The local government has recognized the multitude of food insecurity issues affecting East Harlem residents and taken steps to target hunger and obesity problems and improve access to healthy and affordable foods.
- Community Board 11 – Community Board 11 is a local government body that has the role of initiating and reviewing planning, land use and zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other advocacy matters relating to the welfare of East Harlem.
- East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office – As part of its commitment to reducing and eliminating health disparities in New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has established District Public Health Offices. Residents can call their DPHO to find out more about neighborhood public health programs and for health statistics and other health-related information.
East and Central Harlem Elected Officials
Ben Kallos — Upper East Side and East Harlem Dist 5 (212) 860-1950
Mark Levine — West Harlem Dist 7 (212) 928-6814
Inez Dickens — Central Harlem Dist 9 (212) 678-4505
Ydanis Rodriguez — Wash Hts/Inwood Dist 10 (917) 521-2616 (212) 788-7053
CC Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito — East Harlem Dist 8 (212) 828-9800
Herman “Denny” Farrell — West Harlem/Wash Hts D 71 (212) 234-1430
Gabriela Rosa — Wash Hts/Inwood D 72 (212) 544-2278
Robert Rodriguez — East Harlem D 68 (212) 828-3953
Keith Wright — Central Harlem D 70 (212) 866-5809
Jose Serrano — East Harlem [email protected] (212) 828-2420
Bill Perkins — Central Harlem [email protected] (212) 222-7315
Adriano Espaillat — Wash Hts/Inwood [email protected] (212) 544-0173
US Congressman Charles Rangel
Coalitions and Working Groups
East Harlem Human Services Consortium
East Harlem Community Health Committee
North of 96th Street Public Health Coalition