Sunset Park Family Health Center – Brooklyn, New York
Sunset Park Family Health Center, affiliated with Lutheran Healthcare System, is located in Brooklyn, New York. The community health center offers family-oriented comprehensive health care, dental care, and community services. Sunset Park Family Health Center serves urban, immigrant, older adult, homeless, and HIV populations with a full range of specialty, support services, and residency programs.
Sunset Park was established in 1967 as a grassroots effort to meet the medical needs of a marginalized community. The organization is now one of the largest community health centers in the nation, providing services to some ninety thousand individuals who access the network’s services some three quarter million times a year. The Sunset Park/Lutheran Healthcare System affiliation allows connections and collaboration with a large teaching hospital, long-term care homes, housing projects, senior centers, school-based clinics and insurance plans.
Today, A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) students call Sunset Park their “community campus.” Second-, third-, and fourth-year students live in one of the world’s great metropolises and integrate their basic science and clinical skills in a setting where they have interaction with a diverse urban population of patients.