Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally, moved by the institution's long history of serving immigrants and low-income Brooklyn residents as well as staff and faculty's research.

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, located in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, collaborates with community members to design, incubate and replicate neighborhood-based interventions that address health conditions that disproportionately affect minorities.

Recognizing the complexity of the economic and social determinants of health, we partner with a wide variety of grassroots and institutional organizations to provide

  1. After-school science enrichment
  2. Outreach initiatives in trusted venues
  3. Research and advocacy 

Community Health Empowerment guides and unifies all our work.

Institute Salon-based Program in the News
[from Daily News, May 22, 2011]
"Trained by public health experts last month, 16 salon owners in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and East Flatbush have begun slipping health advice into conversation with their customers - suggesting healthy meals, exercise routines and doctor visits."

To read more about what the Daily News says about Institute-trained stylists who are helping their clients stay healthy, click here.