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The Brooklyn Healthcare Improvement Project

Executive Committee

B-HIP Coalition Executive Committee

  • University Hospital of Brooklyn at SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Grace Wong
  • Community
  • CBO / CBHO – Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center
  • Hospital – Interfaith Medical Center
  • Insurer – Healthfirst
  • Labor – 1199 SEIU
  • NYC DOHMH – K. Aletha Maybank
  • Office of the Brooklyn Borough President – Member ex-officio, Yvonne Graham
  • Pharmaceutical – Novartis

How it works…


Emergency Department

The Emergency Committee's overall focus is to design and administer studies at partner hospitals to examine reasons for overcrowding in emergency departments. The will make recommendations from the findings of their board approved, evidence based studies.

Their objectives are to:

  • Examine clinical provider attitudes towards patients (link to ER project)
  • Discover reasons for non-trauma patients visits to the ER
  • Analyze ambulatory care sensitive admissions

Visit the Emergency Department Project Page »


The Insurance Committee's overall focus is on evaluating insurance coverage issues and their impact on health systems, both use and access. They are creating an inventory of insurance data that will be analyzed in order to inform on the relevant issues.

Their objectives are to:

  • Create a Data Source Inventory of local health infrastructure
  • Evaluate Insurance Coverage Impact
  • Make recommendations based on established benchmarks

Visit the Insurance Project Page »

Community Health Planning Partnership / GIS

The Community Health Planning Partnership/GIS Workgroup's overall focus is to identify community leaders and create a network. In addition, this subcommittee will build a unique Geographic Information System (GIS) from collected data and make recommendations using the conclusions of the analyzed information.

Their objectives are to:

  • Identify and build a network of community leaders
  • Build a unique Geographic Information System (GIS) (link to CHPPWG project)
  • Make recommendations based on the analysis of collected data

Visit the GIS Project Page »