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What is The Central Brooklyn Health Movement (CBHM)?

The CBHM strategy involves:

  • promoting health education in schools
  • outreach in faith-based settings
  • working with partners to expand health care access

Dr. Barry Smith introduces the concept of the Central Brooklyn Health Movement at the opening ceremony of the Rogosin East Dialysis, Kidney Care and Education Center.

Challenges

Brownsville and East New York have excessively high rates of health issues. According to the NYC Community Health Profile for 2018, Brownsville and East New York were below average in housing conditions and education rankings (school attendance, graduation rates) and had above-average rates of poverty, gentrification, and incarceration. Access to fresh food is limited. The sum total of these factors are increased rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease. The CBHM aims to target the broader problems that contribute to the limited resources and tools available to these communities. The PEOPLE of Brooklyn are the most important resource and their potential must be unleashed!

Download the NYC Community Health Profiles for 2018 for
East New York and Brownsville.

Goals

To tackle these challenges, our goals are:

  • Reach at least 1,000,000 Brooklynites with Health Education and disease prevention tools
  • Educate Brooklnites about the two main causes of kidney disease - hypertension/high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Facilitate kidney health screenings for 75,000 people
  • Increase number of people registered as organ donors in NY

The Solutions

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Tel: 646-697-5369

Email: CBHMemail

© 2020 Central Brooklyn Health Movement and The Rogosin Institute, Inc.