Focus Area: Healthcare
Manmeet Kaur has worked in New York to improve the working conditions of “unregulated” workers, in India to stabilize the livelihoods of construction laborers at LabourNet, and in South Africa to help HIV+ individuals create employment with Mamelani Projects. Before launching City Health Works, Manmeet was an advisor to the Earth Institute’s One Million Community Health Worker Campaign. In launching City Health Works, she sought to apply innovations from developing countries to the U.S., providing support for individuals and families struggling with chronic diseases in the East Harlem community. Manmeet holds a B.A. in History/Anthropology from Barnard College, where she was selected as a Third Millennium Human Rights fellow, and an MBA from Columbia University. She lives in Harlem.
City Health Works provides support for individuals and families struggling with chronic diseases in the East Harlem community. City Health Works is building a peer-to-peer network of community members who use evidence-based lifestyle improvement techniques to change lives for the better. We see community health workers as the frontline of defense against a national epidemic of diabetes, depression, hypertension, and other chronic conditions.