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Bronx Medical and Wellness Center Grand Opening
On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of their newest health center site, Bronx Medical and Wellness Center (BMWC), located at 1227 Edward L. Grant Highway, Bronx, NY 10452.
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Kids Comic Con 2017
On April 22, Morris Heights Health Center participated in the Kids Comic Con hosted by Bronx Community College. Kids Comic Con held workshops on drawing and animation, and Morris Heights provided infromation on services, such as our Young Adult & Adolescent Health Unit.
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Spring Community Baby Shower
Morris Heights Health Center in conjunction with Fidelis Care Health Plan hosted a spring community baby shower at Community Board 12, near our Vanguard Site. Those in attendance included were VIP (Violence Intervention Program), HomeBase, NYC Health Window Fall Prevention Program, 107.5 WBLS, and ...
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Healthy Beverage Zone Launch
On April 18, Morris Heights Health Center participated in the launch of the Healthy Beverage Zone project, which was pioneered by Union Community Health Center and Bronx Health REACH. The Healthy Beverage Zone (HBZ) project is a borough-wide initiative that encourages organizations in the Bronx to ...
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Reach Out and Read
Morris Heights Health Center(MHHC) has partnered with the New York Public Library (NYPL) Early Literacy’s program to support our Reach Out & Read. Reach Out & Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care ...
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Youth Commemoration Event hosted by Mrs. Diallo
Bronx Community College hosted the 4 th Annual Amadou Diallo Youth Commemoration with a focus on Mind, Spirit, & Body Wellness. The day consisted of “free workshops that focused on helping the youth develop positive attitudes and beliefs, examine the power of faith, and encourage physical ...
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MHHC Coat Drive 2017
On Thursday, January 12th, MHHC distributed over 200 coats at Davidson Community Center. This now annual event sets out to help community members bear the frigid weather conditions. We would like to thank everyone that participated in this successful event!
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Christmas Toy Drive
This year the organization gave out approximately 500 toys to the Children of our community. Morris Heights Health Center would like to collectively wish everyone a Happy and joyful holiday season!
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MHHC Pharmacy: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Thursday, December 22nd, Morris Heights Health Center held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for MHHC's first pharmacy-- operated by Lindenwood Rx Center. Thanks to the 340B Drug Discount Program, which provides outpatient drugs at significantly reduced prices-- we are expanding our ...
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WIC Gift Exchange
Check out the photos from our WIC Department's Holiday gift exchange.
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World AIDS Day 2016
Thursday, December 1st 2016 was World AIDS day. In honor of that, our CARE Services team held an event at our respective sites to raise awareness, and honor the vanguards of the cause. Guests enjoyed live performances, testimonials from our peer advocates, and special guest speakers. With ...
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WIC Baby Shower 2016
Our WIC department threw an excellent Baby Shower filled with gifts and activities for their patients. Congratulations to all expecting mothers in attendance! We as an organization wish you a healthy and memorable delivery.
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CARE Services Thanksgiving Luncheon
Our CARE Services department hosted a Thanksgiving Luncheon for their patients on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The luncheon included turkey voucher giveaways, fun activities, food, and just overall fellowship. This is the time of the year when we as an organization show our patients how thankful ...
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PACT T-Shirt Day
The MHHC family came together to embody the PACT and show off their new T-Shirts!
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PACT Retreat
On Friday, November 11th, President & CEO Mr. Gabriel Vonleh, lead an All-Staff Retreat, where he introduced the basic principles of Politness, Accountablility, Commitment, and Thoughtfulness-- also known as the PACT. This retreat marked a new chapter in the organizations history. The staff ...
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Yankasa Association Health Fair
On Saturday, November 5th, Morris Heights Health Center held a Health Fair at the Yankasa Association of USA Center. President and CEO Mr. Gabriel Vonleh and some of our providers were in attendance to provide much needed presentations on a variety of health related topics, including: eating ...
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Veteran's Appreciation Day
With Veteran's Day on the horizon, our executive team took the time to honor our brave staff members who served in the United States military. Without their sacrifices and the sacrifices of many others, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. Therefore, to all the Veterans ...
