Fifty years later, there are more than 1,300 Federally Qualified Health Centers and 9,000 satellites across the United States and territories, providing affordable, quality health care services for some 22 million people. The vision of patient- and community-centered health care that encompasses social, economic, and cultural determinants of health is now main stream, and FQHCS are recognized as an integral part of the health care delivery system.
Join us in congratulating the pioneers and visionaries of the health center movement, including Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which launched the first New York City community health centers here in the Bronx in 1967: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Center; Comprehensive Family Care Center; and Comprehensive Health Care Center.
Welcome to BCHN’s new NEWSletter! This monthly email-based publication is designed to keep you in the loop about happenings ‘round and about BCHN, the Bronx and the health center world. We hope that you enjoy reading our NEWSletter and encourage you to share with colleagues, friends, and neighbors!
Have a safe, healthy summer!
Pictured (L-R): Symposium moderator, Michael A. Hernández, BCHN Program Manager and Policy Analyst; Panelists, Arthur Hodge, Jr., MD; Jennifer Collazo; David Appel, MD; and Anita Lee.
In honor of Bronx Week 2015, Bronx Community Health Network and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club held a Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S (Healthy Eating and Living in Schools) workshop on Friday, May 15, 2015.
BCHN, along with the New York City Road Runners, held a workshop highlighting the importance of physical activity and eating right. Held at the Webster Avenue Police Athletic League, on May 15, 2015, the event attracted nearly 20 school-aged children, eager to learn about the different kinds of physical activities they can take part in to stave off health-related issues later on in life.
BCHN Board of Directors
Mr. Alayon was recently elected as the new president of the BCHN Board of Directors. Mr. Alayon has served on the BCHN Board of Directors since the fall of 2011 but he has been dedicated to helping the community for more than 30 years. In addition to BCHN, he also serves on several other boards in the Bronx in various capacities.
Mr. Alayon said that he hopes to be able to use his time in this role to help BCHN continue to grow. “I have served on several different boards in the Bronx because I truly enjoy hitting the ground running and getting work done. The organization has been growing over the last few years and I am looking forward to providing strategic direction to BCHN to help the organization expand its programs and its reach.”
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