EVENT: Stress Management Workshop at Edenwald Library on September 18

Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) will provide information on stress management. Learn about stress and how it can affect a person physically, emotionally, and cognitively. BCHN will also provide strategies on how to management stress on a daily basis with useful tools and resources.

New York Public Library (Edenwald)
1255 E 233rd St
Bronx, NY 10466

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

BCHN Presents "Social Determinants of Health" Poster at NACHC CHI in Orlando

BCHN director of programs Tashi Chodon and quality improvement coordinator Winsome Ramsey presented a poster at this year's National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Community Health Institute (CHI) in late August.

The poster highlighted BCHN's work "Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Integrating Community Health Workers into Health Center PCMH Care Teams." It was developed by Chodon, community health programs developer Renee Whiskey, and grants and program developer Damiris Perez Agu.  Click here to view the poster.

The annual national conference, which draws thousands of health center clinicians, nurses, CEOs, board members and advocates from around the U.S., comes as new data show that America's Health Centers serve more patients than ever at 28 million in 11,000 communities across the country. This year's event was held in Orlando, Florida.

BCHN Launches Blood Pressure Program at Bay Eden Senior Center

Hypertension is the most important risk factor and the leading cause of death due to cardiovascular disease. It is directly responsible for half of all deaths due to coronary health disease and two thirds of cerebrovascular accidents (strokes). According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 34.3% of Bronx residents had high blood pressure compared to 28.8% in New York City. Furthermore, there were 204 per 100,000 heart disease deaths in the Bronx compared to 179 per 100,000 in New York City.

To enhance the quality of care for people with hypertension, Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is piloting a hypertension management program at community-based organizations (CBO) partner sites. BCHN has developed a standardized blood pressure management protocol with educational materials. The purpose of the project is to improve individual hypertension disease management and increase population blood pressure control.

BCHN will provide free screenings and educational materials needed for blood pressure monitoring and management. Community members will have their blood pressure taken and track their readings, which they can share with their doctors. Additionally, BCHN will motivate people to make healthy choices that will protect them from heart attacks and strokes.

Bay Eden Senior Center
1220 E 229th St, Bronx, NY 10466
Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (starting July 11th)