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Ambulatory Care Network Community Programs

Outreach Program

Mission

The Ambulatory Care Network (ACN)-Outreach Program’s mission is to promote health and disease prevention by engaging in educational and screening activities that provide benefits of early detection and intervention; and to ensure that people in the community have a reliable source of medical care.

Goal

To engage in educational and screening activities that creates opportunities to collaborate, dialogue and network to determine community needs.

Outreach

The quality of life outcomes improve with the early detection of potentially life threatening illness, and the provision of necessary referrals for medical intervention and appropriate follow-up.

Health Outreach activities may include:

  • Health Screenings (through collaborative partnerships)
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol
    • Glucose
    • Height & weight
    • Body Mass Index
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Glaucoma
    • Prostate Cancer (DRE-PSA)
    • HIV rapid testing
    • Foot Podiatrist
    • Colorectal Cancer home collection packets
    • Breast Cancer mammography
  • Health Education & Counseling
  • Insurance eligibility/enrollment
  • Health Education - informational tabling
  • Workshops
  • Influenza vaccination

Health Events

Youth Track and Field and Wellness Jamboree

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the ACN—Outreach Program, the New York Road Runner Foundation, and the Amory Foundation once again teamed up for an all day track and field competition and health outreach event. Held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Amory, the Jamboree addressed the city's tremendous need to educate children and parents about exercise, wellness and preventative health, while providing an engaging fun outlet for youth of all size, shape and athleticism.

Fifth Annual Taxi Driver Health Fair
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The ACN-Outreach Program hosted the Fifth Annual Taxi Driver Health Fair. Our partners included: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Community Board 12, the United Drivers Group, Community Physicians, the Medicaid Managed Care Plans Health Plus and Neighborhood, and National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

A variety of health screenings and educational activities were offered as an opportunity to bring awareness to health related problems that could be addressed with education and referrals. Blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index screenings are provided along with health counseling and post-fair telephone follow-up; other services included HIV testing, glaucoma screening, prostate cancer screenings, mammography and, health insurance eligibility screening and enrollment.

Fourth Annual Bodeguero Health Fair
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Bodegueros (small grocery store owners/ workers) are a population of people who commit long work hours leaving little time to meet health needs and often are uninsured. Maintaining long hours leaves little time for physical activity. Many have no insurance or are under insured, therefore, health care is not attained on a consistent basis.

The ACN-Outreach Program and Health Plus Medicaid Managed Care Plan partnered with Jetro's Bronx Food Market to offer general health screenings to the bodegueros as an opportunity to bring awareness to health related problems that could be addressed with education and referrals. Health insurance eligibility screening and enrollment services were also offered.

Family Day - Jefferson Houses

Disease Prevention Activities: Health Screenings and Counseling. Health Prevention Topics: Cardiac Diseases, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Substance Abuse and Nutrition.

Community League of the Heights Annual Health Fair

ACN participates in this event hosted by the community based organization, Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

Special Mentions

  • National Night Out Against Crime 33rd Precinct.

Influenza Prevention Program

The ACN-Outreach Program has been providing free influenza vaccines since 1999 to the surrounding communities of Washington Heights/Inwood, Riverdale, Cornell and Harlem in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Office of Government & External Affairs, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the local elected officials, community based organizations and faith based organizations. This year we visited a total of 10 sites and administered 1200 Influenza vaccines (Columbia and Weill Cornell).

Community Liaison Partnerships

Population Served

The ACN-Outreach Program serves NewYork-Presbyterian's surrounding areas of the Bronx, Washington Heights/Inwood, Harlem and Upper Eastside.

Contact

Deborah Acevedo
Deborah Acevedo
Nurse Coordinator
acevedd@nyp.org
Evelyn Espana
Evelyn Espana
Program Coordinator
eve9001@nyp.org
 
Christine Marengo
Outreach Coordinator, Upper East Side/Harlem/Bronx
marengc@nyp.org
 
Kathy Olivo
Outreach Coordinator, Washington Heights/Inwood/Bronx
kao9013@nyp.org

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