Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc

Knowledge Is Power

East Orange, NJ   |
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Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc

EIN: 27-2427036


UHIP is founded on the principle that “Knowledge is Power.” We address health disparities in the urban community by improving health literacy among those who suffer disproportionately from chronic disease, disability, and premature death. We achieve this by taking our educational programs to senior housing facilities, houses of worship, and community centers, meeting people where they live and gather. We also partner with faith- and community-based organizations to bring health and wellness workshops and training to their members. We serve the urban communities of northern Essex County including the City of Newark, East Orange, Irvington, Millburn, Orange in the Greater Newark Area.

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Executive Director

Denise L. Peroune Ph.D.

Main address

570 Park Ave

East Orange, NJ 07017 USA

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Subject area info

Adult literacy

Health care quality



Heart and circulatory system diseases

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Population served info


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Urban, Community (S31)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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Community Health and Wellness Program

Our Community Health and Wellness Program is crafted to increase health literacy about the most prevalent causes of death and disability among our target populations. We partner with local community organizations, behavioral and transitional living centers, houses of worship, and civic groups, bringing our services to vulnerable populations where they congregate. We pair our health literacy workshops and training opportunities with community health resources to empower clients to better understand various disease states, adopt healthier lifestyles, manage their health, and become better advocates for themselves, their families, and their communities. UHIP’s menu of services is designed for adults 18 years and older and is always adapted to the needs of the community group and its peculiar community setting. We conduct small and large group "Health Talks" and are present at community health events across Essex County, New Jersey.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc
Fiscal year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 16.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 39% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Apr 01 - Mar 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Urban Healthcare Initiative Program Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $0 $18,452 $79,682 $98,714 -$59,627
As % of expenses 0.0% 11.3% 70.0% 97.7% -23.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$5,124 $18,452 $72,074 $91,814 -$65,735
As % of expenses -11.7% 11.3% 59.4% 85.1% -25.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $123,574 $186,706 $193,467 $189,009 $197,393
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 51.1% 3.6% -2.3% 4.4%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 99.7% 100.0% 100.0% 79.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $38,724 $163,612 $113,785 $101,015 $257,020
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 322.5% -30.5% -11.2% 154.4%
Personnel 52.2% 61.5% 74.9% 45.6% 60.3%
Professional fees 4.3% 21.0% 10.9% 6.4% 0.8%
Occupancy 3.9% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 39.6% 16.3% 14.2% 48.0% 38.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $43,848 $163,612 $121,393 $107,915 $263,128
One month of savings $3,227 $13,634 $9,482 $8,418 $21,418
Debt principal payment $0 $3,791 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $10,720 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $47,075 $181,037 $130,875 $127,053 $284,546

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 45.3 6.5 16.1 27.7 8.2
Months of cash and investments 45.3 6.5 16.1 27.7 8.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 19.4 1.4 10.5 22.2 6.0
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $146,176 $88,427 $152,898 $233,193 $175,705
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $33,558 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $39,304 $69,844 $69,844 $69,844 $30,540
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 82.4% 68.3% 79.2% 73.8% 60.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 62.7% 62.4% 32.1% 18.3% 25.6%
Unrestricted net assets $69,561 $41,594 $113,668 $205,482 $139,747
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $69,561 $41,594 $113,668 $205,482 $139,747

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Denise L. Peroune Ph.D.

Dr. Peroune joined the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program as executive director in 2022. She is committed to building an innovative, outcomes-driven health and wellness educational program that reaches those most in need and is responsive to an everchanging healthcare landscape. Dr. Peroune served as the chief operations officer of the Mary Eliza Mahoney Health Center, the City of Newark’s Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). She then transitioned to the Newark Department of Health and Community Wellness, where she chaired the Grants Research and Evaluation Group which oversees the department’s work program. Dr. Peroune is executive director of population health at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services in Orange, NJ. She previously managed the organization’s Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP) which provides primary care for seniors in senior buildings, the homebound, and behavioral health patients in the facilities where they reside or receive treatment.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 08/31/2023
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Board chair

Rev. Dr. Dana Owens

Messiah Baptist Church

Term: 2017 - 2024

Boris Barlatier

Novo Nordisk Pharmacuticals

Bernita Faust

Community Advocate

Marilyn Harris, DMin, MDiv, MBA

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Dale Groninger

Nirvana Healthcare Management Services

Denise L Peroune

Nirvana Healthcare Management Services

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/31/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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