In 2007, the New York State Health Foundation reported that East Harlem residents are hospitalized for diabetes at a rate ten times that of people on the Upper East Side.
City Health Works is a dedicated community health worker management entity building a new layer to the U.S. health system at the interface of hospital and community settings, oriented around financial sustainability, population health goals, and job creation.
City Health Works health coaches need tools to help better coach residents of East Harlem suffering from diabetes. From food tracking tools to an informational binder, both physical and graphic materials may be created to serve this purpose. ESI Design will investigate the complete design need and then create sample materials that will become part of a more comprehensive set in the future.