Location: 259 Bristol Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
The Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center hosts a variety of programs and activities focused on the health and wellness of Brownsville residents. Our clinical partners also offer primary care services. The Action Center is part of the City's effort to promote health equity and reduce health disparities in the neighborhood.
This free, virtual, eight-week cycle of classes will teach pregnant and support people about the signs and stages of labor, breathing and relaxation, and breastfeeding.
This free, virtual, 16-session class aims to promote personal and parental growth among fathers.
Crib and Car Seat Distribution
Families can get a car seat or safe sleep surface for their infant, if they need one.
ROSE (Reach Out, Stay Strong: Essentials)
This free, virtual workshop provides information and resources to people who are pregnant on how to lower the risk of postpartum depression.
Baby Café (Breastfeeding Support group)
This in-person, and virtual support group is for people who are breastfeeding. Trained professionals will provide practical breastfeeding support, such as help with latching and breast milk supply, and answer questions from participants. This month’s topics include:
Virtual Family Foundations Information Session
This 30-minute session explains our nine-week cycle of virtual classes for parents in Brooklyn as they prepare for childbirth and then adjust to life with their newborn. Classes are suitable for couples and for parents who are not in a relationship with each other.
Car Seat Safety Training
Families can get a car seat for their infant if they need one. The Family Wellness Suite will be hosting in-person DOT Car Seat Safety Trainings.
Remembering You, Remembering Us
This group is for parents, families and childbirth support people who have lost a pregnancy or a child due to pregnancy-related causes. This is a free virtual support group with occasional in-person gatherings.
Excellence Baby Academy
This virtual, nine-month program is for pregnant people and families with children younger than 18 months. Parents will learn how to make toys to support their children's learning and development, as well as parenting strategies and skills. Weekly groups promote healthy childhood development and prepare children for school.
Brownsville Resident Action Committee (B.R.A.C.)
The B.R.A.C. aims to increase community power by creating opportunities for residents to participate in advocacy and community leadership. Residents of all ages are invited to sign up and be active on the committee.
Community District (CD) 16 Health and Wellness Stakeholder Group
The CD 16 Health and Wellness Stakeholder Group works with the community to drive change by helping community members understand and tell “their” Brownsville story, and coordinating with residents and agencies to remove barriers and address social inequalities to improve the overall health of Brownsville.
Family Wellness Suite
A safe, welcoming and supportive space for women, caregivers and their families to connect to community resources and city agency services. We can refer you to services that will help you and your family avoid eviction, enroll in health insurance and find employment. The program provides services before, during and after pregnancy. Our services include childbirth education and newborn care classes, parenting classes, infant massage, reproductive health workshops, referrals and more.