Our Board Member spotlight this month is Francesca Coxe, Patient Education Coordinator.
“As the Patient Education and Community Affairs Coordinator, I initiate events associated with prevention and health promotion. I’m responsible for coordinating with Weill Cornell Imaging to create our annual mammogram event, which includes educating patients on breast cancer screening and general women’s health. I also coordinate with Heart-to-Heart, WCCHR, and various street fairs to increase the community’s awareness of WCCC services. Currently, I’m working on implementing a tobacco cessation initiative for our patients and also creating a tobacco cessation protocol for future patients to best aid them in their quitting process. We have also recently established an exciting partnership with the Registered Dietitians at WCM, to benefit many of our patients in making knowledgable decisions regarding food, exercise, and other lifestyle changes. It will also give the student volunteers exposure to an additional discipline related to their patients’ care.
The Clinic makes a huge impact on the underserved in New York City. It is a great opportunity to do something tangible by working directly with patients and community residents during the pre-clinical years. Also, volunteering with the WCCC encourages collaboration across disciplines, like pharmacy, nutrition, and social work, and allows for early exposure to and appreciation of the teamwork required to deliver high quality medical care.”