There are numerous reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers. At the top of the list is their unique 51-year history of delivering high quality, affordable, cost-effective community- and patient-centered health care and social support services in high need communities throughout the united States.
During National Health Center Week (#NHCW16), Bronx Community Health Network proudly joined 1,375 health centers and 24+ million patients in “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health”. At our Annual Community Health Recognition Dinner, we presented awards to our health center and community champions, who exemplify the health center spirit and tradition. We were especially delighted to present awards to 6 health center patients, who met or exceeded their health goals, and are now enjoying much healthier lives! Bronx residents are determined and resilient! #Not62!
Congratulations and sincere thanks to BCHN partners, Union Community Health Center, O+Festival, Montefiore Health System, Urban Justice Center, Fordham Road Business Improvement District and NYC Department of Transportation and several CBOs. Despite sweltering heat, we successfully hosted a joint Health & Wellness ExpO+ at the newly re-designed, community-and eco-centric Fordham Plaza, where we were joined by Senator Rivera, NYS Assembly Member Victor Pichardo, and NYC Council Member, Ritchie Torres.
America’s health centers are fortunate to have great bi-partisan support. Special thanks to our elected representatives for NHCW proclamations and greetings: NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio, Bronx NYS Speaker of the Assembly, Carl E. Heastie, NYS Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, NYS Assembly Member LaToya Joyner, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and NYC Assembly Member Vanessa Gibson. Read on for more about #NHCW16 celebrations and other BCHN activities in the Bronx.
August 27 - #GoHealthy at Poe Park
#GoHealthy in the Park moves to Poe Park.
10:00 AM Gentle Exercise and Stress Reduction Techniques with Kathryn Davis
11:00 AM Nutrition Workshop with Chef Wilson
11:30 AM Fitness Class withN'Namdi Nelson
September 15-18 - 4th Annual U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health
The Office Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) and partner organizations are organizing the
4th Annual United States Conference on African Immigrant and Refugee Health (USCAIH 2016), under the theme: Health Behaviors of African Immigrants and Refugees: Rethinking Integration, Challenges and Empowerment.
Increasingly, African immigrants and refugees are experiencing deep and pronounced disparities in the areas of behavioral health, chronic diseases, infectious and emerging diseases and access to care.
Building on the successes of previous USCAIH conferences, USCAIH 2016 will bring together members of the community, health researchers, academics, public health workers, advocates, provider and community organizers to shed light on, enhance and advance the body of scholarship, best-practices and expertise in the increasingly complex field of African immigrant and refugee health.
USCAIH 2016 will offer a multi-disciplinary platform, grounded in the determinants of health framework, to further understand the underpinning obstacles that stand in the way of optimal health in African immigrant and refugee communities in the United States.
To learn about upcoming events and locations check out the BCHN
events page, or to arrange for BCHN representatives to be at your upcoming event,