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Brooklyn Campus, Not One More Life and Evening Star Baptist Church Tackle Asthma

Evening Star Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy will host asthma workshops for health professionals at January 29 event

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Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
718-488-1014

Brooklyn, N.Y.—The Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will team with Not One More Life, an asthma education program, and Evening Star Baptist Church to conduct an event Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, focused on promoting asthma awareness.

Health care professionals, leaders of faith communities and members of health ministries are invited to attend a morning training session, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Evening Star Baptist Church, located at 265 Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Free screenings, self-management tips and workshops for asthma sufferers and caregivers will run from noon to 4 p.m.

Based in Atlanta, Not One More Life is an asthma education program developed by founder and medical director Dr. LeRoy Graham. The program provides free workshops, counseling, referral and outcome monitoring in partnership with communities of faith. The Brenda Pillors Asthma Education Program is a community-based program serving Brooklyn. Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus School of Health Professions administers the program in conjunction with health professionals from outside the University.

“Communities of faith have historically been leaders on health related issues,” Dr. Graham said. “Providing health information within this environment can increase willingness to actively engage and participate in the health care process.”

Ellen Becker, program director for Brenda Pillors, added, “we need to find ways to help all communities receive high-quality asthma care so that each person’s asthma symptoms are controlled.”

For more information or to RSVP for the training session contact (718) 246-6320, email BPAsthmaEd@brooklyn.liu.edu or visit www.liu.edu/brooklyn/asthmaeducation.

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Posted 01/04/2011

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