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How to Request Events in Your Community

How Do I Request CTSC Community Programs for My Community?

If you are interested in bringing these programs to your community, please review the general requirements below and contact Kaymisha Knights at kak3003@med.cornell.edu or 646-962-8309.

Weill Cornell Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach Campaign

Click here for information about this free program offered to communities in NYC

Requirements to Host an Event

  1. Please contact us to request a health screening at least six months before the event. Screenings are only held on weekends.
  2. A cool, open area large enough to hold 100 people. Our testing machines will not function above 80 ◦ F  or below 50◦ F. If the event is outdoors a shaded area must be provided. In case of extreme weather conditions, indoor space must be provided that can hold the same amount of people.
  3. 8 standard rectangular tables and 40 chairs are required. An additional 2 tables and 10 chairs are required if you’d like to request the Ophthalmology team show up to conduct eye screenings.
  4. Access to at least 4 electrical outlets or a power generator is required.
  5. All health screenings are four hours long. However, we require a space for six hours. Four hours for screening and one hour for setup and one hour for packing. Depending on the flow of the event, we will stop taking new participants between 30 minutes to one hour before our scheduled screening end time (i.e. 1pm-1:30pm for 10pm-2pm events).
  6. If your community has non-English speakers, please let us know. We will try to accommodate them, but officially, all services are offered in English only.
  7. A commitment to preschedule OR bring at least 50 participants to the health screening. While free to all participants, each event costs us $3,000. Thus, we request that vigorous advertising and recruitment are performed by the community site prior to the event. If the minimum of 50 participants is not met, the CTSC reserves the right to charge your organization a fee of $50.
  8. Please note that this program is offered as a complete package and will not offer limited events with only select screenings/services. 

Health Screening Event Details

  1. One hour before an event is scheduled to begin, our volunteer group will arrive.
  2. Space, tables, and chairs should be ready one hour before the scheduled start time so we have enough time to setup the screening.
  3. These screenings are part of a research study looking at the rates of heart disease and diabetes in needy communities. With their permission, we will be collecting some health information from participants. Participants may remain anonymous if they wish.
  4. The Weill Cornell Medical College, Clinical and Translational Science Center reserves the right to cancel any scheduled screening event for any reason and at any time. 

To Request an Event

Complete the linked pdf and email it back to Kaymisha Knights at kak3003@med.cornell.edu

Community Interactive Videoconferencing (CIVIC)

Click here for information about this free program offered to communities in NYC

Requirements to Host an Event

1. Request CIVIC event at least 30 days in advance.

2. Space and seating for participants and equipment.

3. An audience of at least 10 participants.

4. Advertising and recruitment on behalf of community organization.

5. Before an event is confirmed, we must visit your location to confirm that we can get an internet connection there (we use 4g modems that operate on cell phone network). If they do not work at your location, you must have high speed internet access that we can use.

CIVIC Event Details

  1. One hour before an event is scheduled to begin, a team from the CTSC will arrive.
  2. Space, tables, and chairs should be ready one hour before the scheduled start time so we have enough time to setup the screening.
  3. These screenings are part of a research study looking at the use of videoconferencing to educate community members. With their permission, at the end of the presentation, participants will be asked to complete two anonymous surveys for us about the event.
  4. The Weill Cornell Medical College, Clinical and Translational Science Center reserves the right to cancel any scheduled screening event for any reason and at any time.

To Request an Event

Complete the linked pdf and email it back to Kaymisha Knights at kak3003@med.cornell.edu

Hands Only CPR

Requirements to Host an Event

  1. Request Hands-Only CPR event at least 30 days in advance.
  2. Space and seating for participants and equipment.
  3. Events can be conducted in person or via videoconferencingIf you wish to request the event via videoconferencing, we need to visit your location and perform a test on our internet connection before confirming events.
  4. An audience of at least 10 participants.
  5. Advertising and recruitment on behalf of community organization.

Hands-Only CPR Event Details

  1. One hour before an event is scheduled to begin, a team from the CTSC will arrive.
  2. Space, tables, and chairs should be ready one hour before the scheduled start time so we have enough time to setup the screening.
  3. The Weill Cornell Medical College, Clinical and Translational Science Center reserves the right to cancel any scheduled screening event for any reason and at any time. 

To Request an Event

Complete the linked pdf and email it back to Kaymisha Knights at kak3003@med.cornell.edu

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