Post Tagged with: "Urban Health Plan"

Politics

For the Bronx, some federal funding isn’t what it seems

For the Bronx, some federal funding isn’t what it seems

An examination of federal records posted on the government website recovery.gov shows that millions of dollars of Recovery Act funding that has been reported as being used to stimulate the Bronx is not actually new money, and other funding attributed to the Bronx is not being used in the borough at all.

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, […]