In the summer of 2000, a group of Mount Sinai medical students banded together to explore ways to more fully connect with the East Harlem community neighboring the campus. We saw a large volume of uninsured patients in this neighborhood. This became the impetus for the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP). According to the 2006 Department of Health “Take Care New York Survey”, East Harlem ranks in the bottom quarter of New York City neighborhoods when it comes to having a regular doctor, being tobacco-free, keeping heart-healthy, knowing HIV status, getting help for depression, living free of alcohol and drugs, making the home safe and healthy, and having a healthy baby. Concrete statistics on our neighborhood can be found on www.nyc.gov.