Mount Sinai in the Community
The strong ties Mount Sinai has to the East Harlem community are bound by a steadfast commitment to the health care needs of its residents. This commitment goes to the heart of how we see ourselves: as not only a premiere New York institution providing top-quality patient care, but also as an important source for change, solutions, and hope in the lives of you, our neighbors. Improving the health of this community—where the needs often are underserved—is our main focus, and it is the basis for the priorities Mount Sinai leaders have set to guide our service, education, and research missions:
- Address and improve chronic disease and health disparities
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Prevent and treat infectious diseases
- Improve maternal and women's health
- Support the positive physical and mental health development of children and adolescents
- Maintain health and reduce institutional care for the elderly
- Reduce language, cultural, and economic barriers to medical care
Mount Sinai has established—and maintains—solid partnerships with community-based health organizations. These partnerships continue to provide us with countless opportunities for expanding and increasing your access to quality care and wellness education.
Our extensive work with community groups and city agencies to build programs such as Prescriptions for Good Health and Growing Up Healthy in East Harlem—a community-based study exploring environmental factors affecting the health of children—enables us to move rapidly toward improved approaches to treatment and allows us to help you to make better-informed decisions about your health.
Mount Sinai’s strong community ties are bound by a longstanding, unwavering commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in clinical, educational, and research settings across the institution.
For your immediate and easy access to high-quality health services, Mount Sinai Urgent Care Upper West Side is in the neighborhood. Our doctors are available 7 days, no appointment is needed.More information