The Health and Hospitals Corporation will partner with the Department for the Aging to develop an intergenerational mentoring pilot designed to support new and/or young fathers at our city’s public hospitals. This program will pair “Foster Grandparents” from the Department for the Aging or mature men recruited from the community, with young and/or expectant fathers, engaging and guiding them as they prepare for and experience fatherhood for the first time. This mentoring program will encourage their active involvement in the lives of their children.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system with its own 385,000 member health plan, MetroPlus, and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC serves 1.3 million New Yorkers every year and more than 450,000 are uninsured. HHC provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 80 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission's John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.
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