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Community Health Programs

Center for Community Health Navigation PATRICIA PERETZ • Manager • ADRIANA MATIZ, MD • Medical Director • Mission and Goals

The Center for Community Health Navigation (CCHN) at NewYorkPresbyterian is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of patients through the delivery of culturally sensitive, peer-based support in the emergency department, inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. The overall aim is to promote healthcare self-management, to connect patients to care, and to decrease preventable system utilization. CCHN aims to achieve its mission through five key activities: 1. I mprove patient access to care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and in the community 2. D  eepen connections between Hospital and community resources 3. D  evelop and sustain innovative patient-centered initiatives 4. A  dvance the Community Health Worker role and workforce 5. E  nhance the Community Health Worker knowledge base and inform best practice

Number of People Reached



Key Accomplishments

In 2017, the CCHN nearly doubled the number of peopled reached through new initiatives. • 28,877 people were reached through patient navigators at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and NewYorkPresbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. • 1,722 adults and children were reached through Columbia and Weill Cornell community health workers [UPDATE WITH FIGURES THRU DEC 2017] The CCHN also received a new grant in 2017, the Oberkotter Foundation Grant: Community Hearing Health Collaborative to Meet the Needs of Children with Hearing Impairment. $875,000 over three years.

3111 Community Health Report 2017  
3111 Community Health Report 2017