Dr. David L. Katz, internationally renowned expert on nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, will be addressing Baby Boomers at the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut’s (VNA/SCC) 107th Annual Meeting and Community Awards event, which will be held on Tues., Nov. 1 beginning at 5pm at Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven.
The annual VNA/SCC Community Awards seek to honor organizations or individuals who have truly worked hand-in-hand with the VNA/SCC toward its mission of providing high-quality health care to those at home and in the community.
The 2011 Community Award winners are: The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven – Community Partnership Award; Advanced Monitored Caregiving – Homecare Partnership Award; ADVANCE for Nurses – Media Partnership Award; Gateway Community College – Volunteer Partnership Award; Deb Heinrich, Nonprofit Liaison to Governor Dannel Malloy – President’s Award; and Dr. Ellen Russell Beatty, Ed.D., RN, CNE – Board Volunteer of the Year Award.
The cost to attend is $10 per person. Dinner is included and a cash bar will be available. To register online, visit
http://conta.cc/qt1cPg or by phone, call 203.859.6051.
About Dr. David K. Katz
Katz is the Director and founder (1998) of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Director and founder of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital (2000) in Derby, CT; founder and president of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation; and formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine for eight years.
Katz has published over 100 scientific papers, numerous textbook chapters, nearly a thousand newspaper columns, and 12 books to date. He contributes a monthly column to O: the Oprah Magazine; near daily blogs to Prevention Magazine; a weekly Preventive Medicine column to the New Haven Register; and has served as a Medical Contributor to ABC News and a health columnist to the New York Times Syndicate.
He is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal™ nutrition guidance program (www.nuval.com), currently offered in over 500 supermarkets throughout the United States.
About VNA Health Systems
VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.
Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, through United Way funding, to those who are in need. The agency employs over 230 staff members, has an average daily census of over 1,000 patients and makes over 170,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, local United Way organizations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit
CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.