About the Partnership

EmblemHealth wants to help you toward a healthier you. That’s why we formed the Live Healthy Partnership with 7 local nonprofits to offer free fitness, cooking and health education classes. This year, we are offering free classes in Flatbush and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, Chinatown and Washington Heights in Manhattan, and Jackson Heights in Queens. Sign up for one of our classes and take that first small step to a healthier you.


Emblem Health EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a robust network, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and a spread of physicians, specialists and hospitals across all 50 states.
Queens Community House Logo Queens Community House (QCH) was founded in 1975 with the intent to heal and bridge a divided community by providing social services, intergenerational activities, housing assistance and advocacy, and local leadership development throughout neighborhoods in Queens. The continued mission of providing community-based services that bring neighbors together translates into programs that include social service assistance, lifelong learning, socialization and human connection, skill-building opportunities, advocacy, community organizing and leadership development. 
North Manhattan Improvement Corporation Logo The Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that serves Washington Heights and Inwood, in Upper Manhattan. NMIC works to stabilize the community and help residents build a better life by preserving affordable housing through legal services, community organizing and building weatherization. The organization also encourages economic self-sufficiency for residents by promoting adult education, workforce development and the stabilization of families through social services, health education and domestic violence intervention.
University Settlement Logo University Settlement launched an innovative movement 125 years ago that changed New York City and the country by establishing the idea that immigrants and low-income families deserve basic services like quality education, decent housing, access to open space for exercise and health, and support for the aging. University Settlement seeks to strengthen communities by offering comprehensive services with a diverse multilingual staff that provides culturally sensitive services in a wide range of languages including Spanish, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 
Haitian American Community Coalition Logo The Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC)'s mission is to champion the well-being of its constituents through advocacy, empowerment, health education and supportive services. This is achieved by providing information, access to services and various resources toward the goal of self-sufficiency. HCC's initiatives and well-designed programs have helped thousands pursue a better life and continue to endeavor to support the community and the public at large. HCC provides a wide range of services from literacy, youth development, immigration advocacy and a drug prescription program for seniors to case management, housing placement assistance, congregate supportive housing and domestic violence prevention/education as well as HIV/AIDS prevention programs.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation logo Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the nation's first community development corporation, partners with residents and business to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn by fostering economic self-sufficiency, enhancing family stability and growth, promoting the arts and culture and transforming the neighborhood into a safe, vibrant place to live, work and visit.
New York Center for Interpersonal Development Logo Founded in 1970, New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is a not-for-profit organization on Staten Island that promotes the improvement of human relationships and the strengthening of communities as fundamental to achieving a civil society. They provide youth, community and professional development programs, as well as dispute resolution services that educate and inform the public about constructive problem-solving, effective communication and intercultural awareness. They also operate a training institute to teach these skills to others.