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Poster Competition for tabacco control for medical students KG Somaiya College Mumbai book casino
12 Mar 2009

A poster competition for tobacco control for medical students of KG Somaiya College Mumbai was held as part of the community program of IPA AAP Global Tobacco control program. There were nearly 100 entries . The posters were of very high standard and it was difficult for the judges to choose the winners .In addition to the first three winners, 3 consolation prizes were also given.

IPA AAP Global Tobacco control program - launch by a Community event on Prevention of tobacco in teens and children in India book casino
12 Mar 2009

The International Pediatric Association (IPA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics has launched a Global Tobacco control program .Dr Swati Bhave the executive Director is the lead coordinator. The launch of this program was done with a community event organised by AACCI in collaboration with KJ Somaiya College Mumbai & Mumbai Branch of IAP. There were more than 200 people in the audience and consisted of Medical and nursing students and students from other subjects from KJ Somaiya colleges. The speakers were Dr Ruth Etzel from USA who is Technical advisor for IPA on Environmental issues and she spoke on effect of second hand tobacco smoke on infants and children. Dr Swati Bhave, Technical advisor for IPA on Adolescent Health spoke on effect of tobacco on teens .There was a very interactive Q/A session. The winners of the poster competition held were declared.

Community program on Gender issues at Sophia Polytechnique College, Mumbai book casino
06 Mar 2009

A community program on Gender issues was held in Sophia Polytechnique College, Mumbai by AACCI faculty. Dr Swati Bhave dwelt on effects of tobacco and alcohol consumption in teen girls and women Dr Anuradha Sovani spoke about romantic relationships . Dr Mrunalini Deshmukh a noted family lawyer spoke about the laws that protect woman and their misuse. There was a special request to cover issues regarding different sexual orientation . A wellknown Psychiatrist Dr Jay Shastri spoke on same sex attraction. Dr Swati Bhave moderated the Q/A session . It was noteworthy that the students openly asked all their queries regarding same sex attraction which were scientifically and frankly answered by the panelists which included all the speakers.


LSE workshop Vocational course students at Sophia Polytechnique College, Mumbai book casino
30 Jan 2009

This was the first AACCI workshop for Vocational students .There were 54 participants in the age group of 17-21 yrs. AACCI faculty was Dr Swati Bhave, Surekha Joshi, Sweta V and Geeta Malhotra from Expressions India from New Delhi . The participants were very happy and enjoyed the role play and other activities. A research element was also included by taking survey of their life style, anger, anxiety and general health scales .The gender debate was very enthusiastically participated.

As part of the stress management session there was hands on demonstration of some yoga asanas, pranayama , meditation and relaxation techniques like progressive muscular relaxation and imagery which was done for the first time by many participants .They found this very useful and promised to make it part of their life to handle stress after this workshop
A special module to prevent drug abuse was conducted

LSE workshop junior college at Elphinstone College Mumbai book casino
28 Jan 2009

This was the second AACCI workshop for first year junior colleges in Mumbai . The earlier was held at KC college Mumbai in July 2008 .There were 50 participants in the age group of 17-18 yrs. AACCI faculty was Dr Swati Bhave, Surekha Joshi, Sweta V and Manisha Maccha from Mumbai . The faculty from Delhi were Geeta Malhotra from Expressions India and Manisha Kulkarni from Samadhan from New Delhi and The participants were very happy and enjoyed the role play and other activities. A research element was also included by taking survey of their life style, anger, anxiety and general health scales .The gender debate was very enthusiastically participated. A lot of discussion took place on the various aspects of premarital sex.

As part of the stress management session there was hands on demonstration of some yoga asanas, pranayama , meditations and relaxation techniques like progressive muscular relaxation and imagery which was done for the first time by many participants .They found this very useful and promised to make it part of their life to handle stress after this workshop.

A special module to prevent drug abuse was conducted.

Parent's workshop "How to make communicating with your teens a joyful experience and Healthy life style for the family at KC College Mumbai book casino
19 Jul 2008

This was the first AACCI parent workshop held at KC College Mumbai. There were 25 participants who all had teen children. The LSE methodology followed and most parents did role plays for the first time and highly enjoyed the case scenarios and interactive discussion.

The AACI faculty included Drs Swati Bhave,Anuradha Sovani, Jay Shastri and Samir Dalwai and Sarah Khan from Mumbai, Dr Harish Pemde from Delhi and Dr Aruna Jadish from Bangalore . There were lectures and illustrative cases on various issues like communication with your adolescents, healthy life style, psychosocial and physical development, impact of media and internet, dealing with exam stress, prevention of depression and suicide etc.

As part of the stress management session there was hands on demonstration of some yoga asanas pranayama , meditations and relaxation techniques like progressive muscular relaxation and imagery which was done for the first time by many participants .They found this very useful and promised to make it part of their life to handle stress after this workshop.

LSE & healthy life style workshop for junior college students of Mumbai at KC College Mumbai book casino
17 Jul 2008

This was the first AACCI workshop for first year junior college in Mumbai. There were 50 participants in the age group of 17-19 yrs Though the venue was KC college there were many other colleges whose students attended this workshop AACCI faculty was Dr Swati Bhave, Surekha Joshi, Sujata Kanhere from Mumbai Dr Harish Pemde from Delhi and Dr Aruna Jadish from Bangalore. Divya Prasad from expressions India from Delhi was the lead facilitator.

The participants were very happy and enjoyed the role play and other activities. A research element was also included by taking survey of their life style, anger, anxiety. The healthy life style workshop focussed on importance of proper diet, sleep and exercise .The gender debate was very enthusiastically participated and main issues discussed were on different attitudes of girls and boys.

As part of the stress management session there was hands on demonstration of some yoga asanas, pranayama , meditation and relaxation techniques like progressive muscular relaxation and imagery which was done for the first time by many participants .They found this very useful and promised to make it part of their life to handle stress after this workshop.

 
Launch of HYHI project and AACCI activities book casino
15 Jul 2008

MP Milind Deora Launching the Program
 
Audience at Launch
     

Dr Swati Bhave Executive Director AACCI
 
Dr RD Lele Chairperson AACCI
     

Sheriff of Mumbai and Other Didnitaries
 
MP Milind Deora Releasing AACCI Books
     

Public awareness program on "Prevention of life style diseases" KC College, Mumbai.

The speakers were Dr RD Lele, Chairperson AACCI and Dr Swati Bhave, Executive director AACCI. There were more than 100 students and teachers. The lectures were on what is metabolic syndrome and the causes of higher incidence of obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension and Heart disease in India and how to prevent these life style disorders by a healthy life style. This applies to children and more so to teenagers.

 
AACCI Activities launched as part of HYHI Project
08 Jul 2008

Press Conference:

A Press conference was held on 8th July, 2008. to announce a majoy initiative ebtitled " Healthy Youth Healthy India' Project". The Project first its kind in Indiam will have a possitive impact on the lives of the younger generation in the country. The Project will focus on Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases in Adulthood and Life Skill Education for Adolescents.

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