Brigham and Women’s
Center for Community Wellness Health Discussions

The Center for Community Wellness at STEC is specifically designed to bring directly to our patients innovative community based programs focusing on the prevention of hyperglycemia and obesity, on nutritional support and “food education”, on heart-healthy blood pressure reduction strategies, on preventive approaches to the management of hyperlipidemia, and where appropriate, and on environmental triggers and thus stabilization of asthma. Importantly, these patient healthy goals link together under one roof through activities such as our Brigham and Women’s Center for Community Wellness Health Discussions that incorporate formal gym and exercise classes with a wide ranging curriculum of health promotion and weight reduction activities targeted to patients of all ages so that we reach both older parents, their younger caregivers at home, and youth.

Join us for a new series
Community Convos: Real talk at the intersection of health,
medicine, race, and community.

Let’s Talk About Colon Cancer

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
7:00pm – 8:15pm


We will be hosting a Community Convo this coming Tuesday 9/22 from 7:00pm – 8:15pm. In light of the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, this convo is entitled “Let’s Talk About Colon Cancer.” Alongside two experts — Dr. Nadine McCleary and Dr. Nicolette Rodriguez — from BWH/Dana Farber, we will be exploring the ins and outs of colon cancer.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Risk factors for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults
  • Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer
  • Discussing the most up-to-date colorectal cancer screening guidelines and modalities
  • Health disparities in colon cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Considering Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death from colon cancer

Time for Q&A from participants.

Dr. Nadine McCleary
Senior Physician at Dana Farber Cancer Institute Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nicolette Rodriguez
Clinical and ResearchFellow: Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Research Fellow

HEAL2 (Health Education, Awareness & Literacy = Healthy Engagement, Actions & Life)
is a year-long CCW initiative featuring monthly workshops and interactive forums.

Questions? Please contact: Gayna Sealy, Program Manager