why giving matters
Health should not be a privilege and your zip code should not determine your lifespan. For many community residents there are tremendous barriers to achieving Total Health and Wellness.
BMS has been a leader in developing innovative programs in partnership with community residents and stakeholders to improve health outcomes for the families we serve.
Your Dollars Support Community Health Programs
MOVE. EAT. LIVE.
BMS Health and Wellness Hub
BMS is expanding to better serve our community. Learn more about our upcoming Capital Projects and the new spaces that are coming online.
BMS COVID-19 Food Access Infrastructure
Brownsville Food Box is a partnership with Collective Fare, Teens For Food Justice and Brooklyn Packers that provides affordable fresh produce at $7 for SNAP recipients and $10 without. Each bag feeds 1-2 persons for a week.
BMS COVID-19 Testing
BMS acted early at the outset of COVID-19 to advocate for testing in our community given our intimate awareness of the potential impact in a community burdened by high rates of chronic illness. In our primary service area, East New York (zip code 11207) had the highest mortality rates in NYC during Spring 2020
BMS COVID-19 Food Access Distribution
We distributed over 50,000 bags of food to the community during th COVID-19 Crisis as part of the Community District 16 Stakeholders Food Access Efforts. This program is in partnership with City Harvest, Universe City, Collective Fare and the many unpaid community residents who assist with distributions.
BMS Community Health Access
BMS Children's Fest
We serve over 2000 residents at our events with
access to Healthcare and Community Resources. We attend over 100 outreach events each year.
BMS Art as Healing
We have received over 400 donated artwork from participants at Brooklyn Afropunk that hang in our health center beautifying spaces.
We bring our Art as Healing finger painting to Community Spaces and Health Events
BMS Breast Cancer Awareness
Our years long partnership with the American Cancer Society includes community screenings, Breast Cancer Walks as we move towards a goal of 80% screening
BMS has partnered with Read out and Read for over 20 years with pediatricians giving books to parents and using as a developmental assessment tool. We added a community program with 5000 books distributed annually. We partnered with Sesame in the Community with Read Alouds in our Patient waiting areas
Your company’s support could help us level the playing field
so the next generation of New Yorkers enter kindergarten
ready to read, regardless of their financial situation.