As CHI begins to roll out another full year of programming, we wanted to share with you our accomplishments from this previous year.

This coming 2016-2017 year, Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation will offer a set of programming based on Aging Well on Long Island. We continued to expand our Raising the Healthiest Class of 2035 and Community Resiliency initiatives, plus many other interesting collaborations. Keep an eye on your email for forthcoming announcements!

As CHI begins to roll out another full year of programming, we wanted to share with you our accomplishments from this previous year.

Original Programming

  • TEDxAdelphiUniversity
  • Perinatal Symposium; “Our Children, Our Future”
  • CHI Rapid Response, “Changing Youth Gun Culture in One Generation” 
  • Creating Compassionate Communities – Founded by Dr. Jessie Klein –  Learn more about CCC
  • Student Socratic Conversation Workshops, Manhattan Center

Co-Sponsored Programming

  • Sustainable Long Island: “Race to Zero” – Adelphi’s first Zero Waste Event
  • “Issues in Education for School-Age Students on the Autism Spectrum” Conference
  • “Conversations on Race: Truth Telling Project”
  • Numerous Suffolk County Emergency Management Training – Hauppauge Center
  • NYC “Sport for Development” Collaborative
  • Angels in America educational talk-back performance
  • Nassau County Emergency Management Conference
  • NYC Conversations Day

Our Current Grants

  • Unkechaug Nations Initiative to End Diabetes (UNITED) funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Click here for details 
  • Simons Foundation grant to study the usual care for students on the autism spectrum with our consortium partners from Stony Brook University, Drexel University, St. John’s University, the University of San Diego, and Rush University.

Staff Notes

Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Cohn had a busy year filled with presentations and honors.  Dr. Cohn was honored as a Champion of Change for her work in precision medicine and genomics by the White House in Jan 2016.  Read more about her work.

Among her many other activities, Dr. Cohn moderated a panel for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, presented at the American Public Health Association’s National Conference in Chicago, spoke at “A Decade of Building Health Equity in Suffolk County” at Hofstra University, and at the National Conference of Primary Care Leader Programs on “Archiving the ‘Triple Aim’ through Health sponsored by General Electric and the National Medical Association.

Assistant Director Meghan McPherson was chosen to present about her work at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Homeland Security Education Summit, The National Hurricane Conference, Touro Disaster Law Clinic, and the Nassau County Emergency Management Conference. Her work was also published in a special issue of the Journal of Homeland Security Education.

Audrey Onderdonk was promoted this summer to the position of Events Coordinator for CHI.

Here are a few images of our work in the last year





Perinatal Symposium; "Our Children, Our Future"

Perinatal Symposium; “Our Children, Our Future”

Creating Compassionate Communities

Creating Compassionate Communities


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Todd Wilson
Strategic Communications Director 
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