BODY – Bronx Obesity Diabetes and You — exercise and nutrition with elementary school children at P.S. 89; a community garden at Montefiore Medical Center's Einstein Campus, and engaging Bronx Community leaders through grassroots outreach to effect educational efforts that can help change attitudes and improve health.
Einstein Buddies — Students work with
people with mental and physical disabilities early on in their medical careers. Partnering with Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Center, a multidisciplinary center targeted at treating and serving children with various disabilities, students will have the opportunity to act as mentors, tutors, and help with various occupational therapies.
EiSci High School Mentoring Program focuses on mentoring and exposing Bronx high school students at a young age to careers in science and medicine. Einstein medical and graduate students meet with high
school students in a bi‐monthly after school program. Consistent mentoring groups are established to foster connections between students in the program and Einstein students.
HEART – HIV Education and Rapid Testing — In partnership with the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore, HEART provides weekly HIV testing at Bronx Community College and Lehman College. HEART also holds bi‐weekly
STD seminars at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center and offers sex education at neighboring middle and high schools throughout the Bronx. More recently
HEART has joined with Project Brief at Jacobi
Medical Center, where members conduct rapid HIV testing
to patients in the Emergency Department and at community pharmacies. HEART members receive training from AAP and Jacobi on HIV testing, peer education, sexual history taking, and
sexual health counseling, as well as Point‐of‐Care certification.
H4H ‐Hoops for
Health working with students at area PAL (Police Athletic League) and with Doctors for a
Healthier Bronx, HOOPS exposes the youth
community to science and medicine and emphasizes the importance of staying physically
active and healthy.
HOPE – Homeless Outreach
Project at Einstein — HOPE
seeks to provide educational and health resources to the homeless and high‐ risk populations of the Bronx. By volunteering at the Living Room, a homeless safe haven in Hunts
Point, and a syringe‐exchange site run
by New York Harm Education Educators (NYHRE), members seek to provide resources that are often too inaccessible in these communities.
HOPE also involves the entire Einstein community in our
outreach efforts to bring attention to the significant social and medical
issues that these communities face.
PACt‐ Patient Advocate ConnecTion — focuses on the experience of patients and their families coping with chronic illness and their interactions with the health
SPHERE - Space in Prisons for Health Education for Re-Entry - A new group offering Health Education
at the Edgecombe Correctional Facility.
START– Students, Teachers and Researchers Teach – This new
program aims to stimulate public students to become interested in science and technology. Einstein students design and implement 45‐minute
interactive sessions in Bronx elementary schools.
TEACH – Together Educating All Children in Hospital – provide
experiential education to children in hospitals with a multifaceted goal in mind: bonding time, play time, and learning time. TEACH aims to transform the
hospital playrooms in which we teach
into areas of recreation,
friendship, and discovery in learning.
For more information, contact:
Heather Archer-Dyer, MPH, CHES, Director
Ana Julia Cruz, MA, MCS, Manager
Medina Byars, Program Assistant
Community Based Service Learning
Belfer 407, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461