Articles by: Luci de Haan

Assessing the Needs of Our Community

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 […]

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Connecting people to health care and insurance

Connecting people to health care and insurance

  Heidi Hynes, Executive Director of the Mary Mitchell Family & Youth Center (MMFYC) which serves families in the Crotona and Fordham areas of the Bronx, says that many people in the community MMFYC serves do not realize they are eligible for insurance let alone understand how it works or […]

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Members of the Health Education Literacy Team from ArchChare, a BPHC member organization, participate in Cultural Competency Training.

Equipping Our Workforce to Care for People with Complex Needs

Members of the Health Education Literacy Team from ArchCare, a BPHC member organization, participate in Cultural Competency Training.   Workers who interact with patients are not limited to hospitals and doctors’ offices. They can be found at substance abuse treatment centers, housing services, clinics, home health care agencies, meals programs […]

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Ann Sullivan, MD, Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health (left), and State Senator Gustavo Rivera (right) joined Irene Kaufmann, BPHC Executive Director (center), at the launch of BPHC's Behavioral Health DSRIP project.

Getting Behavioral Health Care Right

Ann Sullivan, MD, Commissioner of the NYS Office of Mental Health (left), and State Senator Gustavo Rivera (right) joined Irene Kaufmann, BPHC Executive Director (center), at the launch of BPHC’s Behavioral Health DSRIP project. People with mental illness are disproportionately affected by diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and overall poor […]

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Empowering People to Manage Their Chronic Conditions

Empowering People to Manage Their Chronic Conditions

NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres (15th-NY) (far right) joined BPHC in thanking Peer Leaders and Community Health Workers for their role in helping people in the Bronx stay healthy.   Each week, Carla Ann Mitchell, a trained “Peer Leader,” spends an afternoon at Health People – Community Preventive Health Institute […]

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