NYC Health + Hospitals, the Mayor’s Department of Public Engagement, the New York State Department of Health, the New York City Department of Human Resources, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene host the Healthcare Access Webinar – NYC Health + Hospitals

Healthcare Access Webinar hosted by NYC Health + Hospitals, the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit, the New York State Department of Health, the NYC Department of Human Resources, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Recordings of the virtual webinar series are available in English and Spanish on December 5 and December 6 for those unable to attend

Partnership leverages key stakeholders across the city and state to ensure New Yorkers understand the array of quality health care options available during open enrollment

December 8, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) NYC Care program, NYC Mayors Public Engagement Units (PEU) GetCoveredNYC program, NY State of Health, NYC Human Resources Administrations (HRA) Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access, and NYC Department of Health Department of Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) concluded a series of virtual webinars to educate New Yorkers about the health insurance and health care plans available to them. Information sessions will be broadcast live on Facebook in English and Spanish on December 5 and 6 from 2 to 3 p.m., respectively. You can access the recordings of the English meeting here and the Spanish meeting here . These sessions are the second in a series launched last year for all New Yorkers who are weighing the health care options available during New York State Health Insurance Open Enrollment. They outline the range of health insurance options available, the role of participating agencies in supporting enrollment, and conclude with a question-and-answer section open to the public. Speakers encouraged all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, to seek the primary, specialty and preventive care they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Speakers include:

  • Alexa Liguori (Moderator), Public Health Educator, PEUs GetCoveredNYC Program
  • Stana NaheleNew York City Outreach Director, New York State Department of Health
  • Juan MaranonNYSOH Communications and Community Relations Specialist
  • Audrey M. DiopHRA/DSS Executive Director, Citywide Health Insurance Office
  • Maria Ortiz-QuezadaHRA/DSS Director of Eligibility Information Services, Office of Voter Services
  • Susan LewisDOHMH Director of Training and Outreach
  • Paula BalbierSite Supervisor, DOHMH
  • Jonathan JimezMD, MPH, Executive Director, H+Hs NYC Nursing Program
  • Daisy BugarinNorthern Manhattan and Bronx Team Leader, PEU GetCoveredNYC Program

Health insurance rollout conference is vital tool to ensure we can build a healthier city for all, says Jonathan Jimnez, MD, MPH, Executive Director, NYC Health + Hospitals NYC Care. I’m excited to be a part of this second iteration of the series and I’m grateful to the participating institutions for coming on board. All New Yorkers are entitled to health care, regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, and should visit NYCare.NYC to learn more.

The mission of our Public Engagement Department is to proactively engage New Yorkers to ensure they have the information they need to receive critical benefits, including health insurance. Adrienne Lever, Executive Director, Public Engagement Unit (PEU). These multilingual Facebook Live events are just one of the innovative tools we are using to reach New Yorkers, and we are grateful to our partners for helping us spread the word about the upcoming December 15 registration deadline.

The State Health Department and the New York State Department of Health are committed to improving the health of our communities through quality and affordable health insurance, said New York State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald. The goal of these webinars is to make finding comprehensive health insurance easier.

The New York State Department of Health says the marketplace now reaches nearly 7 million policyholders, so it has made it a priority to educate New Yorkers to find comprehensive and affordable health coverage, regardless of their circumstances or income. Danielle Holahan, Executive Director of the New York State Department of Health. Access to high-quality and low-cost insurance is an important driver of community health. We remain committed to lowering uninsured rates across states to support the health of all New Yorkers.

Educating New Yorkers about the health insurance options available to them is a critical first step in getting more people, especially our disadvantaged and low-income neighbors, the affordable coverage and quality health care they deserve, said Audrey Diop, Managing Executive Director, HRA Citywide Office of Health Insurance. These webinars are a great way to reach people where they are and demystify the health insurance enrollment process. I welcome the opportunity to participate in these meetings and work with our partners to deliver this important message directly to New Yorkers.

We recently launched an initiative called HealthyNYC to promote longer, healthier lives in New York City,” Dr. Michelle Morse, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner of Health. A core component of the plan is ensuring people have access to high-quality primary health care. The process of helping New Yorkers successfully sign up for health insurance involves all parts of government. Interagency events like these live webinars will make it easier for New Yorkers to obtain coverage and connect with providers.

