On Friday, IHI’s Mobile Health Tour heads south to New York City, where a diverse group of mobile health clinics are bringing the right care, at the right time, to neighborhoods all over the Big Apple.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center's Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) Program
If it sounds like a lot, it’s because the HOTT Program does a lot. This mobile service providesa non-judgmental, confidential, and welcoming program designed to meet the medical and mental health needs of LGBTQ adolescents and young adults, as well as homeless youth, runaways, sex workers, squatters, and other street-oriented youth throughout New York City.
American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) Mobile Care Clinics
Like the Dana Farber van in Boston, the AICF Mobile Care Clinic provides mobile, no-cost breast cancer screening services to women in New York City over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram in the last year.
Community Healthcare Network
Community Healthcare Network provides access to quality, culturally competent, and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health care, and social services for diverse populations in underserved communities throughout New York.
New York Children’s Health Project
Operated in partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the Children’s Health Fund New York Children’s Health Project provides comprehensive medical care to over 3,200 children and family members each year with mobile medical and dental teams that go out into the community to serve homeless families and domestic shelters in four New York boroughs. The New York clinics are part of a fleet of 50 mobile clinics nationwide.
Focusing on homeless populations, Project Renewal provides total health services – crisis, dental, HIV, support, primary care, detox, and more – and works to empower men and women with mental illness and addiction to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs.
Starting Thursday, you can follow the Mobile Health Tour live on Twitter and Facebook, as well as find great recaps from the day’s events right here on the IHI Blogs.