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Halloween @ MHHC
Halloween at MHHC is always a festive affair. This year, our staff hosted events at our different sites to bring in the holiday. From bags full of candy, to face painting, the events were successful in bringing the spirit of Halloween to the community. Most importantly, our staff provided resources ...
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MA, SHA, MOA Appreciation Breakfast
Today, October 28 th 2016, in commemoration of the role that our hardworking Medical Assistants, School Health Assistants, and Medical Office Assistants play in patient care and enhancing the patient experience, we held an appreciation breakfast, hosted by President and CEO Mr. Gabriel Vonleh. ...
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First Annual Gear-Up for the Future Youth Event!
On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Morris Heights Health Center, in partnership with Affinity Health Plan, held the first annual “ Gear-Up for the Future ” Youth Event at Bronx Community College (BCC). Gear Up for the Future was successful in bringing together youth from all across the Bronx ...
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WIC Luncheon
On September 20th, MHHC's WIC Program was presented with the Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence for Exemplery Breastfeeding Support and Practices at the 2016 Metropolitan Regional Coordinators Meeting. Today, October 14th, President & CEO Mr. Vonleh and staff held a Luncheon to ...
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Heal Our Communities: Hosted by the Amadou Diallo Foundation
On Thursday, September 29 th, President and CEO, Gabriel M. Vonleh participated in a deeply impacting event hosted by the Amadou Diallo Foundation at Riverside Church in Harlem, NY. Amadou Diallo was a 23 year-old college student from Liberia that was shot 41 times by NYC Police officers as he stood ...
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U.S African Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference
MHHC was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual United States African Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference, held September 15th – 18th in New York City. One of the primary objectives of the conference was to highlight current trends in African immigrant health, including disparities in chronic ...
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Employee Family BBQ
On September 10th, MHHC held the First Annual Family Fun BBQ for employees and their immediate families. This end of the summer outing was filled with laughs, and comradeship mixed with plenty of food and activities.
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NACHC Photo Contest- Runner Up!
MHHC’s photo was selected as a runner-up for the 2016 National Health Center Week Photo Contest, from among thousands of entries (This is a first for MHHC). As a result, our photo entry will be featured in the 2017 Health Centers calendar published by NACHC, and NACHC will send us a canvas ...
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Back to School Event with Councilman Cabrera
At the Back to school fair with Councilman Fernando Cabrera over 500 backpacks were distributed to students and families in need. This multi-purpose event also included of a small job fair where community members could inquire about available positions to different companies. MHHC added to the ...
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Alpha Y Omega Annual Health Fair
On August 20 th, Morris Heights Health Center collaborated with the Alpha Y Omega Church to provide free health and HIV screenings for their Annual Health Fair. We were the only organization providing medical services and we were honored to serve this small community.
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Back to School Event with Senator Rivera/ Assemblyman Pichardo
The summer is nearing an end, and school is almost back in session! On Friday, August 19, MHHC participated in a Back to School Event hosted by Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and Senator Gustavo Rivera. They distributed over 100 bookbags and school supplies to students for the upcoming school year. ...
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National Community Health Center Week Finale: Walton
NCHCW has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of health centers throughout the United States. The week-long event concluded at our Walton Site. Over 20 vendors were present to provide information and inform the community on their services. MHHC provided ...
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National Community Health Center Week: Main Event (Burnside)
NCHCW has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of health centers throughout the United States. On Thursday, August 11 th, the streets were shut down for our biggest Health Fair of the year, which was held at our main site on Burnside Avenue. Councilman ...
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National Community Health Center Week- St. Marys Park
NCHCW has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of health centers throughout the United States. We kicked off our health center week at 233 rd, and St. Marys Park. Over 20 vendors were present to provide information and inform the community on their ...
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National Community Health Center Week: 233rd
NCHCW has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of health centers throughout the United States. We kicked off our health center week at 233 rd, and St. Marys Park. Over 20 vendors were present to provide information and inform the community on their ...
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40th Precinct Community Council Annual National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 2 nd MHHC collaborated with the 40 th Precinct Council for their Annual National Night Out Event at St. Mary’s Park. Our staff provided health insurance information as well as a variety of services and screenings to over 200 attendees. This event was a great way to develop a ...
