Emergency Preparedness Training

ParamCARE Foundation organized an Emergency Preparedness Training for healthcare professionals in collaboration with Alianza, a program of New Jersey Institute of Disabilities on 4/28/13 at its office building in Iselin, New Jersey.
At the event Mr. Yessi Cubillo, Senior Emergency Preparedness Counselor and Trainer discussed with the participants about the common barriers or circumstances that prevents a person from taking an initiative to prepare for a catastrophic disaster or other emergency. In addition he also educated the audience about how to stay prepared for an emergency by the way creating a kit with supplies and provisions for an emergency, making a proper plan about managing an emergency and identifying ways to stay informed of disasters. All the people who attended the event were given an Emergency Go Bag by Alianza along with a water proof wrist band with USB drive. An individual’s medical information can be uploaded into the USB drive and worn by them at all times to be given to first responders in case of emergency.
In addition participants were provided with a folder containing information on how to prepare an emergency go bag and also the emergency contact numbers of departments at the county and state level. More than 50 people attended the event and took advantage of the opportunity, to enhance their knowledge on emergency preparedness.

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Breast Health Workshop

ParamCARE foundation organized a Breast Cancer Awareness program in Iselin, NJ in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) – Community Health Promotion division on 24thApril 2013.The event was conducted to raise awareness among the public about breast cancer and also to provide information on resources available for free screening mammograms for people who may qualify. RWJUH Breast Care Connection Director Ms. Lynn Lutwin educated the audience about the need for Self breast Examination (SBE) and regular age appropriate screening for early detection and prevention of breast cancer. She also provided information on the incidence, risk factors and role of nutrition and physical activity on cancer prevention. The participants were also taught on how to perform self-breast exam. Our director Mr. Vipul Amin and Councilman Mr. Jim Major spoke about the importance of healthy living and regular screening for staying disease free. The need for more research participation by the public for prevention of cancers in future generations was also emphasized. The program concluded with the raffle and gift basket presentation to the winners by Ms. Mariam Merced, Director of Community Health Promotions, and RWJUH.

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Cancer Prevention Study 3 Kickoff

ParamCARE foundation organized a Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS 3) kickoff event in collaboration with American cancer Society at its facility in Iselin, NJ on 20th April 2013. The event was organized to inform people about the purpose of the study and also let them know about how they can be a part of it. The session started with opening remarks from the Director of ParamCARE foundation Mr. Vipul Amin, who spoke about the organization’s mission towards raising awareness on building a healthier community through simple life style and behavioral changes. He also insisted on the need and responsibility of every single member of the community to participate in studies like this conducted to understand the factors responsible for causing and preventing cancer.
Dr. Hitendra Upadhyaya, Chief of Oncology, Jersey City Medical Center enlightened the public about the importance of early detection and prevention of cancer and also about the need for more research participation, the results of which would help the future generation have a cancer free life.
The event was also graced by the presence of Iselin Councilman Mr. Jim Major who spoke about why cancer prevention is important and also on why he supports studies like CPS3 done to find ways to improve quality of life among the people. Ms. Lizzette Dorado, Director of Special events, American Cancer Society then addressed the public about what the study is all about, why we need more public participation and also about how fruitful the previous studies were in determining what would be a healthy life style for the current generation of people.
People then registered for enrolling into the study and the event concluded with closing remarks from Mr. Vipul Amin.

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