Programs and Initiatives

Family Advocacy Clinic

Run by Dr. Olga Jimenez, FAC focuses on working with victims of sexual and physical abuse and their families. For more information on FAC please visit the program website.

Pediatric Care Services (PCS) Clinic

Run by our Infectious Diseases experts, PCS clinic provides comprehensive care for our HIV-infected patients and their families.

Illyria Clinic

Specialized clinic run by a team of physicians, nurses and PCAs specifically for the needs of the Albanian population that Jacobi serves.

Family Weight Management Clinic

A multi-disciplinary clinic that treats obese children and their associated co-morbidities. The FWMP is run by our Ambulatory Care clinic attendings, Dr. Adriana Groisman-Perelstein and Dr. Pamela Diamantis, who work with a registered dietician, social worker and an exercise trainer to treat the whole family. Additionally, weekly to bi-weekly nutrition-exercise programs are available to patients 5-21 years old who are enrolled in the program, once medically cleared. All trainees rotate through the clinic to develop the tools necessary to adequately manage pediatric obesity.

Healthy Steps

Jacobi Pediatrics Clinic is now implementing the HealthySteps Model. HealthySteps is an evidence based model that promotes the health, well-being and school readiness of babies and toddlers. See the Healthy Steps Website for additional details.

Stand Up to Violence

SUV is Jacobi’s hospital-based community violence prevention initiative that works to improve outcomes in patients admitted for violent-related trauma and prevent community violence through the use of community outreach workers. The Program is based on the idea that violence is a disease and a public health issue, and should be treated with methods and strategies used to fight diseases. The SUV program started in august 2014 and is funded by the NY state department of criminal justice SNUG anti-violence initiative. SUV is NY states only hospital-based community violence prevention initiative and has been identified by NY state as a “best in class model” looking to be replicated throughout the state to help decrease the effects of gun violence statewide. The program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician, social workers, supervisors, hospital responders, and community outreach workers, who all work together to reduce the effects violent trauma. Since its inception, the SUV program has achieved a statistically significant decrease in community shootings in designated target areas as well as improving rates of scheduled follow up visits and decreasing rates of re-injury in admitted violent trauma patients.

PAGNY Children's Fund

The PAGNY Children's Fund at Jacobi supports programs dedicated to improving the lives of our pediatric patients by addressing upstream causes of poor health. Our focus is mainly in the areas of literacy, child development, and during the COVID19 pandemic partnering with local businesses to provide meals to our front lines. We will soon be launching additional services to better connect our youngest New Yorkers to clinical services.

Jacobi Asthma and Allergy Center for Children

A comprehensive team approach to the care and management of children with asthma, allergies and immunological conditions. By utilizing current diagnostic testing, national asthma guidelines and evidence- based medicine, JAAAC provides services for pediatric patients that promote maximal health and well- being.

Stand up to Violence

A community hospital based violence prevention initiative that works to improve outcomes in patients admitted for gang-related trauma and prevent violence through use of community outreach workers. The program is funded by the SNUG Anti-Violence Initiative funded by NY State Department of Criminal Justice. In the 5 years of its existence, The SUV program has contributed to improved follow up care, and a significant decrease in rates of injury due shootings and violent trauma in the community.