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The Floating Hospital

The Floating Hospital’s Legacy Project formed a coalition of community service providers in Long Island City to offer expanded health education programming to residents targeting the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities experienced by medically underserved residents. The coalition implemented a comprehensive health education model addressing nutrition and fitness in existing after school activities at the Jacob A. Riis Youth Center for Youth Development. The Floating Hospital has been helping New York City’s most fragile families receive comprehensive and compassionate health care services for over 140 years. They are dedicated to the principal that homeless and underserved patients deserve the same consistent, respectful and confidential quality health care experience that most New Yorkers expect when visiting their own family doctor.