10 Simple Steps to Get You &
Your Community Healthy for 2012
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As we begin to think about our 2012 New Year's resolutions and aspirations, we begin to evaluate our current state of mental and physical health as well as that of our communities. Getting healthy is often seen as a difficult and mentally stressful task yet it is one of the most important and rewarding challenges that people should work towards overcoming during the course of their lifetime.
From knowing your medical numbers to eating more nuts, enjoying a day at the Spa and becoming an advocate in your community, 10 Simple Steps to Get You & Your Community Healthy for 2012 will teach you the tips to planning a healthier and more fulfilling 2012.
The webinar: 10 Simple Steps to Get You & Your Community Healthy for 2012 was presented on Wednesday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Helen Arteaga is the director of Plaza del Sol Family Health Center, a division of Urban Health Plan, Inc. Helen grew up in Corona, Queens. Following the death of her community activist father, she set out to build a health center that would provide quality health care to the residents of her beloved Corona. Working with Our Lady of Sorrows Church and other community leaders, she sought out Paloma Hernandez, the president and CEO of Urban Health Plan, Inc. to make her dream a reality. Together, they opened Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in June of 2009. In 2011, Plaza Del Sol provided care to more than 12,000 patients.
Helen has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from New York University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She was a White House Fellow in 1998 during the Clinton Administration and completed a fellowship with the National Hispana Leadership Institute in September 2010. Helen is a member of Community Board #4 in Queens and serves on other boards including the Neighborhood Housing Board and Our Lady of Sorrows School. Recently she was one of 31 women selected by the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues to be featured in "NYC Women: Make it Here, Make it Happen," a series highlighting women who made a difference in their communities. She also received the Community Impact Award, Humanitarian Award and City of New York American Dreamer Award.
Helen is happily married to Victor Landaverde and is the proud mother of Victor Luis. She continues to reside in Corona, Queens.
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