Community Health

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A Commitment to the Health and Well-Being of Our Neighbors

NewYork-Presbyterian is deeply committed to the communities we serve in the boroughs of New York City and in Westchester County. Our Department of Community and Population Health, and Office of Government and Community Relations facilitate partnerships with community organizations and government to advance the health and well-being of our communities and our neighbors.

We are committed to providing one exceptional standard of care for everyone through a range of innovative programs and services. We achieve this by enhancing access to primary and specialty care via our Ambulatory Care Network, promoting and hosting health education and prevention programs; offering culturally competent language access services; and providing charity care to qualified uninsured and underinsured individuals.

  • Care in the Community: NewYork-Presbyterian's Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) consists of 14 primary care practice sites and more than 50 specialty care clinics across Washington Heights, Inwood, Harlem, Chelsea, and the Upper East Side including 7 school-based health centers.
  • Community Programs and Support: NewYork-Presbyterian sponsors a wide range of community-based health and social service programs, including those focused on youth development, technology training, interview skills building, domestic violence support, and caregiver support, among many others.
  • Awareness and Education Events: Throughout the year, NewYork-Presbyterian hosts community educational events and screenings that are free and open to the public. Visit our Events Calendar.
  • State Health System Redesign: We are among the lead hospitals in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), New York State's Medicaid redesign project. As a Performing Provider System, NewYork-Presbyterian is the convening institution for more than 85 collaborators focused on improving health outcomes for 90,000 Medicaid patients.
  • Accountable Care Organization: The NewYork Quality Care Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a network of 4,000 providers that offers 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries access to high-quality, well-coordinated, and cost-effective care. We focus particular attention on supporting patients through the transition from hospital to home and offer additional resources to patients with chronic conditions.
  • Government and Community Relations: Teams at each of our hospital campuses address community concerns, work with local advisory boards to solicit community feedback, and partner with elected officials to promote the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Learn more.
  • Community Service Plans: Every three years, NewYork-Presbyterian conducts a health needs assessment to examine factors affecting our communities, ranging from disease and insurance coverage trends to broader issues such as the availability of healthy food.  This effort allows us to better understand the needs of our local community members and the conditions that influence their well-being, and to assemble a plan to enhance community health. View our Community Service Plans.

Community Events