The Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, community-based urban health care provider. UHIP was founded in...
The Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, community-based urban health care provider. UHIP was founded in 2010 by Dr. Alexander Salerno, an internist with a medical practice in the urban community of East Orange, NJ. Dr. Salerno saw the need for a non-traditional approach to improving health and health outcomes for underprivileged and racial/ethnic minority populations, and consequently UHIP was created. UHIP uses a two-prong approach when working with their community-based partners. UHIP offers monthly health education at community centers, revolving around Dr. Salerno’s seven health pillars. Local pastors and community leaders also take an active role in promoting UHIP’s mission throughout the community. The seven health pillars revolve around proactive screening and treatment for: Diabetes, Hypertension/Cardiovascular Diseases, COPD, HIV and Infectious Diseases, Cancer Screenings, Chronic Kidney Disease, Aging/Dementia/Depression/Dying.