind the busy schedule of this group, great efforts are made to cater specifically to scheduling needs. These programs are held early evening hours during the weekday with a light dinner provided.

Additional programs will continue to be developed to provide school nurses with education that is pertinent to current health care trends.

Current programs include:

  • Managing food allergies in school
  • Childhood anxiety, what can we do?
  • Tech for Tots through teens: social media. Consequences and its Effects on Children and Adolescents
  • How important is the school nurse for the student with urological issues? Very!
  • Human and child sex trafficking
  • Handing anaphylaxis in a school setting
  • Managing the care of students with diabetes
  • Caring for seizure disorders

Additional programs will continue to be developed to provide school nurses with education that is pertinent to current health care trends.

Click here to register for a program.

School nurse educational series

Recovery Resilience and Hope: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center is a collaborating partner of the Northwell Health “Recovery Resilience & Hope Program. This program has as its aim to train all school nurses throughout the Northwell Health catchment area on the national epidemic and dangers of Opioid use.

We plan to offer 18 geographically dispersed sessions before 2020, the 90-minute sessions will focus on the following three domains:

  • Part 1: Understanding the problem – prevalence and stigma
  • Part 2: Building resiliency, identifying warning signs, talking to students, and the landscape of addiction treatment
  • Part 3: Opioid overdose prevention, recognition, response, and Naloxone rescue

Click here for more information and to register for this program.

Car seat safety check

Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way. Let us help you make better-informed decisions when choosing and using a car seat.

Learn more and register here.

Cohen and Kohl’s Keeping Kids Healthy Program

One in three children and adolescents in New York state are either overweight or obese, as a result of poor eating and exercise habits. This can lead to many chronic conditions including Type 2 diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. To help combat this issue in the local community, we’ve partnered with Kohl’s Cares to create the Cohen and Kohl’s Keeping Kids Healthy Program, which promotes good nutrition and physical fitness via innovative outreach programs.

Helpful tips and inspiration about how you can help your children make healthy choices.

Nutrition: Good health starts in the kitchen

  • meals together as often as possible.
  • eating more fruits and vegetables a game. (i.e., Who had the most servings today? Share results at dinner and give prizes to the winners.)
  • a new whole grain food to your meals each week. Take turns finding new ones to try.
  • the day with a nutritious breakfast. (It’s helpful to find on-the-go options.)
  • your kids grocery shopping, and let them explore and choose healthy, delicious items.
  • and prepare healthy meals for the week, and make it a fun family activity.

Exercise: Get up and go

  • off the television and, as a family, act out your own sitcom or song-and-dance show.
  • a garden and assign each family member their own section to care for and maintain.
  • your kids to take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. And practice what you preach.
  • a walk every day after dinner and chart your steps on a map on the fridge.
  • bicycles, jump rope and play tag.
  • it’s too cold to play outdoors, take the family to an indoor pool or playground.