Harlem United joined healthcare advocates from across New York State to send a letter to legislative leaders in Albany, encouraging them to support A7230-B (Gottfried) / S6534-C (Rivera).The proposed legislation would convene a collaborative of expert stakeholders to: Define primary care for the purposes of measuring spendingOversee the collection of spending data from all payers across New York StatePublish a report on current primary care spendingProvide recommendations to gradually increase the proportion of health care spending that goes to primary care across all ...
By Max Parrott
“Is that going into an agency like ours to actually trickle down to the ground of getting people off opioids into treatment into long-term job opportunities and housing?”
- Tamisha McPherson, Chief External Affairs and Development Officer | Executive Director of URAM
In 2020 the number of fatal drug overdose deaths in New York City surged to the highest level since reporting on that statistic began in 2000. A report released earlier this month shows that 2021’s tragic overdose death toll is on track to be even higher.
The first two quarters of ...
By Save NY's Safety Net Coalition
“The pharmacy counter is where the rubber meets the road for many of the patients we see. This policy will lead to treatment delays that will needlessly put the lives of the most vulnerable New Yorkers at risk. If we want to tackle long-standing health disparities with an equitable, whole health approach, we cannot dis-integrate the pharmacy benefit from Medicaid managed care.”
- Jacqui Kilmer, Harlem United CEO
For years, Carol struggled to manage her multiple chronic conditions, including HIV and sickle cell ...
Harlem United client Anthony Randolf speaks at a rally at Governor Hochul's Manhattan office on March 1, 2022
For Immediate Release
March 1, 2022
Contact: Liz Benjamin, Liz@MarathonStrategies.com
Safety-Net Providers Mark 2-Year Anniversary of NYC’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Case, Demand Governor Hochul Protect Vulnerable Patients by Permanently Repealing Medicaid Drug Carve-Out
Local Health Centers That Provided Essential, Life-Saving Care, Vaccines To At-Risk New Yorkers Will Lose ...
Harlem United joined healthcare advocates from across New York State to send a letter to Governor Hochul, encouraging her to incorporate S6534A (Rivera)/A7230 (Gottfried) into her FY23 Executive Budget.
The proposed legislation would convene a collaborative of expert stakeholders to:
Define primary care for the purposes of measuring spending
Oversee the collection of spending data from all payers across New York State
Publish a report on current primary care spending
Provide recommendations to gradually increase the proportion of health care spending ...
Harlem United signed on to a letter addressed to Governor Hochul recommending initial actions to respond to COVID-19.
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Today, OPEN on BronxNet aired the above interview with Tamisha McPherson, Chief External Affairs and Development Officer & Executive Director of URAM.
My name is Mary Brewster, I’m the Managing Director of Integrated Harm Reduction Programs at Harlem United. Today is the first annual New York State Opioid Overdose Awareness Day, led by the NYS Department of Health. In 2020, we lost 93,000 friends, neighbors, family members, and loved ones to fatal overdose across the US, a 30% increase over 2019.
Prevent Fatal Overdose in Your Community
I’ve seen this heartbreaking reality in my day-to-day work in the past year. I’m sure you personally experienced the ripple effects of the pandemic in your own life, and it’s ...
Harlem United and other harm reduction service providers sent a letter to Governor Hochul to encourage her to authorize a pilot program for Overdose Prevention Centers in NYS.
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Harlem United joined The New Pride Agenda and other community partners including Callen-Lorde, GMHC, and Housing Works to call on the New York State Thruway Authority to reconsider its decision to award Applegreen the lease for New York State Thruway rest stops. As LGBTQ leaders and advocates, we are concerned that Applegreen has included on its list of approved concessions the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A
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