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Community Partners

Input from a broad variety of sources, including community organizations, public schools, city and state agencies, universities, colleges and the private sector, informs the direction and content of HSS’ public health education and social work programs. The ongoing exchange of information with these community partners is critical to enabling HSS to develop, modify, and expand initiatives to meet the constantly changing healthcare needs of our diverse community.

Learn more about our Community Partners.

Clinical/Academic Partners

  • Audubon Family Planning Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network Columbia University Medical Center
    The NYPH Family Planning Center provides comprehensive women’s and young men’s health care services including primary health care and confidential reproductive health care for adolescents through the Young Adult Clinic and Young Men’s Clinic.
  • Asian American/Asian Research Institute, City University of New York
    The Asian America/Asian Research Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asian and Asian Americans.
  • Center for the Study of Asian American Health, NYU Langone Medical Center
    The Center conducts research, training and leverages community partnerships to identify and help reduce Asian American health disparities. The Center organizes national conferences addressing Asian American health and health disparities, and builds capacity through partnerships to promote community wellness.
  • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
    CBWCHC is a NYC community-based health care center nationally known for its culturally relevant, affordable health care and education for Asian immigrants. The CBWCHC’s Women’s Health Department provides a wide array of primary and specialty services at their clinics in Manhattan’s Chinatown and their site in Flushing, Queens, to immigrant women with limited resources. The Department also sponsors many outreach and health education programs to promote and increase the Asian community’s awareness of women’s health issues.
  • Chinese Community Partnership for Health, New York Downtown Hospital
    CCPH was formed through a collaboration of New York Downtown Hospital with 32 leading Chinese business, civic and family associations. It is a community-based initiative to enhance the delivery of health care to New York’s Chinese community. Many of the people CCPH has served are new to this country, with limited English ability and financial resources. Among its many activities, CCPH partners with organizations to conduct educational programs, and maintains a Chinese language health hotline.
  • Clinical Translational Science Center, Community Engagement Core, Weill Cornell Medical College
    • Hospital for Special Surgery
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Hunter College School of Nursing
    • Cornell University Cooperative Extension- New York City
    The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is a multi-institutional consortium with a mission to provide an environment that allows optimal use of our considerable multi- institutional assets and the diversity of its patient population to move translational research seamlessly from bench to bedside and to the community. The CTSC acts as a conduit through which essential resources, technological tools and education programs for all partners can be efficiently shared and managed.
  • Gouverneur Healthcare Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
    Gouverneur Health Services is the largest freestanding ambulatory care clinic in NYC’s HHC system, serving about 50,000 patients each year, who are primarily Chinese and Hispanic immigrants, adults and pediatrics.
  • Greater New York Hospital Association
    Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is a one-of-a-kind trade association comprising nearly 300 hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
  • Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
    Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is a 117-year-old multiservice community organization that serves people in need on the East Side of Manhattan and on Roosevelt Island. It is the oldest and largest provider of social, legal, and educational services on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, serving approximate 20,000 people each year.
  • Medicare Rights Center
    The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities, through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
    The Adolescent Health Center provides confidential, comprehensive medical, mental health, family planning and health education services for young people between the ages of 10 to 22.
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Pediatric Rheumatology Service
    The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, internationally renowned, has a large clinical service, an active research program, and a Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program. Their Lupus Clinic serves culturally diverse children and adolescents, many of whom are Latino (Dominican) and live in the Washington Heights and Inwood areas of Manhattan.
  • Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life
    The Translational Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) is one of 12 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging funded nationwide. The purpose of the Centers is to support research activities that lead to programs, policies or practices focused on improving the health and wellbeing of older Americans. TRIPLL builds on the work of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA), a Cornell Roybal Center, founded in 1993.

Community-Based Partners

  • Arthritis Foundation-New York Chapter
    The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. It is also the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since its founding in 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.
  • Asian American Federation of New York
    Asian American Federation of New York is an umbrella advocacy and philanthropy organization that advances the civic voice and well-being of all Asian Americans in New York. It undertakes research to inform policies, and augments the ability of its member agencies to address community needs and concerns. The Federation’s Census Information Center (CIC) is the only federally-designated Asian American focused center of its kind in the Northeast that offers a searchable online databank, publishing population profiles, issuing briefs, and responding to inquiries.
  • Asian Health & Social Service Council, Inc.
    The Asian Health & Social Service Council is a professional membership organization with the goals to address current social and health service issues affecting the Asian community, and to improve the quality of services available through education, advocacy, service coordination and interagency collaboration in Greater New York.
  • Chinese American Planning Council
    The Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) was founded in 1965 as a grassroots community-based organization in response to the tremendous influx of Chinese immigrants after the change in immigration laws. CPC is now a large multi-social service organization, which serves the Chinese community through their offices in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Brooklyn and Queens.
  • East Harlem Interagency Council on Aging
    The East Harlem InterAgency Council on Aging (HICA) is one of eight interagency councils in the Borough of Manhattan. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization that represents a diverse coalition of consumers, providers and advocates that deliver and oversee services to elderly New Yorkers in their communities.
  • East Side Council on the Aging
    The East Side Council on the Aging (ESCOTA) is one of eight interagency councils in the Borough of Manhattan. It is a voluntary non-profit organization made up of representatives from community, health, religious, private, civic and social service organizations that work with older adults and their families on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and beyond. The purpose of ESCOTA is to encourage the coordination and expansion of health, legal and other life enhancing services to older adults in order to improve their lives through educating service providers to current problems and their solutions.
  • New York Chinese American Association, Inc.
    The New York Chinese American Association (NYCAA) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization staffed by volunteers who are Chinese/Taiwanese American professionals. NYCAA’s mission is to address social and health disparities through community education and advocacy work for Chinese immigrants.
  • New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
    The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides enriched and independent living residences for low-income ethnically diverse older adults throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
  • New York Road Runners Club
    The New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) is one of the world’s premier running organizations, with more than 45,000 members, a year-round calendar of races including the famed ING New York City Marathon, fitness offerings for all members of the community, and a running program serving 30,000 children in New York City and around the world.
  • Senior Companions at Henry Street Settlement
    Senior Companions at Henry Street Settlement is a federally funded program that offers free companion services provided by older adult volunteers who help homebound, elderly individuals live independently. Services include friendly visiting, shopping assistance, and escort to doctor appointments or other community activities. Sponsored by Henry Street Settlement and funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Senior Companion Program is available in all of New York City’s five boroughs.
  • Senior Health Partners
    Located in East Harlem, Seniors Health Partner is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Jewish Home and Hospital, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and The Mount Sinai Hospital that is designed to allow Medicaid recipients eligible for nursing home care to remain in the community.
  • Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES
    The Spanish Speaking Elderly Council-RAICES (“RAICES”), is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State, and was first developed as a volunteer advocacy senior citizen council in 1978 by retired Hispanic senior citizens who saw the need for an organization that would provide services, educate and organize the Latino, minority and low income aged.

Government/Public Partners

  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    The New York City Department of Health is one of the country’s oldest public health agencies and has over 200 years of leadership in the field serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • New York City Public Schools
    The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States and serves one of the most diverse groups of students totaling 1.1 million in over 1,600 schools. HSS partners at the local level with public schools in the Manhattan and the Bronx.
  • New York Public Library
    The New York Public Library has 89 locations including four research centers – focusing on the humanities and social sciences; the performing arts; black history and culture; and business and industry – and a network of neighborhood libraries throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. HSS partners with regional branches on health awareness campaigns.
  • Office on Women's Health (OWH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Established in 1991, the mission of the Office on Women's Health is to "provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender specific approaches." The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through dissemination of health information.