Welcome to the Medgar Evers Be Happy, Be Healthy Virtual Health Fair 2021

April 1-8, 2021

The Be HAPPY, Be HEALTHY Virtual Health Fair 2021 will provide valuable information relating to health, health insurance, mental health counseling, women and men’s health issues, and much more! Our goal is to inform and empower everyone to be responsible for their health and provide an opportunity for our healthcare partners to share valuable information, resources, and products that are available to you both on and off-campus. The content will be accessible to all MEC students and the broader community from April 1-8.

After you have viewed the presentations below, please take a few moments to complete our brief Online Survey to help us assess and better assist you in the future.

WELLNESS

Yoga with Thai

Certified Yogi, Thai James approaches yoga from the vantage point of understanding your anatomy from the inside out by learning poses and key movements to improve alignment and your overall body. In this video, Thai provides a short yoga session on relaxation and stretch.

Contact Info:
Website: yogawiththai.com

BEAUTY

Afro Chicas

Natural haircare influencer and online community manager for Designer Central Haircare, Sade Pizarro, talks about the benefits of incorporating herbs and oils into your daily haircare routine to promote healthy hair and scalp from a curly girl perspective.

Contact Info:
afrochicas@gmail.com

Flawless by Fallon

Flawless by Fallon is a full-body wax hair removal salon that offers pre- and post-care services, using hypoallergenic products to provide an experience that is gentle on your skin and promotes healthy regrowth of hair.

Contact Info:
Instagram.com/flawlessbyfallon

Free Edge Beauty Studio

Free Edge Beauty Studio provides natural nail care services, using products that are less harmful to your nails and health. Raven, Free Edge Beauty Studio’s manager, is a licensed cosmetologist, with over 20 years of experience, providing clients with clear solutions to keep nails manicured and healthy.

Contact info:

Free Edge Beauty Studio
567 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

By appointment ONLY
Tel: (929) 500-5175
Website: freeedgebeautystudio.com

FINANCIAL

AJM Financial

AJM Financial is a consultancy that helps you to plant your money dreams. From boosting credit scores, debt management, budgeting, savings plans to achieve financial goals, and building an emergency fund. AJM guides you in achieving your financial dreams.

Contact Info:
Michelle Alexander
AJM Financial YouTube Channel
Website: www.ajmfinancial.com

HEALTHCARE

MetroPlus Health Plan

MetroPlus Health is a New York-based insurance company that offers a wide variety of comprehensive health plans for individuals and families with benefits and services at competitive prices, with a network of over 30,000 service providers.

Contact Info:
Marvin Saint Cloud
Email: saintccma@metroplus.org
Tel: (347) 899-0343

Fidelis Care

New York-based insurance company, Fidelis Care, which serves more than 1.7 million New York residents, provides benefits which include preventive care and screenings, well visits, immunizations, dental, and vision care. Get information on how to apply today.

Contact Info:
Leomara Aragones
Email: laragones@fideliscare.org
Tel: (347) 696-5119

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the nonprofit organization that provides reproductive healthcare for those in need of assistance. Services include STD testing and treatment, birth control, well-woman exams, cancer screening and prevention, abortion, hormone therapy, infertility services, and general health care.

Contact Info:
Sarah Zuercher
Email: sarah.zuercher@ppnyc.org

PrEP 4 Brooklyn of Interfaith Medical Center

PrEP 4 Brooklyn is a subsidiary of Interfaith Medical Center, a hospital located in Brooklyn, with facilities in Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a full-service non-profit community hospital, they provide many services, which include rapid HIV testing. Their medical staff is available to answer health questions and provide advice in preventative healthcare.

Contact Info:
PrEP 4 Brooklyn Community
OPEN Monday - Friday for PrEP/PEP.
A Brooklyn movement to provide access to PrEP.
Tel: (929) 293-5948
Website: prep4brooklyn.com

United Healthcare Services

United Healthcare Services is the second largest healthcare company in the nation, and the fourth largest Medicaid managed care plan in New York State, with over 640,000 members and access to 145 hospitals statewide. The following presentation guides you through their offerings, from behavioral, mental health, weight-loss support, house calls, and in-home preventative care visits.

