Division of Community and Population Health

In January 2017, Wyckoff formed the Division of Community and Population Health to further Wyckoff’s mission to provide quality care, with kindness and respect.

Objectives

The Division of Community and Population Health:

  • Promotes and increases public awareness of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and the services we provide to the community.
  • Engages the community to identify and prioritize needs and develops and implements services that will help people achieve and sustain good health.
  • Works across multiple departments and community sectors to improve health and health equity, and to address environmental, cultural, and social determinants of health specific to the neighborhoods we serve.
  • Operates innovative special projects to address population-specific needs, such as those of our elders, children and families, persons with different abilities, and persons living with chronic conditions.
  • Collaborates with community members, community based organizations, and safety net services, to implement Wyckoff’s Community Service Plan.
  • Engages in public policy and government relations work to advocate for community needs and priorities.

SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


Town Hall Meetings
Open meetings for updates on Wyckoff Heights Medical Center from the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Contact: Evelyn Chassagne
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
(718) 302-8490
echassagne@wyckoffhospital.org

Positive Health Management Consumer
Advisory Board

An advisory committee to inform the services of the Positive Health Management department, including HIV, Hepatitis C, and STD prevention and care services.

Contact: Anca Giurgiulescu
Director, Positive Health Management
(929) 432-3486
agiurgiulescu@wyckoffhospital.org

 

Wyckoff Newsletter
A regular newsletter featuring announcements, achievements, and information for the community.

Contact: Evelyn Chassagne
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
(718) 302-8490
echassagne@wyckoffhospital.org

 

PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASES


Health Coaching
A team of health coaches support primary care patients make progress on their preventive health goals.

Contact: Donna Ward
Health Coach Supervisor
(718) 509-3114
dward@wyckoffhospital.org

Emergency Department Navigation
Navigation team connects patients who use the Emergency Room for primary care conditions to primary and behavioral health care.

Contact: Yvonne Spence
Director of Nursing, Emergency Services
(718) 906-3813
yspence@wyckoffhospital.org

 

Health Home
Wyckoff houses Health Home staff on-site to provide care coordination for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Contact: Indira Parmar
AVP, Social Work and Care Coordination
(718) 963-7221
iparmar@wyckoffhospital.org

Diabetes and Nutrition Education
Diabetes educator and nutritionists provide education and counseling to promote successful self-management and improve diet.

Contact: Barbara Putre
Certified Diabetes Educator
(718) 906-3914
bputre@wyckoffhospital.org

 

Wyckoff Community Wellness Program
Physical exercise activities provided on-site, including Yoga, Cardiovascular Exercise, and Zumba clases.

Contact: Evelyn Chassagne
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
(718) 302-8490
echassagne@wyckoffhospital.org

 

PROMOTING A HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT


Violence Intervention and Treatment Program
Counseling and services for survivors of violence and sexual assault, and violence prevention education services for the community, including Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Services.

Contact: Indira Parmar
AVP, Social Work and Care Coordination
(718) 963-7221
iparmar@wyckoffhospital.org

PROMOTING HEALTHY WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN


Women's Health Center
Provides a medical home for women including primary care (in English and Spanish), Obstetrics/Gynecology, medical subspecialties, and family planning.

For an appointment, call: (718) 963-7676

Pediatric Care Center
Provides comprehensive Pediatric Primary Care (in English and Spanish) and co-located pediatric medical subspecialties.

For an appointment, call: (718) 963-7676

 

WIC Program
Offers participant-centered and culturally-responsive nutrition assessment and education; breastfeeding promotion and support, including Breastfeeding Peer Counseling and breast pumps; referrals to health and social services; and a variety of nutritious foods.

Contact: Carmelina Cruz
WIC Director
(718) 963-6537
ccruz@wyckoffhospital.org

Maternal and Infant Child Health Collaborative
Engages women of childbearing age and provides education and support services, including access to insurance, medical care, housing, behavioral health, educational/vocational services, nutrition services and more.

Contact: Eleanor Juray
1610 DeKalb Ave- 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
P: 718-963-7545
F: 718-290-1429
ejuray@wyckoffhospital.org

 

CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care
Offers group prenatal care with three major components: health assessment, education and social support.

Contact: Eleanor Juray
1610 DeKalb Ave- 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11237
P: 718-963-7545
F: 718-290-1429
ejuray@wyckoffhospital.org

 

PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AND PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE


Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety
Patients who receive care at any of our Primary Care Sites have access to treatment for Depression and Anxiety, including medication management and counseling.

Contact: Beth Hribar
Project Director, Collaborative Care
(718) 509-3102
bhribar@wyckoffhospital.org

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Patients with Opioid Dependence can receive Buprenorphine Treatment from one of our Certified Prescribing Primary Care Physicians. Buprenorphine is a medical treatment for persons living with an Opioid Addiction.

Contact: Sherley Prudoth
Buprenorphine Nurse Care Manager
(718) 963-7766
sprudoth@wyckoffhospital.org

PREVENTING HIV AND HEPATITIS C AND PROMOTING SEXUAL HEALTH


Positive Health Management
Provides HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Prevention and Care services, including Biomedical Prevention (PrEP). A welcoming community-based site includes Comprehensive HIV Primary Care as well as Behavioral Health, Case Management, and other Supportive Services. Many services are available for the uninsured.

Contact: Anca Giurgiulescu
Director of Positive Health Management
(929) 432-3486
agiurgiulescu@wyckoffhospital.org