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Dr. Alwyn Cohall

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Alwyn Cohall, MD, Principal Investigator and Project Director, is beginning his third decade of service as a physician to the residents of Northern Manhattan, and has served as the HHPC Principal Investigator for five years. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health and Clinical Pediatrics at MSPH and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS). He received the 2001 Public Health Achievement Award from NYC DHMH, the 2003 Leadership Award from the New York Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Rights Project, and the 2006 Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership Award from Family Planning Advocates. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 publications on a wide-range of health issues as they affect children, adolescents, and adults in Northern Manhattan. Dr. Cohall received his medical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, underwent his Pediatric Residency at Montefiore Hospital, and completed his Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Apr 27 2010
Physician / Principal Investigator / Project Director


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Harlem Health Promotion Center
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Harlem Health  Promotion Center

Harlem Health Promotion Center
Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University
215 West 125th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 646-284-9777
Fax: 646-284-9729

About us


As an innovative and inclusive not-for-profit public health organization serving Harlem, HHPC aims to make use of community partnerships, communication and dissemination, training, evaluation, information technology, and infrastructure to improve the health and well-being of Harlem residents across a broad spectrum of health issues.

This goal is accomplished through the use of a socio-ecological model that incorporates community-based research, service delivery, and education [make links to these sections] in response to the evolving needs of the community. To further accomplish this goal, dynamic community and academic collaborations allow HHPC to connect local Harlem resources with the broader public health community in order to promote health and strengthen partnerships within Harlem and with public health stakeholders throughout New York.

Harlem Health  Promotion Center


Prevention Research Centers: HHPC is part of a national network of Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PRCs form an interdependent network of community, academic, and public health partners that conduct prevention research and promote the wide use of practices proven to promote good health.

This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U48-DP-00030 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Findings and conclusions in this website are those of the Harlem Health Promotion Center and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health: HHPC is under the administration of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

It also maintains strong links to Harlem Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital and other academic and community medical centers, as well as the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York State Department of Health, and an expanding network of community partners.

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Putting Health Promotion Into Action Through Community Collaboration
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The Harlem Health Promotion Center’s mission is to serve as a collaboration of community, academic and public health stakeholders that uses research, education, advocacy and service delivery to improve the health and well-being of the Harlem community.


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