CHASI Mobile Health Units travel throughout Staten Island, delivering high quality nursing care, health assessments, HIV tests, assistance with Health Insurance and SNAP applications, and Hurricane Sandy relief-related services right in your neighborhood.
When Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of Staten Island, there were dozens of recovery groups around to help. Three years later, Community Health Action is still there, bringing our community back to health with medical care, counseling, and ongoing advocacy for families still struggling to put their lives back together.
Volunteer medical providers canvassing after the storm uncovered families and neighborhoods that were previously disconnected to care they needed. This included people who had been ignoring their health for far too long and experiencing barriers to care for chronic conditions, like limited access to doctors and medications they needed.
The Mobile Health Unit, the "CHASI bus," is a community hub for medical services and screenings, updates for hurricane survivor benefits, and information about the recovery process from government agencies and services. Families attend community meetings, and children participate in therapy groups and social activities to stay engaged after living through the storm.