Healthy has an address.



AIRnyc’s Community Health Workers meet people where they live to improve health, connect families to social care and build health equity at the community level.

AIRnyc is there to help, inform, guide, and inspire family members of all ages to take steps towards better health with emphasis on:

  • diabetes prevention (DPP)

  • diabetes management

  • asthma

  • hypertension

  • aging in place 

  • behavioral health

  • substance use disorder

  • maternal health


“AIRnyc is an amazing partner in the care of our pediatric asthma patients.”

Dr. Mary McCord, MD, MPH

Director of Pediatrics

Gouverneur Health


Our Story

Originating 18 years ago as an evidence-based, participatory research partnership among the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Harlem Hospital, and Harlem Children's Zone to address the high prevalence of asthma in Harlem, AIRnyc addresses social drivers of health and fosters wellness at the household level for New York City's most vulnerable families.

For those living with inequality, vulnerability too often comes in the form of chronic disease, which develops at alarming rates within sub-standard housing, food insecurity, unemployment, and a lack of access to quality care and services.

AIRnyc reaches out with one hand to partner with doctors and another to reassure and support patients, bridging gaps in care with human connection, inspiration, compassion, and the technology and infrastructure to achieve valuable outcomes over time.

This holistic innovation is grounded in established public health models and fine-tuned with experience, driving change towards wellness one household at a time. 


“This is the most successful program we have been involved in.

Patients got value and were appreciated.”

Dr. Michael Marcus

Dr. Joshua Needleman

Pediatric Pulmonology

Maimonides Medical Center