The Bronx Community Health Leaders aim to create a peer support group that facilitates networking, provides guidance and mentoring, engages in community service, and helps develop the leadership skills essential to becoming a health care provider.
Leaders volunteer at the Montefiore Family Health Center by assisting the staff with daily clinic operations and helping facilitate the patient support group meetings.
What started off as a small group of five volunteers has developed into an organization that is committed to fighting the health disparities waged against our neighborhoods and further promoting the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in medicine.
Leaders play an important role in daily clinic activities, volunteering as patient navigators, patient educators and community health advocates.
LEADERS IN QUALITY CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Pioneers in Medicine
A leader in the medical field presents on his or her path to health care, what made him or her choose that career, and tips for future health professionals.
Program members present to the group on a health-related topic of their choice. This provides them the opportunity to hone their leadership and presenting skills.
"Being part of BxCHL has provided me with the opportunity to impact my community through advocacy, patient education and wellness groups. I have gained a family composed of my peers, doctors, and health center staff. For the first time as a premedical student I feel a new sense of self-efficacy and support."
- Noelia Melo, Future Doctor