The HSS Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) has been addressing the growing health needs of Asian seniors in New York City since 2011. The ACBHI helps the community stay active and better manage chronic bone and joint disease through culturally-relevant education and exercise programs.
Interactive programs in the community that address:
Mott Street Senior Center
180 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012
Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center
(Benjamin Rosenthal-Prince Street Senior Center)
45-25 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
7 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013
For more information about finding this program in your community, please contact Yu Sun, MPH, at 212.774.2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To date, the Initiative has reached over 6,300 individuals through its programming and has had a significant impact on improving participants’ quality of life, reducing pain and lessening stiffness and fatigue.
All the programs are delivered directly in the community.
To date, we've reached over 560 participants in the exercise program. Below are some statistically significant findings from 249 respondents:
We’ve conducted 11 educational programs reaching over 330 participants. Below are some findings from 292 respondents:
For more information about this program, please contact:
Yu Sun, MPH
Public Health Outcomes Coordinator
Public and Patient Education
HSS Education Institute
212.774.2413 or email@example.com
On June 19, 2014, the Asian Community Bone Health Initiative (ACBHI) won honorable mention as part of the HANYS (Healthcare Association of New York State) Community Health Improvement Award. The Award, established in 1997, is presented to facilities and programs that target specific community health issues, demonstrate leadership, collaborate among diverse groups, and achieve quantifiable results.