Health Education for NEW Health Patients and Family
It is the mission and philosophy of North End Waterfront Health to provide each patient and their family members with relevant health education pertaining to their illness and treatment. Health education is provided at each visit and is tailored to the individual needs and abilities of each patient.
Health education, which is an ongoing process, may consist of both written material and verbal instruction. Health education includes, but is not limited to, teaching about safe and effective use of medications, the proper use of medical equipment, smoking cessation, and nutritional counseling. Every patient is advised of their rights and responsibilities as a patient at NEW Health. Health education referrals are made for all departments as needed by the patient and family.
To schedule an appointment with the Health Educator please call (617) 643-8000.
Outreach to the Community
North End Waterfront Health is committed to the overall health and wellbeing of the North End community and its residents. Via NEW Health’s outreach initiatives, our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle in the neighborhood and to target outreach efforts to those individuals and groups that are finding it difficult to access our services. To meet the identified needs of the diverse populations of the neighborhood, outreach education is provided to the community on a variety of health promotion and prevention topics.
NEW Health has formed collaborative relationships with the Department of Public Health, the City of Boston, and neighborhood schools and community centers to assess and identify needs of the North End community. Presentations are provided on a regular schedule to the students at both elementary schools (Eliot and St. John’s), the children in the after school and summer camp programs at the Nazzaro Community Center, and the elders at the elder housing sites and at the Nazzaro Community Center.
Click here to see more about our Youth Photovoice Project in Charlestown! The project focuses on educating youth about problem gambling and encouraging them to express what they have learned through the art of photography.