Health & Wellness at CLOTH
We consider 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.
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.
Yoga and Zumba
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. Accessibility is our goal!
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 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 http://corbinhillfoodproject.org/ to sign up for the food share program.
CLOTH provides emergency hunger relief through a food pantry and linkages to community partners, such as Single Stop USA, that offer entitlements counseling and other services to address root causes of hunger. CLOTH also sponsors a community garden where residents can tend to fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit, and offers a youth nutrition education program in partnership with City Harvest.
Annual Health & Cultural Festival
Every summer CLOTH has an annual health fair, which reaches over 3,500 residents, providing health care information and free screenings. The Community League Health Clinic (administered by Community Healthcare Network) has been providing reproductive health services and health
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.