February Awareness

February is…

African American History Month – https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
American Heart Month – http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month – http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/
National Cancer Prevention Month – https://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/february-is-national-cancer-prevention-month
National Children’s Dental Health Month – http://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month
National Condom Month – http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/february-national-condom-month/

The Week of…

Feb 7 – 14: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week – https://mendedhearts.org/chd-awareness-week/
Feb 2 – 8: Burn Awareness Week – http://ameriburn.org/prevention/burn-awareness-week/
Feb 9 – 15: National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week – https://www.aacvpr.org/Events-Education/Live-Workshops/Cardiac-Pulmonary-Rehabilitation-Weeks

The Day of…

Feb 1: National Wear Red Day – https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give
Feb 4: World Cancer Day – http://www.worldcancerday.org/
Feb 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – https://nationalblackaidsday.org/
Feb 14: National Donor Day – https://www.organdonor.gov/index.html


Innovative Discoveries Series

Recovery of Functional Mobility after Stroke

Functional mobility and physical activity are often profoundly affected after stroke. As a group, stroke survivors are more physically inactive than even the most sedentary older adults.  Lack of physical activity has serious consequences in persons with stroke, including an increased risk of recurrent stroke, developing other diseases and mortality.  This talk will focus on our current understanding of factors that can influence mobility and activity recovery and the impact of rehabilitation.

Presented By:

Darcy Reisman, PT, PhD

Professor and Chairperson, Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
Professor, Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, University of Delaware
Academic Director, Neurologic and Older Adult PT Clinic, University of Delaware
Faculty, University of Delaware-Johns Hopkins Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program
Faculty, University of Delaware Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency Program

Free!  Lunch will be served!

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


Friday, February 28, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital, Conference Room 1100
Online: Watch live at https://bluejeans.com/361095905
Or join meeting ID 361095905 on the BlueJeans app on your smartphone or tablet

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Upcoming Lectures:


CCHS Global Health Residency Track


Please join us for this month’s global health talk!
The Global Health Residency Tracks of Christiana Care Health System, in partnership with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association, are pleased to invite you to this month’s global health talk.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 pm
LIVE: Christiana Hospital, Main Building, Room 1000

Adventures in Global Health – Lessons from the Field.

Dr. Khan has worked on the Global Polio Eradication Program with the World Health Organization, on HIV/AIDS in South Asia, and more broadly on leading global health education and collaboration initiatives for the last 2 decades.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Delaware Journal of Public Health, and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has authored or co-authored 4 books in the area of global health, including ‘Readings in Global Health’ co-edited with Sir Michael Marmot; ‘The End of Polio?’ with Tim Brookes; and ‘Megacities & Global Health’ co-edited with Dr. Gregory Pappas. He serves in leadership roles for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the American Public Health Association.

His talk will focus on key lessons learned from global health work including the links between geopolitics, development, and health.

Omar Khan, MD, MHS, FAACP


The CCHS Global Health Curriculum is an interdepartmental collaboration, supporting the Global Health Tracks in the Depts. of Medicine and Family Medicine, and the Med-Peds Residency, with the support of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, Delaware Public Health Association, and Delaware Academy of Family Physicians.

All are welcome to attend this talk.  Global Health Curriculum residents are required to attend.  There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Food and Refreshments will be served.