Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

Harlem Health Advocacy Partners

Many people living in East and Central Harlem, especially residents of public housing, are sicker than other New Yorkers. This is because housing, access to healthy foods, safe parks and other neighborhood conditions affect people's health.

To improve well-being in these neighborhoods, the NYC Center for Health Equity and its partners created a free program called the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners. The program's Community Health Workers, Health Advocates and Community Health Organizers can help you and your family access services and make healthy changes.


Community Health Workers can help you:

  • Set health goals
  • Manage existing chronic diseases
  • Connect to local health and social services

Health Advocates can help you:

  • Find affordable or low-cost health insurance
  • Understand medical bills
  • Review health plan options

Community Health Organizers can help you push for healthy changes in your neighborhood, such as safer parks and cleaner streets, by:

  • Providing space for you to voice your health concerns and express ideas for solutions
  • Increasing health knowledge and concerns among elected and public officials, community leaders and residents
  • Mobilizing stakeholders to take action to improve neighborhood health

Group Wellness Activities

Harlem Health Advocacy Partners also organizes groups wellness activities, such as walking groups, peer support groups and workshops to help you quit smoking. These activities are open to all East and Central Harlem residents.


Harlem Health Advocacy Partners is currently working in the following five New York City Housing Authority developments in East and Central Harlem:

  • Clinton Houses
  • Corsi Houses
  • Jefferson Houses
  • Johnson Houses
  • King Towers
  • Lehman Village
  • Taft Houses


Harlem Health Advocacy Partners is a team effort. Our partners include:

For more information about the program, email HHAP@health.nyc.gov or call 646-682-3400.

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