Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 7
Tickets On Sale Now For Kevin Harris Project Benefit Jazz Concert

On October 8 at 4:oo PM, BCHN presents The Kevin Harris Project, a benefit jazz concert and awards event at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. BronxNet's Rhina Valentin is hosting what is sure to be a fun and entertaining afternoon. Tickets are on sale now at

BCHN Celebrates Health Champions at Annual Recognition Dinner

BCHN celebrates health champions every year during National Health Center Week. On August 17, the 12th Annual Community Health Champions Recognition Dinner was hosted by Rhina Valentin at Montefiore's Grand Hall. The evening featured inspiring patient success stories, and recognition for the work of community partners and health leaders. The photo above includes Rhina Valentin, CHCANYS' Roxanne Wynn-Trotman, BCHN's chief executive officer Eleanor Larrier and chief medical officer Dr. Jay Izes, and a number of this year's honorees.

Below is a complete list of honorees:

Patient Health Champions
Castle Hill Family Practice
Diane Jones

Claremont Family Care Center
Joyce Slater

Comprehensive Family Care Center
Pierre Cadet

Comprehensive Health Care Center
Tanya Atkins

Family Care Center
Jasha Espinal

Marble Hill Family Practice
Rosa Sanchez

University Avenue Family Practice
Dionicia Soler

West Farms Family Practice
Elena Chimilio

Williamsbridge Family Practice
Miriam Simms

Note: Watch the 2017 Patient Health Champion videos here.

Community Health Leadership Awards
Irene Kaufmann, Executive Director, Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities

Peter Selwyn, Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Montefiore Health System

Community Health Award
Sylvia Young, CICERO Program CAB Chairperson

Community Partner Awards
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Accepted by Zeinab Eyega, Executive Director & Hager Shawkat, Program Officer

Bay Eden Senior Center
Accepted by Michelle Parchment, Project Director & Yasmin Ahmad, Asst. Director

Community Service Awards
Blanche Doati, Operations Manager, Williamsbridge Family Practice

Chef Geneva Wilson, Ms. Geneva's 50/50

Wilma Alonso, Executive Director, Fordham Business Improvement District

Pictured above are Senator Gustavo Rivera, Rhina Valentin, Eleanor Larrier and Assembly Member Victor M. Pichardo. Senator Rivera and Assembly Member Pichardo spoke to the packed room about the importance of community health centers and the value of the work that BCHN does every day.

BCHN was a presented with a citation from the New York City Council by Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson.

Roxanne Wynn-Trotman from CHCANYS presented BCHN with a proclamation from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Eleanor Larrier Makes City & State 25 Top Bronx Influencers List

In the August 21st issue of City & State magazine, BCHN chief executive officer Eleanor Larrier was named one of the Bronx Influentials, 25 "behind-the-scenes movers and shakers you need to know." The Influentials were celebrated during a cocktail reception on August 24 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Pictured above are Ms. Larrier, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and BCHN Board of Directors president Eduardo Alayon.

BCHN Releases "Go Healthy at Work: A Worksite Wellness Toolkit"
BCHN has released "Go Healthy at Work: A Worksite Wellness Toolkit" in both English and Spanish.

"Go Healthy at Work" was developed as part of BCHN's Bronx REACH Champs Worksite Wellness initiative. BCHN is working with the leadership of local organizations and networks to make a commitment to promote healthy nutrition habits in their work environments. By making healthy beverage, meal and snack options available for employees, volunteers, clients and guests, organizations take an important step towards improving the overall health of Bronx residents.
BCHN & Montefiore Host Asthma Event at Eastchester Gardens

On August 1, BCHN and Montefiore hosted "Breathe Easy," an asthma education event to help Bronx residents treat and prevent asthma. Families gathered in Eastchester Gardens Community Center to play fun games such as "Asthma Jeopardy" (pictured above with community health programs developer Renee Whiskey), and learn about resources in the Bronx to help manage asthma, a disease that disproportionately impacts the Bronx.

BCHN Team Enjoys the Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, BCHN team members traveled to Columbus Square for a Solar Eclipse Networking Party.

BCHN Annual Health & Wellness Fair Coming September 16

BCHN's annual health and wellness fair will be held on September 16 at Fordham Plaza from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This free event will feature health screenings, activities, art, games, and salsa music performed by Grupo Descarrilao.
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