Community Pediatric Programs
Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) provides comprehensive, family-centered health care to New York City's medically underserved children and families, both homeless and domiciled. By offering comprehensive and high quality health care-regardless of patients' income or insurance status-our physicians strive to decrease the health disparities that plague many of the underserved communities in New York and nationwide. Children and families are provided access to a complete medical home, a model of care that addresses all health care needs of our patients.
Our experienced pediatricians, adult and women's health providers, nutritionists, behavioral health professionals, social workers and staff utilize innovative solutions to treat common medical needs in vulnerable and high-risk populations.
We provide children and their families with access to multiple health care services including:
- Primary care
- Integrated mental health
- Dental care
- Nutrition counseling
- A wide-array of patient support services
A program of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) provides convenient access to health services and is comprised of the following:
- The New York Children's Health Project provides homeless children and families across New York City with access to mobile medical and dental teams as well as primary care clinics in city shelters and at its hub site.
- The South Bronx Health Center offers high quality, comprehensive and coordinated health care to adults, pregnant women, and seniors-regardless of insurance status, ability to pay or immigration status.
- The Center for Child Health and Resiliency at the South Bronx Health Center provides comprehensive, coordinated health care to children from infancy through 21 years. CCHR includes a special focus on early child development beginning prenatally through 5 years of age, and our programming includes innovative group prenatal and well baby care as well as new programs to increase access to services that support families and equip parents with the nurturing skills needed to overcome stressors detrimental to children's healthy development.
CPP is a longstanding, successful partnership between Montefiore and Children's Health Fund, a national organization that develops health care programs for medically underserved children and families and advocates for access to health care for all children.
Our Research and Education Initiatives
CPP's Starr Center for Preventive Health and Special Initiatives is a grant funded program that focuses on key health conditions-such as childhood asthma and obesity, diabetes, and mental health conditions-that impact the community served. Interventions are developed and implemented, and outcomes are tracked to facilitate the development of "Best Practices" of care. The Center plays an integral role in quality improvement activities for the entire CPP.
The physicians of Community Pediatric Programs recruit exceptional residents in social medicine. A central element of our mission is to train the health professionals of tomorrow to work with disadvantaged and high-risk populations. We offer rewarding training opportunities-working with highly integrated multidisciplinary health care teams and exposure to unique models of care such as group primary care and intensive care management for patients with asthma, diabetes or HIV/AIDS-in hope that young medical professionals will chose a career in medically underserved areas.
CPP participates in the Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) program for pre-medical students. Our health programs also provide service opportunities for AmeriCorps members and internships for students pursuing a master's degree in public health.
Community Pediatric Programs (Administration)
New York Children's Health Project
Starr Center for Preventive Health and Special Initiatives
853 Longwood Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Appointments & Information: 718-588-4460
South Bronx Health Center
871 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Center for Child Health and Resiliency (at the South Bronx Health Center)
890 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10459
Appointments & Information: 718-991-0605
Planning for and scheduling an appointment
Directions: The South Bronx Health Center and Center for Child Health and Resiliency are conveniently located on Prospect Avenue at 161st Street, within walking distance of major subway (#2 and #5 train at Prospect Avenue station) and bus lines (BX04, BX06, BX15, BX17).