We all get sick at one time or another. It can be scary, and also confusing to sort through your options. How do you decide where to go? And who will see you?

In the spring of 2013, CUP teaching artist Doug Paulson worked with College Now students at East Brooklyn Community High School for Public Service in Bushwick, Brooklyn to take the pulse of health in the borough.

They visited a variety of health-related spots in New York City: a hospital, an urgent care clinic, a community health center, and more. They interviewed health policy advocates about access to health care for undocumented immigrants, and lawyers about patient’s rights.

They’ve taken what they’ve learned along the way and created a funky website to explore the ins and outs of inpatient and outpatient care.

Check out the website here!

Resources & Links

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families the nation’s only pan Aisan children’s advocacy organization, aims to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in NYC 

College Now is a free City University of New York program designed to prepare NYC’s public high school students for success in college.

EBC School for Public Service is a school where each person will be encouraged to make a lifelong commitment to his/her own education and to public service.

Funding Support

This project is made possible by the CUNY College Now Program. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Thanks

Marcus Berardino, Melissa Price, Charlotte Elkin (Collective Primary Care), Julia Carey, Mei Ling Chua, Stephen Dean, Maxine Golub (Institute for Family Health), Beverly Grossman, Chad KartyLeShane, Lindsey (New York State Nurses Association), Sam Marks, Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza (Coalition for Asian American Children and Families), Leslie Miller (Med-Hattan), Lily Vaamonde (Legal Aid Society), James Whitman, Stephanie S. Yee, and Christine Yao


  • CUP
  • Teaching Artist
  • Doug Paulson
  • Project Lead
  • Valeria Mogilevich
  • Project Support
  • Sam Holleran
  • Jeff Kasper
  • Sarah Serpas
  • EBC High School
  • Students
  • Angelisse Aponte
  • Ismael Aponte
  • Francisca Carino
  • Leslie Cohetero
  • Yulissa Dionicio
  • Jessica Warren
  • Cynthia Medel
  • Merlisa Peters
  • Chantal Poline Martinez
  • Fernando Rivera
  • Jessenia Soriano

  • Coordinator
  • Marisol Cotto

  • College Now
  • Director
  • Pieranna Pieroni

    • Student Affairs
    • Jennifer Mayzus
    • Rich Stremme
  • Financial Affairs 
  • Rosemary Martinez

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