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Summer Healthy Tips
On July 19th, MHHC tabled at our Walton site to provide summer safety tips, and information on the services that we offer within the organization. WellCare was also present, providing opportunities for insurance enrollment, as well as other important insurance information.
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Ebenezer Assembly of God Health Fair
Last Sunday, MHHC was in attendance for an Annual Health Fair hosted by Ebenezer Assembly of God Church. Morris Heights was able to provide health screenings which included blood pressure and blood glucose checks, as well as free giveaways. A staff member from our dental department was present to ...
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End of Ramadan Celebration
Yesterday, MHHC collaborated with the Yankasa Association of USA to celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr/Family Day at Claremont Park. Council Members, Senators and other important legislators joined over a thousand members of the Muslim community to celebrate the end of Ramadan. It was a jam packed day filled ...
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IMPACT Award Gala Scholarship Recipients 2016
Today, President & CEO, Mr. Gabriel Vonleh, and other key members of the organization held a Luncheon Ceremony to award our IMPACT scholarship recipients with their checks. These distinguished students are destined to do great things in the future, and we are honored to aid in their journey. ...
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MHHC Annual Impact Awards Gala 2016
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National HIV Testing Day 2016
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Columbia University’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program
Today, some of our Executive Leadership committee as well as members of the Planning, Development & External Affairs department hosted 21 young adults who are participating in Columbia University’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) . The program is designed for undergraduates ...
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Student Scholars from Liberian Awards Program
On Friday, June 17, 2016 MHHC Administrative and Clinical Leaders held a lunch and learn session for young student scholars from the Liberian Awards Program.
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Ms. Nitza Vera Receives NYS Proclamation
Ms. Nitza Vera, MHHC & Bronx Community Advocate receives NYS Proclamation We at MHHC have been honored to have Ms. Nitza Vera as a member of our MHHC Caring Place for over 23 years with her promoting our multitude of services, assisting in our community outreach efforts and supporting our ...
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Fiesta Fair 2016
MHHC joined Council Member Fernando Cabrera during Fiesta Fair @ St. James Park on Saturday, June 18th.
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Commencement Ceremony at BCC
Friday, June 3 rd, President and CEO, Gabriel M. Vonleh, and other members of MHHC attended the commencement ceremony for Bronx Community College’s graduating class of 2016. Showing their support for not only a pioneer of excellence in the Bronx community, but also a long-standing community ...
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MHHC Welcomes African Community Leaders
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Bronx Aids Walk 2016
Combating Aids through support & education... On Saturday, May 21 st, Morris Heights Health Center staff participated in the 5 th Bronx AIDS Walk coordinated by Community Board # 2. MHHC had approximately (30) staff & family members who walked; the Family Planning team tabled the event ...
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Front Line Staff Appreciation Day
On Friday May 20th, MHHC honored all Front Line Staff for the diligent work that they put in day in and day out. We wouldn’t be what we are as an organization without their efforts.
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Mobile Unit in the Community
Mobile Health Services are provided by MHHC's mobile medical unit. This unit provides outreach for the other programs that are part of MHHC as well as the wide range of medical, dental, specialty and mental health care services available at Morris Heights Health Center.
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38th Annual Run the Bronx
38th Annual Run the Bronx, a community event that promotes the importance of health and fitness throughout the Bronx, New York and the surrounding communities. Held annually on the first Saturday in May since 1977, Bronx Community College’s Run the Bronx is a community health event that ...
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Diabetes Expo 2016
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Nurse Appreciation Day 2016
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Breastfeeding Celebration 2016
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Bronx Week 2016
MHHC celebrated BRONX WEEK - May 5th-15th. Bronx Week is an annual 10-day series of events, presented by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, whereby The Bronx celebrates the best of the borough. It features a colorful array of activities that showcases the borough's vibrant life and growth. ...
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CONNECT’s 2nd Annual Interfaith Breakfast
On April 13th, 2016, Morris Heights Health Center hosted CONNECT’s 2 nd Annual Interfaith Breakfast to discuss the issue of Abuse in Later Life. CONNECT's Interfaith Breakfast is a forum to build a strong, diverse and sustainable community through civic engagement, cross-cultural ...
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Senior Entertainment Day with Health First
MHHC and Health First hosted Senior Entertainment Day. The seniors enjoyed a fun afternoon singing and dancing along with "Mercy Group" - new local artists.
