Speaking at Facebook- June 2019

menlo Park, California

Facebook for Education gave Malhaar an all expenses paid trip to Menlo Park to speak at Facebook Headquarters as part of the “State of Young People” series. He spoke about the power of youth in revolutionizing their communities, based in his experience doing community activism.

 

 

 

“Malhaar was an absolute delight to be around, and an all-around inspiration”

– Isaac Espinal, community activist

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Health Disparities Symposium- May 2019

Horace Mann School, Bronx

The Health Disparities Club at Horace Mann School, which Malhaar is the president of, organized their annual health disparities symposium. Speakers included Wilma Alvarado-Little, the Director of the Office of Health Disparities for the State of New York and Representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo, Diane Nathaniel, a stage 3 colon cancer survivor and activist and Sofia, a 4th grade student from Brooklyn who recently lost her mother to breast cancer. Malhaar also spoke about his 52 mile walk along the side of a highway from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to learn more about the Civil Rights movement. This event was awarded a citation from the Bronx Borough President.

Pictured, main photo: Malhaar speaks about his 52 mile walk

Pictured, second photo: All speakers together for a photo

Pictured, third photo: Mrs. Alvarado-Little’s presentation

Pictured, fourth photo: Sofia talk about her experience handling her mother’s diagnosis

Pictured, fifth photo: Ms. Diane Nathaniel’s Presentation

Read the article here: http://record.horacemann.org/3273/news/symposium-explores-health-disparities/

 

 

“Malhaar did a great job presenting. He is doing such important work in his school and his community, and he is changing lives. I’m so happy to have been a close friend and mentor of his, and he will be famous one day!

– Diane Nathaniel, Stage 3 colon cancer survivor, community activist and speaker at this event.

The Horace Mann Record

 

Health Fair- May 2019

Flatbush, Brooklyn

Divyesh, a student volunteer at Health Disparity, spoke to community members in a majority-minority neighborhood in central Brooklyn about health disparities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop- April 2019

Horace Mann School Book Fair

Malhaar co-hosted a workshop for Book Day at his school. The book was “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, a story about Trevor Noah difficult early life in Apartheid South Africa. At this presentation, Malhaar shared his health disparities research with his peers and fielded questions about health disparities in Bronx and Brooklyn.

 

 

 

“Great presentation” 

-Oliver Keimweiss, Co-peer leader of workshop

 

 

 

 

Centene Accelerator- November 2018

Pro Football Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

Health Disparity was selected to participate in a non-profit accelerator in Cleveland, Ohio. There, the team learned how to refine and develop aspects of the non-profit ranging from workshop curricula, outreach strategy and student recruitment. The team also competed for grants against the 4 other non-profits at the Accelerator, and they were awarded $1000 at the end of the event. 

Pictured, main photo: Malhaar and Divyesh (right), Lou Serapiglia, Vice President of Aultman Hospital

Pictured, second photo: Malhaar and Divyesh (middle), Adrian Bailou and Fish Stark (ends), mentors for Health Disparity selected by event organizer Centene and Peacefirst

Pictured, third photo: group photo with all non-profit teams, event organizers and judges.

Pictured, last photo: pitch in action!

Video: https://www.facebook.com/ProFootballHOF/videos/national-youth-leaders-tackle-health-issues-at-the-pro-football-hall-of-fame-for/495652300938667/

 

 

“Wow. Health Disparity blew us away with their pitch and their clear commitment to their mission to alleviate inequities in minority communities. We are so glad to support them in their goal.” 

-Fish Stark, Youth Activation Manager for Peace First

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Panel- September 2018

Carnegie Corporation of New York, Manhattan

Malhaar was invited to speak as part of a 5 person panel of youths about his non-profit and its model in bringing about change to communities of color. He shared recent research he conducted on outcomes of the peer-to-peer workshops he helps run that show increases in health disparities knowledge among students of color.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Tour- September 2018

Manhattan, New York

Malhaar was invited to speak about his experiences as a youth activist in New York City at an event organized by Eric Dawson, a national leader in youth activism. He spoke to the audience about how youth are uniquely position to make meaningful change in their communities and answered questions. 

 

 

 

“Malhaar spoke knowledgeably and with poise. His inspirational story was informative for the audience in understanding how youth activists nationally are important changemakers of tomorrow” 

-Eric Dawson, Author of Putting Peace First: 7 Commitments to Change the World

 

 

 

Film Shoot- August 2017

Brooklyn, New York

Malhaar was invited to be 1 of 5 youth activists nationally featured in a film shoot highlighting activism. This shoot took place in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The entire Peacefirst team was invited to be part of the shoot, and pictured are board member Diane Nathaniel and Divyesh, a student volunteer.

The video was featured in Teen Vogue: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/peace-first-summit-celebrated-young-activists-making-world-more-peaceful-place

 

 

 

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE SCHOLARS Symposium – July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland

As part of a semester-long curriculum collaboration initiative with the University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Programs, Health Disparity was invited to host a workshop for rising Baltimore middle school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Divyesh, a member of Health Disparity from New Jersey, led the presentation and fielded questions during the forum after the workshop. In this workshop, Health Disparity distributed IRB approved surveys to students to measure outcomes of this peer-to-peer intervention.

