About us

Northwell Health is committed to providing top-tier medical services to the communities we serve. The depth and breadth of the services offered by the health system extend beyond the hospital doors. The health system coordinates health fairs, helps connect people to health insurance and offers classes in birthing and cpr.

The Community Health division of the Office of Community and Public Health works to deliver appropriate preventive services as well as increase understanding of the benefits of preventive care. Community and Public Health has seven main divisions:

  • Community Health
  • Wellness & Prevention
  • Women’s Health
  • Public Health Initiative
  • Health Literacy
  • Language Access
  • Diversity & Inclusion 

Commitment to helping

Northwell Health is committed to meeting the needs of the communities where we provide care. That means going beyond providing extraordinary healthcare to also providing community care.The Office of Community and Public Health is responsible for fulfilling a number of regulatory requirements for the health system, including community benefit.

Community benefit consists of programs and activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. This includes charity care, unreimbursed Medicaid, health professions education, research, community health improvement services and community benefit operations. In 2012, Northwell Health contributed more than $686.4 million in community benefit contributions by participating in 1,966 unique programs serving more than 1.9 million community members.  


Jennifer Mieres, MD

  • Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care,
    Northwell Health
  • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer,
    Northwell Health
  • Professor of Cardiology and Population Health,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Northwell Health provides a variety of outreach efforts that help to promote wellness and reduce disease and injury in the communities we serve.