School-based adolescent health center project in Washington Heights

The Foundation's Community Care Funding Partners Program is an eight-year matching grant program designed to encourage community and regional corporations and foundations to support small-scale local health centers serving the medically indigent.This grant supports the establishment of comprehensive health centers in two junior high schools, with a total enrollment of 2,000 students, in the Washington Heights area of Upper Manhattan, NY, under the Community Care Funding Partners Program. Services will be provided by the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the two projects will be staffed by a single team consisting of a part-time pediatrician and a nurse practitioner, community health educator, and medical office aide at each school. The Washington Heights area is two thirds Dominican Hispanic, with the remainder predominantly black. Youth in the community are at high risk to the damaging health behaviors of inner-city street culture -- substance abuse and early sexual involvement, for example. To address these and other health needs, Columbia proposes to concentrate on the early adolescent age span (11-15 years) where the opportunity for prevention is greater.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $400,000.00

Awarded on: 2/20/1986

Time frame: 3/1/1986 - 2/29/1992

Grant Number: 10708


Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, 10032-3713

Lorraine Tiezzi
Project Director