Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York - A podcast from the Community Service Society
About This Show
Fighting Poverty, Strengthening New York, is a monthly podcast that explores the diverse work done at the Community Service Society (www.cssny.org).
In each episode, we dive into an issue affecting low-income New Yorkers in areas such as affordable housing, healthcare, and economic security. We hear from those affected, and from CSS staff striving to make NYC a more equitable and just city. David R. Jones, CSS President and CEO, leads off each podcast, then we head into the field to see first hand the important work CSS does every day.
Most Recent Episode
Doing what it takes to improve the health of East Harlem - The Harlem Health Advocacy Partners
For our second episode, we explore an innovative program that is working to improve the health outcomes of public housing residents in East Harlem, NYC. The Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) is a program run by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Center for Health Equity and is focused on better health outcomes for the residents of five public housing developments in East Harlem, a neighborhood with unusually high occurrences of chronic illnesses.
In this podcast, we follow CSS health advocates Katie Earle and Aline da Fonseca as they work with program participants to get them on a path to better health. We meet Umu Kebbie, who didn't know where to turn after a stroke left her unable to take care of her family but thanks to Katie and others at the HHAP program is getting a handle on life. We meet Linda, whose medical debt left here stressed and worried, and we hear from Ramone who is feeling better than ever at 67 thanks to HHAP. We end the program walking around Central Park's Harlem Meer with nearly 200 East Harlem residents.