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NYU College of Nursing Unveils its Mobile Health Van: “Feeling Good In Your Neighborhood”

November 10, 2010
N-133, 2010-11

NYU College of Nursing Celebrates $2.9 Million HRSA Grant with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitiz and City Council Member Letitia James to Attend

The New York University College of Nursing has been awarded a $ 2.9 million, five (5) year, Federal Health Resources and Administration (HRSA) grant to fund its Mobile Health Van Program (MHVP), “Feeling Good in Your Neighborhood.”

To celebrate this generous contribution, an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th at the Prospect Heights Campus (883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY). The ceremony will begin at 10am and will be hosted by Dr. Judith Haber, Principal Investigator and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs; Dr. Edwidge Thomas, Director of Clinical Practice Affairs and Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean, NYU College of Nursing.

“Feeling Good in Your Neighborhood” is a community outreach program offering school-based primary health care services to underserved and recent immigrant adolescents at Brooklyn International High School, Prospect Heights International High School, Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre, and Urban Assembly School of Music and Art. The new, fully equipped Mobile Health Van is staffed by highly qualified nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other professionals who provide health care services in a friendly, safe environment.  

“The goal of the Mobile Health Van Program is to promote positive health outcomes and self-efficacy for adolescents whose student population is underserved and who have no school-based health services,” says Dr. Judith Haber, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, NYU College of Nursing. “The grant will enable the MHVP to continue to strengthen the overall health capacity of these teens, their families and communities. We thank HRSA for their contribution and belief in the program.”

“With HRSA’s generous contribution, the Mobile Health Van Program over time will have established itself as a financially self-sufficient, replicable model of nurse managed community-based primary care,” says Terry Fulmer, Dean, NYU College of Nursing. “The tenacity and dedication of our faculty has lead to the continued success of the Program.”

The Mobile Health Van Program will implement the “Set-Up, Catch-Up, Hook-Up” model of nurse managed primary care coordination which seeks to address primary care services with a three-fold approach: “Set-up” involves an assessment including completion of health history, practices, and care needs; “Catch-up” is the intervention phase when outstanding health needs and priorities are dealt with through primary care clinical services and health literacy education; and finally, “Hook-up” refers to the process of linking the student with insurance carrier/enroller, community based primary care provider and primary care medical home specialist service for follow up of specific health concerns and/or linkages/referrals to community resources. 

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NYU College of Nursing Unveils its Mobile Health Van:  “Feeling Good In Your Neighborhood”

(L-R) Jesse Hamilton, Democratic District Leader, 43rd Assembly District, Leticia James, District 35, Council Member - Working Families, Dr. Terry Fulmer, Dean, NYU College of Nursing, Dr. Judith Haber, Principal Investigator, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, NYU College of Nursing; flanked by two students from Prospect Park High School

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