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PRESS RELEASE: SAFETY NET PROVIDERS SLAM HOCHUL BUDGET FOR FAILING TO FIX LOOMING HEALTHCARE CRISIS

For immediate release Contact: Liz Benjamin, Liz@MarathonStrategies.com, 518-424-0356 NEW YORK, February 1, 2023 - The Save NY’s Safety Net campaign today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2023-24 executive budget proposal:   “For two years, the state has known a crisis is coming this April for 2.3 million vulnerable New Yorkers who rely on the safety net health care system, yet the executive budget fails to advance real solutions to this life-threatening problem.  “We have repeatedly implored Governor Hochul’s ...

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Press Release: New Report Shows NYS Medicaid Carve Out Will Increase Costs by Nearly $400 Million Annually

“The results of this new analysis come as no surprise to those of us who have been fighting to repeal this ill-conceived plan. The impact of the pharmacy benefit carve-out will be devastating. Our communities will lose access to life-saving services and medications. Their health will suffer. Progress in our fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic will be wiped out. Our goal of achieving health equity for all — a goal we can only reach through the work of the safety net providers who are located in the communities with the greatest needs — will become unachievable. The ...

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Video: Meet Jade

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We oppose Mayor Eric Adams’ Plan to Increase Involuntary Commitment of New Yorkers with Mental Disabilities

Harlem United has joined dozens of other organizations and individuals to oppose Mayor Eric Adams’ plans to increase the involuntary hospitalization of New Yorkers with disabilities—most of whom are Black and brown people with disabilities, many of whom may be homeless or experiencing housing instability. Read the full statement

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Press Release: Adams Directive to Involuntarily Hospitalize Homeless People Is an Unmitigated Disaster

For immediate releaseContact: Maya Martin-Udry  |  mmartinudry@harlemunited.org  |  646.400.7621New York, December 6, 2022 - Last week, Mayor Eric Adams announced a directive to involuntarily commit homeless people with serious mental illness to hospitals. Mayor Adams has instructed police officers and city workers to take people to hospitals, even if they pose no risk of harm to themselves or others. Harlem United staunchly opposes this outrageous directive.Harlem United CEO, Jacqui Kilmer stated “This directive denies consent and forces hospitalization of unhoused ...

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PRESS RELEASE: SNYSN Coalition Responds to Resignation of State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett

For immediate release Contact: Liz Benjamin  |  liz@marathonstrategies.com | 518.424.0356 New York, December 12, 2022 - The Save NY’s Safety Net coalition issued the following statement in response to the surprise resignation of State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett: “Dr. Mary T. Bassett is a champion for vulnerable New Yorkers, and her abrupt departure raises serious concerns about the future of the State Health Department (DOH) at a critical time. There were already questions about the Department’s refusal to listen to on-the-ground ...

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Harlem United Mourns the Loss of Greg Malave

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Greg Malave, Harlem United’s Director of Business Development.Greg has been a treasured leader at Harlem United for almost a decade. He truly embodied Harlem United’s mission and lived it for our clients every single day. He was a dedicated and effective leader  who was beloved by his team, his colleagues, our community partners, and the many Harlem United clients whose lives he impacted. He made everyone feel like somebody.Greg brought life to any room he walked into. He lit it up with his love, care, compassion, ...

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VIDEO: Gov Hochul, Repeal the Medicaid Pharmacy Carve-Out

“I’m HIV positive and I was homeless. I was living in the street, going from shelter to shelter, not really in care. The doctor gave me my prescription. I went across the street to fill it and there was an issue with it. I called Harlem United and within 15 minutes I got my medication ... Mine was a lucky story. Not everybody will be able to get that help. What happens to them?”- Anthony Randolph, longtime Harlem United clienthttps://www.harlemunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/SNYSN-Pharmacy-Carve-Out-Video-1.mp4Harlem United is a proud member of the Save NY's ...

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Harlem United Stands with Migrants and Asylum Seekers

Recently, New York City has seen an influx of asylum seekers and other migrants, in a chilling political stunt by Republican governors that has strained our already overburdened shelter system. Harlem United calls on city, state, and federal leaders to address the needs of persons seeking asylum while continuing to tackle long-term health and housing disparities that have long plagued this great city.  A creative solution to the housing crisis is required. NYC’s traditional model of emergency shelter is not built to satisfy the unique needs and current crisis faced by ...

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IN THE MEDIA: Life after monkeypox

By Benjamin RyanNBC News "Harlem United’s Preston Wholly said he works with his clients who have contracted the virus to cut through the harmful stigma tied to contracting monkeypox. "'We really want to process that it wasn’t their fault and work through the guilt and shame and kind of normalize it,' he said."During the four months of the monkeypox outbreak, health care providers, researchers and an anxious public have scrambled to determine how the virus transmits, how to prevent it and how the infection plays out in the body.Little attention has been paid to ...

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