With summer upon us, the Center continues to work on our research and evaluation projects, develop our website and build and strengthen community relationships in East Harlem and city wide.
Our final breakfast seminar of spring 2014, “Getting to Yes on Salt: How to Translate Conflicting Evidence into Public Health Policy” was held Tuesday, May 29, 2014 at the Roosevelt House. Nicholas Freudenberg moderated a lively panel discussion on the public health debate on salt. Panelists included Dr. Thomas Farley, Former Commissioner of Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Joan M Tisch Fellow for Public Health at the Roosevelt House Institute for Public Policy at Hunter College and Dr. Sandro Galea, Gelman Professor and Chair Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
In staff news, Nick Freudenberg gave several interviews and talks this past month. Listen to his recent appearance on “What Doesn’t Kill You” on Heritage Radio Network. This week, he gave a keynote address at the UVM Food Systems Summit, and prior to that gave a talk at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on June 10.
With the recent purchase of the Pathmark at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue by a real estate developer known for luxury high-rises, we are beginning a dialog with the community around the possible closing of this important food access point in East Harlem. We welcome contact with any groups interested in collaborating, exchanging ideas and sharing thoughts and possible opportunities. For more information, please contact Diana Johnson, Director of Community Projects at [email protected].