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Charla Community Collaborations

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The Charla program is committed to working with various community partners to enhance access to care, support, education and resources for people with lupus and their loved ones.

The Charla program is a part the New York State Department of Health’s Three Year Community Service Plan (CSP), the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Charla addresses high risk behaviors related to nutrition and reproductive health among adolescents with Lupus.

Over the next three years, Charla will focus on enhancing relationships with existing partners and expanding our program reach with new partners to: increase access to appropriate reproductive health care in the community

Our CSP goals are to:

  • Increase access to high quality reproductive health care for adolescents with lupus.
  • Improve culturally relevant knowledge, self-management skills, and self-efficacy related to reproductive health care and sexual health for adolescents with lupus.

Charla’s Community Service Plan Partners:

  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center-Adolescent Health Center
    • Sinai Peers Encouraging Empowerment through Knowledge (SPEEK)
  • New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Rheumatology Service, Columbia Medical Center
  • Children’s Aid Society
  • Community Healthcare Network
  • Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.

Learn more about Charla’s participation in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Community Service Plan 2014-2016

Contact Charla's CSP

Dariana M. Pichardo, MPA
Senior Program Associate I

Priscilla Toral, LCSW
Program Manager


Community Benefit Report

The HSS Community Benefit Report provides information about the Hospital’s contributions to the community in the areas of community programs and services, research and health professionals education.