The Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) (www.hitesite.org) is an online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. Free and open to the public, HITE helps connect users to vital community services quickly and easily.

HITE serves as a tool for hospitals, not-for-profits, and other organizations to address community and social needs with the operation of new programs, initiatives, and models of care. In New York State, access to community resources and collaboration among providers is a cornerstone of patient-centered medical care, health home care management, the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, and the Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State. HITE helps organizations connect patients to local services, complete community needs assessments, identify local partners, and improve care for New York's neediest residents.