The Community Action Network (CAN) is an initiative of our Healthy Start program, which works to improve the health of the Jamaica-Southeast Queens Community through a collective impact framework. This alliance includes community partners, health and social service agencies, community residents, educational institutions, and elected officials.

Partners meet regularly to identify community needs and strategies for addressing those needs. With funding from the NYC DOHMH Take Care New York 2020, the CAN identified unmet medical need as the most pressing issue in Jamaica, and developed an action plan to create a Community Health Worker program designed to help residents navigate the health system.