OBH recognizes the importance of cross-sector collaboration as key to addressing social determinants of health and community engagement. In addition, Brookdale’s Community Advisory Board, the Coalition to Transform Interfaith and Kingsbrook’s Community Leadership Council are comprised of members of the community, faith leaders, and health partners who are charged with ensuring the voice of their community is represented and convene regularly to provide a community forum for updates on hospital activities and sponsor or publicize community health initiatives that address health disparities. Examples of health disparities in the community served by OBHS include HIV; obesity, diabetes and hypertension; and psychiatric hospitalizations. As such, programs and services offered by OBH respond directly to the unique health care needs of the community. OBH also works collaboratively with community partners and organizations to address the social determinants of health, implementing issues that focus on food insecurity, violence prevention, youth mentorship, and affordable housing to name a few. Additionally, OBH is active in participatory action research (PAR) projects with Central and Northeast Brooklyn residents, to develop community-led research and recommendations to improve community health.
"One Brooklyn Health is committed to addressing the social determinants of health, and as such, has always supported the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc (GodSquad) mission to serve communities impacted by gun violence. The organization works to help us magnify our efforts in the community by collaborating whenever possible to support critical response services, youth mentorship programs and food insecurity initiatives." - Pastor Gil Monrose, Founding President, 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Pastor, Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day.
"One Brooklyn Health (OBH) (Kingsbrook) continues to partner with Community Board 17 through its transparency in addressing local, on the ground health issues with data that speaks to changes needed and acquirable, collaborating and sharing community relevant programming and providing the community with a facility that puts patience and their needs first". Rhonda F. Joseph, Social Services Committee Chairwoman
Community Board 17
"It has been such a pleasure working with One Brooklyn Health over the past several years. We have successfully collaborated and held three events. The first was a virtual health event streamed on social media. The other two were annual Breast Health Events at the newly renovated Pierre Toussaint Family Health Center on Utica Avenue. The staff has been so pleasant to work with. I look forward to working with One Brooklyn Health on many more collaborative events that positively impact our community". Lamacca Holmes, Director
East Flatbush Community Partnership
"We at SHARE Cancer Support are thrilled about our new partnership with One Brooklyn Health (OBH). The ongoing collaboration between SHARE Cancer Support and One Brooklyn Health allows patients in the OBH network to receive both quality care from dedicated healthcare professionals as we provide access to those in need of support for cancer patients. We thank the OBH team for their commitment to community outreach and improved health outcomes for the residents of the Borough of Brooklyn". Lisa B. Jones, Coordinator, AfroSHARE
"On behalf of Bed Stuy Alive we are grateful for the long standing relationship with OBH@ Interfaith especially durning COVID the way they reached out and serviced the community with welcoming arms. We look forward to every October celebrating Bed Stuy Alive weekend with OBH - Interfaith". Stefanie Faulkner, President
Bed Stuy Alive