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Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professional Day - April 27th Behind every succesful team there is an efficient Administrative Professional... Today is the perfect day to thank you for all your help and hard work!
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Teen Nite
On Monday, April 25 th Morris Heights Health Center’s Y.A.A.H.U and Family Planning department co-hosted Teen Night in recognition of STI Awareness Month. A fun afternoon filled with free raffles, games, music, prizes, food, photo booth and health education workshops for teens in our ...
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Bronx Week - Kick Off with Affinity Health Plan
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World Health Day Celebration with Health First
World Health Day (7 April), a call for action on diabetes. MHHC and Health First joined together bringing a health-promoting environment to community senior to reduce diabetes risk factors - such as: physical inactivity and unhealthy diets, and educating seniors with diabetes or risk of diabetes on ...
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New Office Space @ 233rd Street & SBHC Tour
“MHHC’s President and CEO, Gabriel M. Vonleh, received a tour of the center’s new office space located at 825 East 233 rd Street. Christopher Morales, a member of the Facilities Team, accompanied Mr. Vonleh on his tour of the newly renovated space that will temporarily house the ...
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Behavioral Health Open House
In honor of Doctors Day, which is on March 30 th, and Social Work Appreciation Month, our Behavioral Health Department held an open house for the providers and patients to meet the behavioral health staff, learn about their various services, and share different behavioral health knowledge and ...
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Vaccination Day @ Monroe College
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Senior Zumba Day
MHHC and Health First celebrated Senior Day at the Senior Housing Building. We enjoyed a fun day of Zumba, dancing and chair aerobics.
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NACHC 2016 Policy & Issues Conference
This week, key members of the MHHC team, along with a member of the Board of Directors traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) Policy & Issues Conference. At the conference, they engaged in grassroots advocacy on Capitol Hill, where they ...
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ALL STAFF TOWN HALL MEETING
MHHC All Staff Town Hall Meeting at Bronx Community College
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ADVOCACY DAY
Advocating For MHHC and Our Patients! March 7, 2016 - A critical day for Health Center Advocacy! MHHC visited Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of our health center and our patients as part of the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum Hill Day. MHHC presented the case for continued funding for Health ...
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LPN Residency Orientation
MHHC officially opened its doors to LPN students from Monroe College in the Bronx for its new LPN Residency Program. The students were excited to start their new journeys in the medical field. Congratulations to our inaugural LPN Residents.
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MHHC Coat Distribution @ Walton
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MHHC Coat Distribution @ Burnside Avenue
MHHC distributed slightly-used coats to patients and their families on January 19, 2016. Each December, MHHC organizes an annual coat drive and donations are received by the caring staff to help those who are in need. This year each attendee was also given a scarf, hat and glove set. We hope to ...
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The Three Kings visit MHHC
January 6th is Three Kings Day. It is a date celebrated throughout Latin America, Spain, and in Hispanic communities of the United States. This is the Epiphany of the church calendar, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. Traditionally, children receive ...
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MHHC celebrates Kwanzaa
On Saturday, December 26th, the MHHC staff and community residents came together to celebrate Kwanzaa. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 - January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.
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Breast Cancer Awarenss (Walton Bake Sale)
MHHC raised $2,008.00 during Breast Cancer Awarenss Month. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organizations, families, and ...
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Santa comes to MHHC @Walton
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MHHC Banner Ceremony
Ceremony to unveil new street banners that will adorn Burnside, Jerome and East/West Tremont Avenue. These banners are made possible through MHHC’s partnership with Davidson’s Community Center, Bronx Community Board #5, Burnside Avenue Commercial District and other community ...
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Santa Comes to MHHC at 233rd!
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MHHC Employee Holiday Party 2015
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MHHC- Senior Holiday Luncheon 2015
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World Aids Day
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Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, ...
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New President & CEO Welcome Reception
On November 10, 2015, our Board Chair Paulette Bainsbridge and the Board of Directors held a reception to celebrate the appointment of Gabriel M. Vonleh, MHA as President & CEO of Morris Heights Health Center.
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Veterans Day
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National Health Center Week @ Burnside Avenue
Thank you for making NHCW a succesful community event!