April 2, 2019
NPHW 2019: Violence Prevention
One year after Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast coastline, Doctors of the World decided to open the Rockaways Free Clinic. In a neighborhood marked by a high population of uninsured adults, high incidence of chronic diseases and very few local doctors the need for accessible healthcare services persists. After providing post-emergency medical relief to local residents through home visits with volunteer doctors, Program Coordinator Noah Barth speaks of a long-term commitment to the area: “We felt that in doing the relief work Post-Sandy that we had made a commitment to the local community and wanted to make good on that and stick around long-term.” In this feature video, NY1 goes into the Rockaways Free Clinic to speak with clients and better understand the local needs and the impact of the clinic in meeting those needs.