NYU Langone Assesses Red Hook Health
In December, NYU Langone Health, the academic medical center at New York University, released the Red Hook Community Health Needs and Assets Assessment (CHNAA).
The Red Hook report was compiled in October by a consortium of six local nonprofits: the Alex House Project, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Good Shepherd Services, NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, and the Red Hook Initiative.
Initiated under the NYU Langone Health Community Service Plan, doctors and public health experts deemed this CHNAA “particularly important because readily available data for Red Hook includes more affluent neighboring communities, thereby masking pockets of poverty and need.” New York state law requires that hospitals develop community service plans every three years.
In 2016, NYU Langone marked Red Hook as “an under-resourced and medically underserved community.”
Source: The Red Hook Star Revue
Also read the History of Good Shepherd in Red Hook.