Harlem Children’s Zone: High school students, Community Health Messengers H1N1

In 2009 H1N1, a new and not well understood virus appeared in New York City. Reliable scientific information regarding what the virus was, who was at risk and how the population could protect itself was very much on the minds of parents and school officials.  A trusted source was needed, to give clear information and dispel myths in the community.  In collaboration with Harlem Children’s Zone, Children’s Health Fund and experts at Columbia University,  NCDP held a day of community health messaging trainings.  It was a day that brought the Harlem community together to learn protective measures to interrupt the spread of H1N1.  As many as 850 children participated!  Click here for the press release.