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Assessing the Needs of Our Community

Before launching DSRIP in 2015, BPHC conducted an intensive analysis of the health care challenges facing Bronx residents with input from diverse organizations that have deep roots in the community. They include higher rates of cardiovascular disease, asthma and HIV/AIDs, and lack of mental health services. For instance, short-term diabetes hospitalizations are nearly 50% higher than the New York City average.

Among the Medicaid population, the Bronx ranks highest among all boroughs in New York City in the rate of potentially preventable hospital admissions.

Using this information, BPHC identified 10 projects focused on preventing the need for hospital care by keeping people well and making sure that those who become sick receive quality, coordinated care by doctors and other community providers.

Find out more about our community needs assessment and 10 DSRIP projects here.


Published February 23, 2017