The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition is a 40-year old community organization that unites individuals and institutions to fight for better neighborhoods and for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. The organization is membership-based, and uses direct action community organizing to address affordable housing, public health, education, immigrant rights, youth, voting rights, economic development and jobs issues, and to fight for broader policy change in these and other areas.
The NWBCCC is committed to ensuring holistic health equity for low-income people of color in them Bronx. The mission of our Health Justice Committee is to build power through a democratic body that works with Bronx hospitals, government agencies and legislators to address the root causes of health disparities and to promote holistic physical, mental and social well-being. We do this through education and community organizing to shift policies and channel investment to ensure quality healthcare for all, promote preventative health care and sustainable economic development that foster equity and generate wealth and ownership for residents, especially poor people of color.
The Health Justice Organizer will work with members to coordinate the Health Justice Campaigns of the NWBCCC for Community-led Health Action Planning, Expanded Health Safety Net, and the Bronx Healthy Buildings Program. NWBCCC works with residents to address violence as a barrier to health through local job creation and training. As a member of the Bronx Healthcare Coalition, we work with community members, healthcare unions and advocates to fight for equitable and quality healthcare access for all in the Bronx and Medicare for all in NYS. The Healthy Buildings Program is an initiative of the NWBCCC and its partners, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, Montefiore Medical Center, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address the root causes of asthma, through a holistic approach of tenant organizing, energy efficiency upgrades, Community Health Worker education, Integrated Pest Management, and local job creation.