Details Parent Category: About Park Slope Parents Category: Events What: Public art installation with a functional role in cervical cancer preventionWhere: Stone House, 5th Ave at 3rd St., BrooklynWhen: One day only, January 25, 2018, 12-8 Dr. Maggie Carpenter, founder of Go Doc Go, and Artist Ryan Cronin have found a beautiful intersection between art and medicine that empowers women, raises cervical cancer awareness, and challenges our current approach to healthcare in the United States.
Maggie and Ryan first began working with one another through Cronin’s charitable fund 12 Months of Giving. The Fund supports the work of not for profits whose mission is to be agents of change, one of the key missions behind Go Doc Go’s work. For the past five years Go Doc Go has focused its efforts on preventing cervical cancer in low and middle-income countries, but when the political climate in the United States shifted and the current administration put into motion an attack on women’s healthcare, Dr.
Carpenter approached Cronin about collaborating to take action here in the States. Through a series of sit-downs the two conceived the idea of “The Box;” a public art piece that also acts as a privacy booth for women to self-swab a sample for HPV testing, allowing women to take their healthcare into their own hands. Traditionally cervical cancer screening has been done with a pap smear which required a doctor’s visit.
Now HPV testing is an established alternative to pap smear screening in women 30-65. Studies have shown that women are capable of self-collecting their samples and the art installation will provide a safe, private place for women to do so. Over the last twenty years as a physician, Dr. Carpenter has witnessed the multitude of barriers to health care. From the wall-like booths and windows on walking into a doctor’s office, to the long waits for both an appointment and in the provider’s office, it is a struggle for anyone to practice good self-care.
Cronin embraced the opportunity to use art to make healthcare more inviting by intersecting the two. Dr. Carpenter and Ingrid Frengle-Burke, FNP, the executive and assistant directors of Go Doc Go, will be onsite on January 25th, assisting women. They will be contacting women by phone to given them their results. The tests are being processed by bioreference laboratories at a reduced cost which will be paid by Go Doc Go if women do not have insurance.
Any women with abnormal results will be referred for further evaluation locally. The Stonehouse will be the first of many showings of the Art installation raising awareness about cervical cancer, challenging traditional approaches to healthcare, and preventing it by diagnosing HPV before it has time to become cancer. They invite the public to a part of this ground breaking approach to health care.
For inquiries please contact:Dr. Maggie Carpenter 646-894-3089 or Melanie Cronin 845-430-8470 Details Category: Working Parents Paid family leave in New York goes into effect on January 1, 2018. And those who have kids in 2017 may take paid family leave in 2018, as long as they take leave within a year of the birth. In response to the many questions on various Park Slope Parents listserves, Park Slope parent & ABB Board Member Elizabeth Saylor put together the below question and answer.
Molly Weston Williamson, a staff attorney at A Better Balance, helped her with this. If you are an employee or independent contractor and have additional questions not answered below, we recommend you call ABB (212-430-5982) or the state’s paid family leave hotline (844-337-6303). Employers, including household employers of nannies or housekeepers, should also call the state hotline for more information.
Elizabeth will also continue to work with PSP and ABB to answer additional questions. Hope this helps. The new law is very exciting but, as with anything new, a bit confusing. This page was updated Dec 21, 2017 Read more...See Also: Animal Rescue League Hours
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