Deaf Health Talks
Deaf Health Talks was sponsored by the Deaf Health Community Committee (DHCC) and the Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf's Rochester Educational Awareness Program (R.E.A.P.). Monthly health topics were presented in American Sign Language. Click on the titles below to see the Power Point presentations.
* Guest Presenter(s)
|31||May 15,2014||Lauren Searls, RN|
|30||Kids Health||Feb 8, 2014||Dr. Scott Smith|
|29||Stroke||Jan 16, 2014||Kim Kelstone*, CI/CT, BSN|
|28||Eating Healthy||July 25, 2013||Madeline Beach, Jennifer Hu, Will Fetzer, Mike McKee, Rebecca Royzer, and Paul Silvasi.|
|27||June 27, 2013||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|26||Diabetes - A Growing Epidemic||March 28, 2013||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|25||Women's Health: Stay Healthy at Any Age.||Feb 28, 2013||Kim Kelstone*, CI/CT, BSN|
|24||Winter Infections: Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Other Infections.||Jan 24, 2013||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|23||Medications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly||May 17, 2012||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|22||Periodontal Disease and Heart Health: Brushing and Flossing may Actually Save your Life!||Mar 15, 2012||Christopher Lehfeldt, DDS*|
|21||Arthritis: An overview on what you should know and how to treat||Feb 23, 2012||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|20||Deaf Health Care Access||Jan 19, 2012||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|19||Trouble Sleeping? Sleeping Disorders Overview||Dec 8, 2011||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|18||Obesity and your Health: The Deaf Weight Wise Research Project:||Nov 17, 2011||
Scott Smith, MD, MPH
Matt Starr, MPH
click on the links.
|July 21, 2011||Julia Velasquez|
|16||June 16, 2011||Gretchen Roman, PT, DPT|
|15||Spirituality and Health *||May 19, 2011||
Deacon Patrick Graybill
Father Ray Fleming
Michael McKee, MD, MPH
|14||Sexual Health - Exposing the Myths||Mar 17, 2011||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|13||Physical Therapy - The Benefits *||Jan 20, 2011||Gretchen Roman, PT, DPT|
|12||Menopause and Midlife Crisis: A Review for Women and Men||Nov. 18, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|11||Thyroid Issues - What you should know||Oct. 21, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|10||Kidney Health||Sept. 22, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|9||Eye Health *||Jul. 15, 2010||
Holly B. Hindman, MD
Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD
|8||End of Life Issues - What you need to know?||Jun. 17, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|7||Skin Cancer - What to Look for?||May 20, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|6||Heart Health||Apr. 15, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|5||Memory Issues - Forgetfulness||Mar. 25, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|4||Depression and Anxiety - How to Beat the Winter Blues||Feb. 18, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|3||Diabetes||Jan. 21, 2010||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|2||Trouble Sleeping? - Sleeping Disorders Overview||Nov. 10, 2009||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
|1||Swine Flu and Common Infections to Prepare for||Oct. 15, 2009||Michael McKee, MD, MPH|
Deaf Health Talk Presentations at other Locations
Presentation to the Deaf Community of Buffalo, New York (June 28, 2012): What is Healthcare Proxy: How can it protect me and my family?
Presentation to the Deaf Community of Duluth, Minnesota (May 5, 2012): Hospitals, Doctors & You: All Working Together
Deaf Strong Hospital 2015
Seeking Deaf persons age 18 and up interested in participating in Deaf Strong Hospital, an all-day activity for first-year medical students at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry that will teach them what it feels like to be Deaf in a hearing hospital.
This is a role-reversal exercise, which means all of the doctors, receptionists, and pharmacists are Deaf and only communicate in ASL. The medical students will become patients and will have to learn how to communicate with Deaf doctors and nurses to get the health care they need. This fun and exciting event will take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center on August 28, 2015 from 8:30 to 3:30pm.
You will be paid about $50 for your participation. Free lunch and a t-shirt will also be provided to all participants.