Brooklyn Health Disparities Center

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 Mental Health Roundtable Discussion

About the Summit

This 2018 Summit will build on the elements that worked successfully in HEI's 2016 Summit and incorporate new themes that will expand the reach of the health equity movement. It will bring together health care professionals, community leaders, students, government staff, policymakers, community development leaders, urban planners, architects, transportation specialists, educators and public health practitioners, among others. The Summit will inform and engage participants through two distinct pathways: one dedicated to engagement through innovation think tanks and case studies on important determinants of health that emerged from the participants' feedback at the 2016 summit; and the other dedicated to presentations, training, case studies and consensus building on strategies for multisectoral partnerships via community and public engagement.

Participants will:

Hear from experts from multiple sectors and disciplines
Engage in furthering the health equity agenda by acquiring skills and training to engage new allies in the health equity movement
Develop a call to action on key priorities for health equity by participating in our Innovation Think Tanks
Share stories of community-driven leadership and solutions in support of health equity
Pledge new partnerships at the conference.

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health (AAIUH) will hold its 21st Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala -Sports Ball 2015 on October 21, 2015! The event will be hosted at the landmark New York City venue Guastavino's. Our gala hosts are Dean Meminger and Cheryl Wills of NY1.

The 2015 Arthur Ashe Leadership Award recipients are AstraZeneca, Susan Lucci (Actress, Author & Entrepreneur), Tim Morehouse (Olympic Silver Medalist and CEO & Founder, Fencing in the Schools), Dr. Gary A. Puckrein (National Minority Quality Forum), Ivan D. Smith (Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP), and Dr. John F. Williams (SUNY Downstate Medical Center).

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health cordially invites you to attend the Annual, end of the year Celebration of Achievemant, honoring the Institute’s 2015 Health Science Academy Graduating Class.


Wednesday May 27, 2015
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Place: Alumni Auditorium (1st Floor)

 The Health Science Academy
The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
At SUNY Downstate Medical Center
395 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, Ny 11238
Phn: 718.270.3101

 RSVP is requested by Thursday, May 21, 2015 at

Wednesday, MAY 27, 2015

HSA's Celebration of Achievement - In honor of Senior Graduating Scholars

When:-  Saturday, May 16, 2015

Where:- SUNY Downstate Medical Center

               445 Lenox Road Between East 35th- East 37th Street     

               Brooklyn, NY 11203

Time:-    11 AM - 3 PM


To become a blood donor, please Register at NYBLOODCENTER.ORG

When:-  Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where:- SUNY Downstate Medical Center

               450 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203

                In the Sodexho Court

Time:-    9 AM - 6 PM

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SUNY Downstate Blood Drive

Thursday, April 30, 2015

  • an outgrowth of our NIH grant commitment
  • designed to focus on our unique emphasis upon community engagement
  • designed to give an opportunity to bring our PAC, CAB and other  community partners in a discussion about the challenges associated with partnership in addressing health inequity
  • designed to provide an opportunity to honor our community based Barbers and Salon Owners.

The Spring Conference was:

Spring Conference 2014

Health Equity:- Past, Present, Future

April 4th, 2014

  • Interested in hearing more about the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center?
  • Have potential collaborations in mind?
Come and meet the senior leadership of BHDC and see if there’s an opportunity to partner with us!

Brooklyn Health Disparities Center Open House 

November 14, 2014

  • Where to Locate Appropriate RFPs from The NIH
  • Key Dates for Letters of Intents, Open Calls for Proposals and Submission Dates
  • What is a Bio- Sketch and Its Role in The NIH Application

Areas that were discussed included:

Using a sample NIH (open) application, Dr. Fraser-White will host a learning session on applying to NIH funding opportunities!  
  • Advancing Primary Care Systems to Eliminate Health Iniquities
  • Promoting Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities to Ensure Equality
  • Evaluating Preconception Health Literacy Among Generations
  • Factors Affecting Dietary Choices in Low Income Households
  • Gender Differences in Condom Use Self Efficacy
  • Perceptions about Alcohol consumption during Pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Assessing Correlates of Self-Perceived Health
  •  A Study to Improve Health Literacy Course for Urban Adolescents

Topics that were presented included:

Several BHDC Core Members and Students presented at the American Public Health Association Conference this year.

NIH Grant Workshop

November 14, 2014

APHA Conference 2014

Past Events

Upcoming Events


Executive Committee members from the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center will participate
in a Mental Health Roundtable discussion at The Rogosin Institution. The discussion will focus on the important topic of mental health (and depression in particular) as it relates to individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The Roundtable will involve a select group of mental health experts and patients/activists. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 28th,2015 and take place at the Center for Health Action and Policy at Rogosin's Greenberg Center for Integrative Healthcare.  

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health  21st Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala -Sports Ball

Wednesday, October 28, 2015