Community Affairs

Government and Community Affairs maintains collaborative relations with neighboring organizations and partners. The office works with local elected officials, city agencies, and community services providers to address health care issues of concern to the community. In collaboration with our affiliate partners, NewYork-Presbyterian and New York State Psychiatric Institute, Government and Community Affairs manages the Medical Center Neighborhood Fund, a volunteer donation effort that supports the most vulnerable nonprofit agencies in our community; we coordinate the annual community food drive, and the use of university facilities by community organizations. The office helps to establish academic and community partnerships that yield a range of health education and promotion, mentoring and clinical support services to community residents.