 

 

 

 

The students walked away inspired from Health Disparity’s presentation. We are so glad they made the trip!”

Ann Marie Felauer, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC

Specialty Director, Pediatric Acute/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

University of Maryland School of Nursin

 

UMB CURE Scholars ceremony – April 2018

University of Maryland, Baltimore

During the winter and spring of 2018, Health Disparity worked with students from UMB CURE Scholars Program on various health disparities projects, primarily a video on health disparities topics. For this support, Malhaar was invited to a poster presentation ceremony where students shared research with parents and faculty. Malhaar enjoyed the health disparities posters that students which he mentored had created. Further, the video Health Disparity had helped create with the students was shown during the program for community members and physicians alike.

 

 

 

 

 

“Our partnership with Health Disparity has been incredible for the students. We are incredibly grateful for their contribution to our program.” 

-Lauren Kareem, Assistant Director of University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program

Pictured: Malhaar with the students who were part of the Anatomy Curriculum track at the UMB CURE Scholars Program. Many of the students in this track placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the STEM Expo, receiving medals!. 

 

HEALTH disparities symposium-january 2018

Horace Mann School symposium on health disparities

The Health Disparities Club at Horace Mann School hosted a symposium on January 17th for Middle and Upper Division students and faculty. The speakers were Vanessa Gibson, New York City Councilwoman and  Monica Sweeney MD, MPH, Professor and Chairman, Department of Health Policy & Management at School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn. The Symposium was well attended and appreciated by the students and faculty. The speakers spoke of the discrimination that minority community face in seeking health care and the initiatives deployed on the ground in New York City.

 

 

 

 

                                                       

     The Horace Mann Record

St. Jacobi Health Fair- October 2017

St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, Brooklyn, New York

Malhaar was invited to present at a health fair in Brooklyn. This was part of a series of health fairs Health Disparity has helped to organize with the Consul General of Mexico, Pfizer RxPathways, the Hispanic Federation and other organizations. This was also the first health fair where he distributed surveys to assess the impact of these workshops with community members.

 

Immaculate Conception Health Fair- September 2017

Immaculate Conception Church, Bronx, New York

Malhaar attended and spoke at a health fair held at Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx. He spoke about disparities in health faced by Hispanic communities and the need for early screenings. For this event, Malhaar sent letters to 100 schools in the Bronx area. This health fair was organized in part by the Consul General of Mexico, Pfizer RxPathways, the Hispanic Federation and many other community organizations.

 

CISCRP AWARE for ALL- September 2017

Newark, New Jersey

Malhaar presented at the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) AWARE for All health fair in Newark, New Jersey at the Rutgers Robeson Campus Center. AWARE for All is a free program that aims to educate and empower the public in making informed decisions about clinical research participation. This event includes free health screenings and food, informational exhibits that feature community organizations and research centers, local physician and patient speakers, and a reception to honor clinical research participants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo: Malhaar being interviewed for Trudy Haynes Show

Bottom Photo: Malhaar presenting his abstract

National Medical Association – August 2017

Philadelhphia, Pennsylvania

Malhaar was invited to present his abstract on health disparities in New York City boroughs at the 115th Annual National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.

Malhaar also attended the conference for 2 days, meeting champions in the health disparities awareness movement. He attended and participated in insightful workshops with thought leaders on healthcare policy. 

 

Here is the link to his full presentation. Take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElD9SyKIOgk

 

 

 

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s Office, Manhattan New York

Presentation to Manhattan Borough President’s Office – July 2017

Malhaar was honored to be invited to present the mission and success of his organization to the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. 

 

” Malhaar was so kind and thoughtful, and his work should be an inspiration to all organizations in the City. I hope and believe he will succeed in his mission to bring about a better community in the Borough. ” – Ayisha Irfan, Policy Analyst for Education, Justice and Policing for Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

HEALTH FAIR- JULY 2017

Mt. Moriah Pentecostal Church Health & Wellness Fair, Brooklyn, New York

Malhaar attended a health fair held at Mt. Moriah Pentecostal Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn. This fair was attended by a diverse array of local clinics and hospitals committed to serving underprivileged minorities. Malhaar presented his poster to Flatbush residents.

 

 

 

“We loved having healthdisparity.org at our health fair. They added a really important public health component to the fair, and we are so thankful that they joined us. We wish Malhaar the best of luck on all of his non-profit’s endeavors.

