In addition to educating the next generation of health care professionals, providing quality care, and advancing knowledge through research, the STAR Program plays a major role in caring for the community. We raise community awareness about HIV, HCV, substance use and other health care challenges. We conduct outreach and provide education on-site at schools, churches, shelters and other venues throughout Brooklyn. All of our activities are guided by the input of consumers and community members through the STAR Community Advisory Group. As leaders in population health, we implement community-based interventions to improve the health of the entire borough. We publish a biannual electronic newsletter, STAR Community Link, in order to keep patients, funders, and the local community abreast of our activities.