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Mia is a Research Specialist with Community Pediatric Programs. In her current role she manages three targeted initiatives designed to combat the pervasive health disparities affecting patients in the South Bronx: 1) group medical care; 2) the mother-infant dyadic therapy program; and 3) the Terra Firma medical-legal partnership. She has developed skills in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, project management, and direct service delivery.
The mission of Community Pediatric Programs (CPP) at Montefiore Medical Center is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered health care to New York City's most medically underserved children and their families, both homeless and domiciled. CPP is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home serving the Morrisania and Hunts Point/Mott Haven neighborhoods of the South Bronx, the second poorest congressional district in the United States. Established in 1987, CPP sees nearly 11,000 patients each year through a cluster of three Federally Qualified Health Centers and a mobile medical clinic. The program was founded as a provider of mobile medicine, but opened its first fixed-site health center in 1993 as formerly homeless/at-risk families moved to public housing units located in the surrounding community.