Health & Education

The committee deals with a wide range of issues relating to health, education, youth, disability, and senior affairs. The committee  monitors the provision of specialized services to senior citizens, children, the physically challenged, and the mentally ill and other disadvantaged groups.  The committee also works with the hospitals in our district and monitors the programs they provide, as well the district’s substance abuse clinics, ambulatory care clinics, and similar such providers.  It consults with the Chair of the Board on appointments to the Bellevue and Beth Israel Community Advisory Boards. It reviews any application that comes before the Board from entities making application to the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  The committee works with the Department of Education on issues ranging from early childhood education to school safety and school nutrition to the status of teacher contracts.  It also monitors and reviews services provided outside the schools, such as summer youth employment programs, Out-of-School-Time (OST) initiatives and workforce preparation sponsored by the Department of Youth and Community Development. The committee also monitors CUNY and other higher education providers.  This committee meets the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Members
Ahsia Badi, Chair
Elvy Barroso
Louise Dankberg
Karen Moore
Sarah Shamoon
Mary Silver
David Tsin
Claude L. Winfield

Public Members
Jeff Mailman

Committee Minutes
Health & Education Minutes – Feb 28, 2017
Health & Education Minutes – Jan 24, 2017
Health & Education Minutes – Nov 22, 2016
Health & Education Minutes – May 24, 2016

How will residential development affect school seating needs in East Midtown?
CB6 office staff and interns compiled a list of residential buildings that are within Manhattan School District 2: PS 40, PS 116, and PS 281, which cover much of CB6. There are currently 30 residential developments in planning, construction or near completion, which will add roughly 4,138 units.  How school seat needs within the area will be impacted is an important question for community members to consider. Click here for more, including a spreadsheet listing all 30 developments, and a Google map showing their locations.

CB6 Spring 2015 Senior Forum
Keynoted by Councilmember Corey Johnson, chair of the Council’s Health Committee, it featured a presentation about how to treat hoarding behavior, which affects millions of Americans, and an introduction to SMART MH, a project to identify the mental health and social support needs of older adults in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Resources

Fall 2014 CB6 Senior Forum onlineemergency preparedness; health care, technology and lifelong learning; and senior housing options.
Bellevue Hospital Trauma and Injury Prevention Program
What are legally permitted locations for mobile food vendors?
Presentation by DOHMH TakeCareNY Program to Health Committee, Jan. 28, 2014.
Take Care New York TCNY20/20 Health Guide.