Post Tagged with: "Urban Health Plan"

Environment / Food / Health

South Bronx Food Expo sows seeds for future

CENYC volunteers handed out nutritious snack recipes to attendees

By Stephanie Litsas slitsas@hunter.cuny.edu More than 150 people filled The Point on a cold and rainy Saturday to talk about food. They ate, they saw, they networked. Some dreamed of farming in the neighborhood’s parks and vacant lots; some imagined buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the upstate farmers […]

Health / News

‘Ambassadors’ want Hunts Point to get healthy

‘Ambassadors’ want Hunts Point to get healthy

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com It’s a Friday morning and Miguel Carmona, 36, is one five people sitting around a table at Project HOPE, a program of Urban Health Plan, the Hunts Point-based community health center. Over a light breakfast of wholegrain cereal and fruit, the group is learning about managing […]

Health / News

Hunts Point health center teaches by example

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com Project HOPE’s center on Hunts Point Avenue is itself a health ambassador. Established in September 2008, the center is designed to feel more like a home than a medical office. There are two big overstuffed red chairs and a couch, games and a refrigerator full of […]

Health

Health care help at a glance

Project HOPE What: Free nutrition and health education and yoga, dance and fitness classes. Where: 854 Hunts Point Avenue When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Contact: 718-589-2440

Education / Health

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Dr. Richard Izquierdo pushes city to open a new school By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu When Richard Izquierdo was 5, a family friend asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A doctor,” he answered. Now, as he makes his rounds between his two clinics on Southern Boulevard, […]