Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit that recognizes the positive effects of reading daily with young children. Reading together promotes healthy brain development, furthers language acquisition, and helps families build meaningful bonds.
An integrated mental health care program in primary care that treats common mental health conditions in pediatric and adolescent patients to reduce barriers to access and stigma in receiving mental health care. Trained primary care providers and embedded behavioral health professionals provide evidence-based medication and or psychosocial treatments, supported by consulting pediatric psychiatrist. Our program at Lincoln was a pilot for the NYC Health + Hospital system
Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to empowering LGBTQ New Yorkers to live the healthiest life possible. As an ally, we support civil rights and LGBTQ health equality. Our hospitals and health centers provide responsive, compassionate and respectful care in a welcoming environment. As an ally, we provide training to all staff members on the special health, psychological and social issues of LGBTQ individuals.
Our facilities have open visitation rights for all LGBTQ patients and families. And we have zero tolerance for discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Guns Down, Life Up
Guns Down, Life Up (GDLU) is NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln initiative in response to inner city gun violence. The approach has the following distinct components: (1) prevention: engaging youth early in long-term mentorship and developmental activities to divert them from involvement with violent peer groups and behaviors; (2) community mobilization: engaging with concerned organizations and neighborhood residents to build community strategies to reduce neighborhood violence.
GDLU’s goal is to reduce violent injuries to young people, ages 10-18, so that they never end up as trauma patients in hospital facilities.