Community Health

Bronx Community Health Leaders

The Bronx Community Health Leaders aim to create a peer support group for college and post-college students that facilitates networking, provides guidance and mentoring, engages in community service, and helps develop the leadership skills essential to becoming a health care provider.

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Juan Robles, MD
Director, Montefiore Medical Group

Bronx HOPE

Bronx Health Opportunities Partnership-Einstein (Bronx HOPE) supports underserved, economically and educationally disadvantaged students in middle school to post-college in pursuing and succeeding in rigorous academic programs in the health professions. Each year, Bronx HOPE's pipeline model supports over 330 students' progress to higher academic levels.

Cara Stephenson-Hunter, PhD
Program Manager, Bronx HOPE


The Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (Monte-HOP) is a summer enrichment program for high school graduates and early college students interested in health careers who come from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is also open to individuals typically considered underrepresented in the health care industry.

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Jenna Scholnick, MD
Director, Monte-HOP, Montefiore

The Community-Based Service-Learning Program

Community Based Service Learning Program (CBSL) offers direct service-learning opportunities for medical and graduate students who wish to engage with the Bronx community and have an impact on health and social justice issues. CBSL provides early career exposure via experiential education, trainings, workshops and seminars to develop leadership and community engagement skills.

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Heather Archer-Dyer, MPH
Director, Community Health Outreach

Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Free Clinic (Student-run Clinic)

The Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Free Clinic is a collaboration between Einstein and the Institute for Family Health. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, the ECHO clinic provides free, high-quality, comprehensive health care to the uninsured population of the Bronx and New York City. The ECHO Free Clinic embraces the spirit of volunteerism and service embodied in our health care professionals and student volunteers.

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Preventing Infant & Maternal Mortality & Morbidity

The Bronx Healthy Start program works to ensure that expecting and postpartum moms and babies up to the age of two are healthy, safe, and thriving. Healthy Start Program uses case management as the core service connecting mothers and their families to free and confidential screening and referral to medical services, educational and infant care resources, and voluntary home visitation. A federally-funded program, Healthy Start seeks to reduce disparities for women, children and families.

Alma Idehen, EdD
Program Manager, Bronx Healthy Start Partnership