Health & Wellness at Community League of the Heights

CLOTH considers the health and wellness of Washington Heights residents to be a top priority in our mission of community empowerment.  In collaboration with several community partners, CLOTH runs programs aimed at bringing health equity to our neighborhood.

CLOTH Partnership with New York Presbyterian Center for Community Health Navigation

Carmen Cruz

Program manager of Adult CHW Programs:

“CLOTH has been a committed partner to our programs for the past 10 years. Our participants, our community and even our staff (myself included) have benefitted from the many resources and support offered by CLOTH. We are pleased to have launched one of our new initiatives this year at CLOTH (Adults with Complex Care Needs) in addition to our WIN for Diabetes Program. We look forward to many more years of successful collaborations.”

 The Washington-Heights Inwood Network (WIN) for Health is a hospital-community partnership designed to strengthen the existing community-wide network of care and to improve outcomes for local children and adults with poorly controlled health issues. Bilingual Community Health Workers serve as the single point of contact for families who require comprehensive health education, support, and multiple referrals for services such as housing, immigration, and mental health.

Our Community Health Workers

CLOTH hosts two programs from the Center for Community Health Navigation: (Descriptions from the NY Presbyterian website)

WIN For Diabetes »

In January 2012, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and community partners developed the WIN for Diabetes program to address the burden of adult, Type 2 Diabetes in Northern Manhattan. This program serves patients of the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with poorly controlled diabetes and their caregivers through community based, motivational self-management support, home visits, comprehensive diabetes education, and links to clinical and social services.

Adults With Complex Care Needs »

In 2015, NYP and community partners came together to develop a program to support adults who have at least two comorbid chronic conditions including diabetes, heart failure, chronic respiratory disease and renal failure.

Bilingual CHWs serve as the single point of contact for patients who enroll in the Adults with Complex Care Needs. Participants receive culturally-sensitive, comprehensive information on three key messages: knowing your diagnoses, knowing how to access care and learning how to manage your conditions at home.

Participants receive support on setting and meeting goals around their care, including, but not limited to: medications, medical equipment, and appointment adherence. They also benefit from home visits, accompanied provider visits, and social referrals to address barriers such as: housing, immigration, education, and employment, among many others. The CHWs are based in partner CBOs, allowing them to remain anchored in the community while also maintaining a strong presence in the Patient Centered Medical Homes of the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) where they conduct rounds and provide culturally appropriate education.


If you want to learn more or participate in this program, contact us by phone at 212.795.4779 or via email at

CLOTH Wellness

CLOTH knows that physical and emotional wellness are an integral part of a healthy and happy lifestyle.  We believe that wellness instruction should be accessible and affordable for all.  For this reason we host free community yoga and zumba classes for ages 18 and up.  Classes are great for beginners, but also challenging for intermediate levels.  Both classes are BILINGUAL in English and in Spanish – as we said accessibility is our goal!

These classes would not be possible without the support of our partner, new-logo-2-print-11-25-16

Free Yoga classes, taught by Emma Conroy 

Offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:15,

Community Health Academy: 504 West 158th Street at Amsterdam Avenue

Free Zumba classes taught by Irene Gutierrez

Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:15pm

Community Health Academy: 504 West 158th Street at Amsterdam  Avenue

Annual Health and Cultural Festival


Every year CLOTH hosts a day-long Health Festival on West 159th between Broadway and Amsterdam.  The 2016 Health Fair, on August 17th, was a great success!  36 providers, information on food and health, screenings and check ups for kids and adults, plus games, food and performances!  The whole neighborhood turned out!  Check out our pictures below:

Corbin Hill Farm Share

  • CLOTH Partners with Corbin Hill Farms to offer a farm share once/week out of 511 West 157th Street.
    • Each season, local fruits and vegetables are delivered for Corbin Hill shareholders. These shareholders pay in advance for to receive a share of freshly harvested produce.
    • The Farm Share is open to everyone, and it is designed to meet the needs of low-income communities by offering flexible membership terms, affordable prices, and items that reflect the diverse cultures Corbin Hill serves.
    • Visit to sign up for the food share program.
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