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Nursing research conference call for abstracts

Nurses from YNHH and throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentation at the 9th Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference, "The Pursuit of New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements through Nursing Research" March 30, Yale University, West Campus. Abstracts may be submitted via the YNHHS intranet; the deadline is Feb. 24. Conference registration is also available on the YNHHS intranet. For information, contact Carla Hannon, RN, [email protected].

Resolution Solution challenge starts Jan. 16

The livingwellCARES program's first health challenge of 2017 begins Jan. 16. The eight-week Resolution Solution challenge will help YNHHS employees with setting and/or maintaining New Year's resolutions related to physical activity, eating habits, stress management or other health/wellness goals. Employees can choose from one of the challenge's predetermined resolutions or create their own. LivingwellCARES' team of health coaches will support employees with practical, daily solutions to help them successfully keep their resolutions. To learn more, visit the livingwellCARES information tables, 11 am - 1 pm Monday, Jan. 9, at the York Street and Saint Raphael campus cafeterias. Or register by Jan. 16 by contacting [email protected], 203-680-2716, SRC; or [email protected], 203-200-2758, YSC. Registered participants will receive additional details about tracking and reporting progress. Participants who complete the challenge will receive a water bottle and be entered into a grand prize raffle.

Weight-loss program begins in January

YNHH is offering Live Well and Lose It, a group weight-management class for employees and their adult dependents covered under the Yale New Haven Health System benefits plan with no copay or deductible. This eight-week program, taught by YNHH registered dietitians, includes a 30-minute lecture on topics such as best food choices, portions, dining out and staying motivated, along with confidential weigh-ins and goal-setting assistance. Class schedule: York Street Campus: 12:15 pm Thursdays, Jan. 26 - March 16; Saint Raphael Campus: 12:15 pm Tuesdays, Jan. 24 - March 14; Medical Center South: 12:15 Wednesdays, Jan. 25 - March 15. Class space is limited. Contact Ellen Liskov, [email protected], to enroll or for more information. The YNHH Nutrition Clinic also offers individual appointments with a dietitian; call 203-688-2422 (YSC) or 203-789-3266 (SRC).

Free film screening aims to start conversations on death and dying

Employees, patients and visitors are welcome to a free screening of the PBS/Frontline film, "Being Mortal," based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, a surgeon at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The screening is at noon Monday, Jan. 30, Fitkin Auditorium at the York Street Campus, with a second showing at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, Saint Raphael Campus Cronin Auditorium. A brief panel discussion will follow both screenings. The documentary, about caring for the dying, is sponsored by VITAS Healthcare and Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, YNHH's virtual hospice providers. The screenings are made possible by a grant from the John and Wauna Harman Foundation in partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America. To register, visit ynhh.org/events.