The Couldwetalk.com website is the latest element of Vision Urbana’s (VU) Healthy Living Initiative for the Lower East Side (LES). This new bilingual website is being launched this spring as an internet and social media platform with an action-oriented street outreach and peer coaching campaign to significantly impact serious health disparities among Latinx families, older adults, and youth residents in the LES.
The VU Could We Talk Campaign was developed to increase awareness to prevent infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, and to provide information and access to resources regarding other chronic ailments such as Diabetes and Heart Disease as well as substance abuse and opioid addiction that disproportionately plague Latinos and other people of color.
Couldwetalk.com is an interactive culturally competent online platform for residents of CB#3 that shares and promotes HIV/AIDS, HEP C, and other disease prevention, and healthy living media content such as videos, brochures, articles and resource information in different languages through the website as well as its various social media platforms.
Couldwetalk.com creates an interactive experience where your comments related to health, testimonials of families, or requests for more specific information can be fielded and referred.
The Lower East Side – Ground Zero
Vision Urbana is located in Lower Manhattan’s Community Board #3 and serves its neediest neighborhoods with the largest number of Hispanics and people of color. The VU target area within CB#3, is the East Village-Loisaida above Houston Street and the Lower East Side and Two Bridges area, south of Houston St. along the East River to the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
This area holds one of the largest concentrations of public housing in New York City and for the most part, accounts for the greatest number of neediest families, the highest rate of unemployment, the highest incidence of health disparities, and, the highest numbers of at-risk youth in CB#3. The VU target area is within zip codes 10009, 10002, 10038.