What do you get when a group of progressive Upstate New York artists join their brand of arts and wellness with Bronx health centers and other public and private partners? You get the #NHCW16 Health & Wellness ExpO+ at Fordham Plaza on August 13. Bronx Community Health Network and Union Community Health Center partnered with O+ Festival, Montefiore Health System, Urban Justice Center, Fordham Road Business Improvement District, NYC Department of Transportation and several CBOs on the event.
“This celebration highlights the breadth of services of Bronx Community Health Network, Union Community Health Center, Fordham Road BID and NYC DOT along with the wellness offerings and creative talents found within the Fordham Road neighborhood,” said Joe Concra, executive director of the nonprofit O+ Festival. ( Pictured: O+ Festival's Liz Harrington, Micah Blumenthal, Joe Concra and Denise Miranda with Senator Gustavo Rivera. Photo Credit: Justine Reyes)
Bronxites participated in health screenings and wellness activities including music, Dance Xross Fitness, Yoga, Gong (sound healing), Zumba and Martial Arts. (Photo Credit: Justine Reyes)
"We need to improve health outcomes in the Bronx, and I want to thank Union Community Health Center and Bronx Community Health Network for working toward making the Bronx being last in health outcomes a thing of the past," said New York State Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo, who represents Assembly District 86. (Pictured above with BCHN CEO Eleanor Larrier. Photo Credit: Justine Reyes)
"If it wasn't for Union Community Health Center and Bronx Community Health Network, and many other community health centers all around the Bronx, we'd have a lot more people that aren't healthy. Because of our health centers, people that are uninsured and unhealthy have access to healthcare," said New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, who represents the 33rd Senate District.
“As providers, policy makers and trusted safety-nets in the Bronx, we have a tremendous responsibility to increase access to quality healthcare by spanning our presence across a wider demographic within our catchment areas,” said Union Community Health Center CEO Dr. Douglas York. (Photo Credit: Justine Reyes)