with a broad range of health care and community partners who share our commitment to help address health inequalities and to empower high-need, low-income populations in the South Bronx through effective health management and self-care. This combined effort strengthens our ability to address the ongoing health and social needs of this underserved community.
Health People’s deep community roots and long linkages to many local organizations and sites enable us to target services to a range of high-need populations.
Health People has implemented various services on site at more than 60 local organizations and agencies, from SROs and homeless shelters to public housing developments — and from senior citizen centers to community colleges.
We are a participating member of the Bronx Re-Entry Working Group, the Mentoring Partnership of NYC, and the Bronx HIV Advocacy Network, among other organizations. Health People recently reinvigorated the 718 AIDS and More Coalition, dedicated to insuring a fair apportionment of Federal AIDS and other health funds to the Bronx.
Health People has worked on joint projects with leading health institutions, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, the Bronx Community Health Network, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Lincoln Hospital, Jacobi Medical Center, and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Health People was lead agency for the NY State funded South Bronx Diabetes Coalition, a vital community-wide health coalition comprised of more than 40 community agencies, as well as the Center for Community Education for the New York City Childhood Asthma Coalition.
Health People is a member of Bronx BREATHES, The NYS Health Department Bronx tobacco control program run by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and also Bronx CREED run by The Einstein Center to Reduce and Eliminate Health Disparities.
For more information on becoming a Health People Partner, please contact Chris Norwood Executive Director, at 718-525-8585, ext. 239 or email her at ChrisNorwood@HealthPeople.org
“Over the past year, Health People has partnered with me in groundbreaking research on the use of social media to reach HIV-positive women with critical health news. Their work has been truly outstanding. Our mutual research (published in “AIDS Care”) is helping us rethink how we can deliver health information most effectively.”
“As a former Program Manager for Bronx BREATHES run by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (and also a former Health People Coordinator), I was proud to work with Health People on a very successful community-wide smoking cessation initiative.”
“We’re excited to be partnering on an innovative program that will help physicians to easily link to Health People and other community-based organizations offering diabetes self-management education. Health People has a long history of leading and collaborating on cutting-edge diabetes prevention and self-care initiatives.”