Contact Info:
Lyudmila Kolbin
Community Relations & Outreach Specialist
Email: Lyudmila_kolbin@uhc.com
Tel: (917) 998-1066

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Troy Simmons

Medgar Evers College Nursing alumnus, Troy Simmons, provides information on strategies to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Info:
Email: troyhealthny@gmail.com

MEC Male Development & Empowerment Center

MDEC assists our male students through academic support, providing strategies through peer-to-peer and cohort tutoring, essay writing, studying, and test-taking techniques. We help students when applying for financial aid, create arts and culture events, and encourage students to participate in community. MDEC promotes the development and empowerment of urban males.

Contact Info:
Andre Brereton, Assistant Director
Email: anbrereton@mec.cuny.edu

MEC Counseling


Mental health and emotional services are available to all MEC students. Our counselors provide support for depression, anxiety, grieve and loss, relationship difficulty, and self-esteem via video conferencing and phone. We host monthly talk circles and workshops in mindfulness and healing throughout the semester. If you are experiencing an emotional issue, contact our experienced counselors for the support you need.

Contact Info:
Vanessa Ramirez
Email: cap@mec.cuny.edu

The Brooklyn Hospital Center

TBHC houses its specialty practices in a brand-new building on 86 Saint Felix Street in Fort Greene, and offers primary and specialized medical care to 300,000 patients annually. Our building's modern décor, state-of-the-art exam rooms, and beautiful views creating a pleasant patient experience.

Contact Info:

The Brooklyn Hospital Center
External Affairs
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sakibeh Mustafa
Community Liaison
Office: (718) 250-8391
Cell: (917) 957-2651
Email: Smustafa@tbh.org

Transition Academy


The Transition Academy supports student experiencing homelessness or issues in housing or food insecurity. Our staff aid students in navigating the complex process of the homeless system and work on streamlining finding adequate housing. Our services include: Food Vouchers, navigating the shelter system, transportation, agency referrals for housing and eviction prevention, counseling referrals, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications, clothing and personal hygiene items, and job placement).

Contact Info:

Medgar Evers College Transition Academy
1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn NY 11225
Tel: (718) 270-6988
Email: transitionacademy@mec.cuny.edu

Pantry Hours
Mondays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesdays: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

HEAT Program

Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (HEAT) was founded in 1992 to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic as it impacted youth in Brooklyn. Beginning as a multidisciplinary clinic providing medical care, mental health services, and case management for HIV+ youth, its mission has expanded to include outreach, community engagement, and community-based HIV/STD testing for youth reluctant to seek screening in formal medical settings. HEAT serves the LGBTQ+ community and all communities of color.

Contact Info:
Downstate Hospital
450 Clarkson Avenue, 4th Floor, Nursing Station 41
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Hours: By Appointment
Tel: (718) 613-8543

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon, formerly the Victim Services Agency, is the largest victim services nonprofit organization in the United States, providing social services for victims of abuse and violent crime in 57 locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

Contact Info:
24-hour hotline (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
Website: safehorizon.org

SCTPN – Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patient Network

SCTPN is an organization that supports individuals and families living with sickle cell/thalassemia and other inherited blood disorders through education, advocacy, and support interactions.

Contact Info:
Donnette
Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network
1139 St Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213

 

LEGAL

CUNY Citizenship Now!

CUNY’s Citizenship Now! provides immigration legal services, including support in completing applications for naturalization, citizenship, adjustment of status (Green Card), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and family-based petitions.

Contact Info:
Medgar Evers College Immigration Center
1150 Carroll Street
Room 226
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Thank you for participating in our 2021 Virtual Health Fair. Please take a few moments to complete our brief Online Survey to help us assess and better assist you in the future.