NewYork-Presbyterian Expands Crown Hair Care Program, Creating a More Inclusive Environment for Patients

The amenities kit will be available to pediatric and obstetric patients across the healthcare system.

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Dalio Center for Health Justice and Carol’s Daughter recently celebrated the expansion of the Crown Hair Care Program, an initiative to provide hair care kits for pediatric and obstetric inpatients with curly, coiled or tightly textured hair.

The program launched in 2021 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and expanded to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital the following year. Because of its success, Crown Hair Care Program will now be offered at seven campuses.

To date, Carol’s Daughter, founded by Lisa Price, has donated over 30,000 hair products and samples to NewYork-Presbyterian patients and community members. The kits include shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner; a satin sleep cap; small black rubber bands; a 3-in-1 comb with different sizes to manage a variety of hair textures; and a satin scrunchie.

“The amenities kit is a reflection of how we think about inclusivity and how we’ve transformed the way we approach care at NewYork-Presbyterian,” says Dr. Julia Iyasere, Executive Director of the Dalio Center. “People feel seen and heard.”

This Patient Experience Week, we applaud our teams’ efforts to build an inclusive environment for all the patients we serve.

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