Bronx Conference: Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health
On Friday February 9th, the Bronx Hub of Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) will
present “Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health,” a groundbreaking
conference to be held at the D Building, Hostos Community College from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Led by
Health People, with co-lead Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy, the conference highlights the
growing movement of Bronx community-based organizations to transform health through collective
action and community-oriented services. The conference is free but registration is required: Register Now
A public housing resident with diabetes who herself lost 100 pounds and now teaches other Bronx
diabetics effective self-care…. a Cambodian refugee who helps Bronx refugees overcome the trauma of
their losses, and a tenant leader who links Bronx asthmatics to services to rid their homes of major
asthma triggers like mold and rodents… are a few of the community residents who will tell about their
experiences and successes through this community approach to health.
The Conference also features a dialogue, moderated by State Senator Gustavo Rivera, between hospital
leaders, managed care organizations and the audience exploring how to truly transform the Bronx’s
health by building key services like these that enable communities to build their own health.
Special Guests include Michael Melendez, the Associate Regional Administrator of the Center for
Medicaid and Medicare Services and Peggy Chan, MPH, Program Director of the New York State
Department of Health DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Program.)
In interactive afternoon sessions, conference participants will contribute to making a health
transformation strategic plan for the Bronx.
Join us as we learn, explore and go forward to health transformation that works for the communities
because community residents are at the forefront.
Hostos Community College’s D Building is at 120 East 149 Street and Walton Avenue, easily reached by
the 2, 3, and 5 trains to Grand Concourse and East 149th Street.
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