Neighborhood Health Hubs that co-locate clinical and mental health services, social services and City agencies
Community health and service offerings are often fragmented, duplicative, and have persistent service gaps. Too often, despite an array of services provided by many dedicated organizations, there has not been the kind of impact needed to significantly improve population health.
Thus, the DOHMH will launch Neighborhood Health Hubs, which aim to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. These health hubs revitalize a 1920s idea whereby CBOs, providers of medical and mental health services, and other New York City government agencies co-locate to provide coordinated services to neighborhood residents. The aim is to foster cross-sector work that addresses the root causes of health inequities—such as violence, low income, and low educational attainment—in communities with the greatest burden of disease, while building on the wealth of existing assets in those neighborhoods.
DOHMH will begin by establishing at least seven Neighborhood Health Hubs in neighborhoods with high health disparities. The first site is expected to be in East Harlem. These Neighborhood Health Hubs will be located inside DOHMH District Health buildings.