City Health Works

City Health Works
Reducing obesity and diabetes in East Harlem
doctor with patient

WellMet Philanthropy’s confidence in our mission and vision during the inception of City Health Works’ operations was instrumental in helping us demonstrate our potential to major funders.


2013

$20,000

Manhattan

City Health Works trains health coaches with the aim of reducing obesity and diabetes in East Harlem via twelve-week peer-to-peer programs. Our grant paid for the costs of training materials for the coaches.

Our grant allowed City Health Works to adapt information about the development and implementation of healthy daily choices to combat diabetes. City Health Works was able to create videos as well as hire several physical therapy health workers to advise and guide clients.

“WellMet Philanthropy's confidence in our mission and vision during the inception of City Health Works’ operations was instrumental in helping us demonstrate our potential to major funders. Soon after we launched with support from WellMet, we secured pilot funding for a 2-year demonstration pilot from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Robin Hood Foundation. After two years of operation, City Health Works has demonstrated significant impact in improving the health of vulnerable communities in Harlem and has gained national attention as a promising approach to help shift the focus of healthcare from hospitals to communities.”

Learn more about this organization:

http://cityhealthworks.com/