-Lynette Bedford, health fair organizer and church leader 

 

 

“I’m pleased that a young adult like Malhaar has taken the initiative to improve his community and address the health disparities crisis in New York City. I am impressed by the progress he has made in his organization, and am excited to see where he goes next. We’d love to collaborate with him to improve the health of Staten Island. Best of luck!.” – Lashay S. Young, Policy Analyst for James S. Oddo Staten Island Borough President


pictured (Left to right)

  • Isaac Gorodetski- Director of Public Policy
  • Malhaar Agrawal- Founder healthdisparity.org
  • Lashay S. Young- Policy Analyst
  • Kelly Pereira, Health Policy Advisor

Staten Island borough Hall – July 2017

Staten Island, New York

Malhaar was invited to speak about his non-profit to policy advisors of James S. Oddo, Staten Island Borough President. The advisors were impressed by the mission of healthdisparity.org, and expressed interest in working with him to address health disparities in Staten Island. 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH FAIR- JUNE 2017

Star of Bethlehem Grand Chapter O.E.S. & M.W. Enoch Grand Lodge, Brooklyn, New York

Malhaar attended a health fair held at Von King Park in Brooklyn, hosted by the National Council of Negro Women and many faith-based organization in the New York City area. Malhaar presented his poster to over 250 Williamsburg residents, and met representatives from many other inspirational organizations from across the City. He had a great time, and is looking forward to going again!

 

 

 

“Malhaar really shined during this health fair. Everyone that viewed his presentation was impressed by the dedication he had to the issue of health disparities, and how much hard work he put into his non-profit. We are so thankful he attended the health fair and we wish his organization the best of luck.” 

-Essie Gregory, Health Fair organizer and member of National Council of Negro Women

 

 

 

“I am so proud of Malhaar’s work in the Brooklyn community. He is making the borough a healthier and happier place for every single one of its residents. 

Diana Reyna, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President (on left)

 

 

      

Citation- Deputy Brooklyn Borough President- July 2017

 

Children’s Village- April 2017

Bronx, New York

  • Malhaar presented his original research at the Children’s Village in April

 

Children’s Village


 

 

“A big thank you for that awesome presentation you did for us.  My colleagues and I really appreciate the work that you do! You are very mature and very motivated to do great things and would like to support you in any way I can” – Anthony Williams, Children’s Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malhaar at the American Cancer Society

Manhattan, New York

American cancer society


“Future leader, Malhaar Agrawal, 14, spoke on disparities at event. – Posted on Twitter by Alvaro Carrascal, Head of the Eastern Division and board member of the American Cancer Society 

 

 

  

  

      

 Bottom photo: Malhaar stands beside Brooklyn Borough President 

 

 

 

 

 

“Malhaar is an inspiration for students across New York City who are passionate about improving their communties.” Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

Erasmus hall health fair, Brooklyn, New York

Malhaar Agrawal with Brooklyn Health Disparity Center’s Lakia Maxwell (on left)

Brooklyn, New York

 

The Pathways to Total Health Community Summit featured leaders in the field of health disparities who presented their findings to an audience of healthcare professionals and community members. One notable presenter was Mr. Alvaro Carrascal, the leader of the East Division of the American Cancer Society, who showed his findings on breast cancer disparities in the African American community. I am very thankful for the opportunity to present my research about health disparities in Brooklyn for communities of color at the conference, and I hope to attend more in the future. Special thanks to the Brooklyn Health Disparity Center for organizing the Summit!

  

Pathways to total health community summit

  • Hosted by SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Co- hosted by Empire State College
  • Presentation given by panelist and presenter Malhaar Agrawal

 

“Malhaar’s presentation was very interesting. He elucidated the immense problems that health disparities pose to communities of Brooklyn. He presented data in a novel and interesting way. I’m excited to see what project he has next!” -Dr. Pamela Straker, Program Director of Brooklyn Health Disparities Center

 

              

 

 

  • Malhaar hosted a workshop and presented a poster at the Middle School for Art and Philosophy in Brooklyn on May 2017 to educate students and community members about health disparities

 

Middle School for Art and Philosophy

Brooklyn, New York


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Malhaar was a fantastic presenter. We loved having him!”- Sadie Mahoney, Director of Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Bronx Theater High School- March 2017

  • Malhaar presented his research at Bronx Theater High School in March 2017
  • Over 30 students, teachers, mentors and community organizers were in attendance

BRONX THEATER HIGH SCHOOL

Bronx, New York


 

 

Kingsbridge heights community center

Bronx, New York

  • Malhaar hosted a discussion with youth and teen groups

 

Malhaar at kingsbridge heights community center


 

 

 

Horace Mann School

Unity Week, January 2017

  • As part of Horace Mann’s Unity Week, Malhaar was invited to present his research to middle school science classes
  • His presentations provided students with insights into public health research

 

HORACE MANN SCHOOL

Bronx, New York


Horace Mann School is a private school in Riverdale, Bronx. Malhaar’s presentation was given during Unity Week, a weeklong discussion by the student body about diversity in New York City. 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

      

 

 

 

                      

 

March 2017- Riverdale Neighborhood House

Bronx, New York

 

 

 

“Malhaar shed light on hidden disparities in the Bronx… His presentation was valuable for the health interns attending”

Phoebe Downes, Riverdale Neighborhood House

  • Malhaar presented to health interns, teachers, and program organizers at the RIverdale Neighborhood House
  • He presented his research on health disparities and emphasized the different diseases which impact minority populations