40,000 New Yorkers Receive Access to Care at Brightpoint Health National Health Center Week is when Brightpoint Health joins with other community health centers from coast to coast to focus public attention on the vital work our facilities are providing.Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future, is this year's theme selected by the Nati...
40,000 New Yorkers Receive Access to Care at Brightpoint Health
National Health Center Week is when Brightpoint Health joins with other community health centers from coast to coast to focus public attention on the vital work our facilities are providing.
Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future, is this year's theme selected by the National Association of Community Health Centers for National Health Center Week, August 9 - 15. Five decades and over 23 million patients* after their beginnings as part of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" program, health centers continue to provide solutions to barriers to care and make an impact in communities across the country.
During this week, Brightpoint Health will inform and remind patients, the public, community and government stakeholders about the accessibility and wide range of health and support services available at our community health centers.
Brightpoint Health's staff of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, care managers, intake coordinators, counselors, receptionists, transportation staff, managers, administrators and many more team members, help to improve the lives of 40,000 of New York's poorest and sickest citizens.
Brightpoint Health will be holding community open houses, at three of our primary care centers. Wednesday, is the day National Health Center Week focuses on Health Care for the Homeless at the Inwood Health Center in the Bronx, complete with a mobile van from the American Italian Cancer Foundation which will be offering mammograms to community residents. In addition to comments from Paul Vitale, President and CEO, Brightpoint Health, and Carol Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer and COO, Brightpoint Health, remarks will come from Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, District 77, Melissa Ceballero, Director of Health and Human Services for the Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and State Senator Jose M. Serrano's Office, 29th District.
Brightpoint representatives from health home, primary care, behavioral health and dental, as well as support from community health partners will be on site offering health information and screenings at all three events. There will also be fun activities for adults and children, food, music and giveaways.
Date: August 11, 2015
Sutphin Health Center
105-04 Sutphin Boulevard
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Date: August 12, 2015
Inwood Health Center
1543 Inwood Ave.
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Date: August 13, 2015
Sterling Health Center
803 Sterling Place
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
About Brightpoint Health
Brightpoint Health is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization providing integrated primary care, mental health, dental and substance abuse services to New Yorkers in need. Brightpoint is also the largest health home care management program in New York State. With over 700 employees and locations throughout the five boroughs, Brightpoint serves 40,000 people with over 130,000 helath care viists annually. Brightpoint is known for providing the highest quality care and improved outcomes while, of equal importance, treating each and every patient with the kindness and respect they deserve.