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About New York City Nursing
NYC Care is a health care access program that provides comprehensive, low-cost or no-cost health care services through NYC Health + Hospitals to New Yorkers who cannot afford or qualify for health insurance. NYC Care offers membership cards, 24/7 customer service, comprehensive and affordable health care services such as primary care, mental health services, sexual and reproductive health care, low-cost medications, and membership materials in multiple languages, no matter your immigration status status or ability to pay. Call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273) or visit NYCcare.NYC to learn more and register now to ensure privacy and confidentiality.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
New York City Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the country. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, community health centers, nursing homes and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and health plan MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to more than 1 million New Yorkers each year at more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is dedicated to helping New Yorkers, without exception, live their healthiest lives. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About the New York City Department of Public Engagement
The New York City Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created to develop a new model of government outreach that leverages community organizing principles to reimagine how New York City delivers services to its most vulnerable communities. Rather than counting on constituents to navigate complex city bureaucracies to get the help they need, PEU is adopting a grassroots strategy to meet residents on their doorsteps, on their phones, on social media and in their communities. We combine this proactive service with comprehensive case management to provide New Yorkers with personalized, compassionate care. GetCoveredNYC is a PEU program that provides free assistance to New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income. Our experts speak more than 20 languages ​​and conduct outreach to proactively identify uninsured New Yorkers and help them access health care and other health-related benefits. For more information, visit nyc.gov/PEU and stay connected on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayorsPEU or on Twitter: @MayorPEU.

Media contact information: peupress@hra.nyc.gov

About GetCoveredNYC
GetCoveredNYC provides free assistance to New Yorkers seeking to enroll in health care, regardless of immigration status or income. Our experts speak more than 20 languages ​​and conduct outreach to proactively identify uninsured New Yorkers and help them access health care and other health-related benefits. Contact GetCoveredNYC:

About the New York State Department of Health
New York opened its health plan marketplace in October 2013 at the New York State Health Center. The marketplace offers high-quality comprehensive health plans in a one-stop health insurance shopping experience. The New York State Department of Health is the only place where consumers can qualify for help paying for their insurance through premium discounts or tax credits. Eligible New Yorkers can also enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan through the Marketplace year-round. For more information about the NY State of Health Marketplace, visit https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov, call Customer Service at 1-855-355-5777 (TTY: 1-800-662-1220), or find an Admissions Assistant .

About the Department of Social Services (DSS)
The Department of Social Services, comprised of the Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), serves millions of New Yorkers each year through a wide range of services designed to address poverty, income inequality, and prevent homelessness. The question of home and return. HRA serves more than 3 million New Yorkers by administering more than 12 major public assistance programs. The Department of Homeland Security oversees an extensive network of shelters, services and outreach programs dedicated to helping homeless New Yorkers get back on their feet. DSS is core to the City’s mission to expand opportunity for more New Yorkers, address income inequality, help homeless New Yorkers stabilize their lives, and ensure that vulnerable New Yorkers receive the benefits and assistance for which they may be eligible.

About New York City HRA/DSS Citywide Office of Health Insurance
The mission of the Office of Citywide Health Insurance (OCHIA), Department of Social Services, New York City Human Resources Administration, is to improve access to health insurance for all New Yorkers. OCHIA works to connect New York City residents and small business owners with insurance and care. OCHIA assists people over 65, disabled, or visually impaired to enroll in Medicaid. We provide outreach, education and presentations about public and private health insurance and conduct policy research and analysis to inform our work and help improve access to insurance for all New Yorkers.

OCHIA partners with public and private organizations to provide health insurance enrollment assistance on-site at city offices and community events across the 5 boroughs. OCHIA serves all New Yorkers, with a special focus on those least likely to have health insurance, including immigrants, freelance workers, small business owners and workers, and young adults.

About the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
With more than 6,000 employees across the five boroughs, the NYC Health Department is one of the largest public health agencies in the world. The agency works to protect and promote the health of 8 million New Yorkers. The New York City Department of Health’s Office of Health Insurance Services helps uninsured New Yorkers choose and get coverage for their health insurance. New York City Health Department Certified Application Counselors (CACs) provide registration services in multiple languages ​​at Department of Health health centers throughout New York City.


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