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Over 250 Kids Participate in NYP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration With ‘Reach Out and Read’

Reach Out and Read - Ambulatory Care

On May 20, the NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network celebrated their 20 year relationship with the 'Reach Out and Read' young children's literacy program at a special event, attended by community members and families with young children.  More than 250 children had an opportunity to enjoy great works of children's literature and meet special guest authors. The children were also able to write and illustrate their own stories. 

'Reach Out and Read' is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1989. It "gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together."

Thank you to the staff responsible for making this yearly tradition a success. 

Putting Medical Careers Within Reach

Enmanuel de la Nuez never dreamed of becoming a doctor. That is, until the morning that he and his fellow sixth-grade classmates learned about the Lang Youth Medical Program at NewYork-Presbyterian.

“They gathered us into the auditorium and showed a video,” he says, “then shared all the things we’d see and do — surgeries, getting to meet doctors, trips, and internships during the summer. It seemed like a really cool thing to do.”

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How NewYork-Presbyterian is Taking Aim at Obesity

There is no shortage of information about the importance of nutritious meals and regular exercise in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

But for the families that Dr. Dodi Meyer sees as the director of community pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, overcoming obesity isn’t as simple as cooking extra vegetables for dinner and signing up for a Little League team.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Receives $4.5 Million CMS Grant to Link Clinical and Community Services in New York

NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, has received a grant of $4.5 million over five years from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the newly launched Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model, an innovative program designed to test various approaches to integrating medical care and community services. The goal of the AHC Model is to improve health outcomes and reduce the total cost of care among Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Receives $10.3 Million Grant to Establish New “Youth Opportunity Hub” Program

NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center, has received a four year, $10.3 million grant from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”) to establish a Youth Opportunity Hub in Washington Heights. The grant will allow NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, along with other community partners, to serve 250 youths aged 14 to 24 years, who have been or are at risk for involvement with the juvenile or adult judicial systems.  

“The goal of our Youth Opportunity Hub will be to provide comprehensive assessment and case management to address all barriers that young people face in the Washington Heights neighborhood as they actively seek to become healthy, productive adults, with advanced educations and employment opportunities,” said David Alge, senior vice president, Community & Population Health at NewYork-Presbyterian.

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Derek Jeter Surprises Children at NYP/ACN's Turn 2 Us Program Holiday Party

On December 7, former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter surprised over 200 children at NYP/ACN's Turn 2 Us Program holiday party. The Turn 2 Us Program works to promote mental health and academic success for at-risk children, by empowering the entire school community (students, parents and school sta?) to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. The Turn 2 Us Program is a partnership between NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network, Columbia University Community Pediatrics, Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, and local elementary schools.

This holiday event was created to reward young people in Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation's signature programs who are demonstrating positive behaviors, academic excellence, and leadership qualities in their schools and communities. The event also celebrated the students who won the Turn 2 Us Program's Anti-bullying Poster Challenge. Jeter surprised the children on the soccer field and handed out special gifts with Santa Claus and his elves. This holiday event, which took place at Chelsea Piers, also included basketball, soccer, batting cages, gymnastics, tumbling, and rock wall climbing for the children.

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