About Us

TEAM

Janelle Robinson, MPH, CPH (she/her)
Program Manager

Janelle serves as the NYC Communities for Health Program Manager. Grounded in hope and optimism of worlds that could and should be, Janelle seeks to address health disparities among underserved communities of color. Born and raised in New Bedford, MA, Janelle now calls Brooklyn, NY home. Her interests include caring for her Shiba Inu puppy, hiking, and camping with friends.

Wilson Tosta (he/him)
Project Coordinator

Wilson is a a highly organized and ambitious recent linguistics alumni of the University of Virginia with six years of experience teaching English to immigrant. He is multilingual and multicultural with a passion for delivering impact by building relationships with people of different professional, socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds to solve problems through innovation, education, technology, and creativity.

Stephanie Llivichuzhca (she/her)
Community Outreach Assistant (COA)

Stephanie is from Brooklyn, NY. To further her passion of helping others, Stephanie received her Associates in Human services at LaGuardia Community College. Her future career goals include working with high school students as a guidance counselor to support teen parents as she draws on her personal experience of becoming a parent at a young age.

Eufamia Lopez (she/her)
Community Outreach Assistant (COA)

Eufamia grew up in Baltimore, Miami and Harlem. She is the epitome of a people-person; she loves engaging, connecting, laughing, and dancing with people. Eufamia’s constant humor and lightheartedness inspires those around here to find joy in the small things. She wakes up everyday looking forward to making a small ripple in the pond.

West De Leon (they/them)
Community Outreach Assistant (COA)

West is a born and raised Brooklynite. Their passion and experience come from years of working in capacity-building, prevention-oriented public health programs, HIV/STI, community-level services, and diverse communities of color (locally and nationally). They are a pop culture nerd, karaoke aficionado, and pizza devotee.

Staff
Spotlight

This quarter we want to welcome three
new teammates!

Katerina “Kat” Belkin

Karen Alvardo

Christian Narvaez

From your team at NYCC4H,
WELCOME!

FUNDERS

SAFER (Substance & Alcohol Family Engagement & Resources) Haven & Education, Test, Navigate (ETN)

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the NYCC4H SAFER Haven and ETN projects aim to provide prevention education and referrals to services for teens and young adults to address underage drinking, substance use, and HIV/STIs.

Overdose FREE (Fentanyl Resources, Education, and Engagement)

Funded by the NYC Department of Health, the NYCC4H Overdose FREE project works to raise awareness of fentanyl, fentanyl test strips, and naloxone.

PUBLICATIONS

NYC Communities for Health

is a community and peer-based prevention program.
We seek to empower teens and young adults 13 – 24 years old to live healthier lives!

if you are interested in any of the resources offered

Individual Level : Health and Wellness Screening

Complete a Health and Wellness Screening! This is an opportunity for teens and young adults to reflect on their health goals and current health practices and to receive help connecting to prevention and treatment services. We believe in showing our appreciation to youth that are willing to have these conversations by providing compensation of a $30 prepaid Visa Debit/ Credit card.

Community Level: Become a Peer Community Outreach Worker

Become a peer worker to support the enrollment and retention of teens and young adults in prevention and treatment services that promote their health and well-being.

Family Level: Parent Workshops

Attend a parent workshop to increase parent knowledge and self-efficacy to empower teens and young adults to lead healthier lives.

FREE Resources

  • Attend our HIV testing event every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 210 Alexander Ave, Bronx, NY 10454 in partnership with Callen-Lorde Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT!) program.
  • Attend our HepC testing events coming soon!
  • Receive navigation support including help making and preparing for that first appointment, accompaniment to the appointment, and transportation assistance to get there.
  • Receive harm reduction training to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose with fentanyl test strips (FTS) and Naloxone (Narcan).