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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 ...
“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 ...
For immediate releaseContact: Maya Martin-Udry | email@example.com | 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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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 ...
Harlem United and other community-based organizations have been in continuous contact with the CDC, urging measures to equitably contain the MPV outbreak: Increase the proportion of vaccines allocated to NYC so that it is equitable relative to the proportion of all known infections diagnosed in NYC;Follow the lead of NY State Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams by partnering with the White House to declare monkeypox a public health emergency so that funding can support the vaccination, public education, and related patient care needed;Require the FDA to shift ...
For immediate releaseContact: Maya Martin-Udry | email@example.com | 646.400.7621 New York, July 12 – Community-based organizations are extremely concerned about the JYNNEOSTM monkeypox vaccine's inequitable distribution. The epicenter of the monkeypox outbreak is New York City (NYC), primarily among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. If our public health agencies at all levels of government fail to act quickly and effectively, we fear that this virus will continue to spread throughout NYC and become endemic, not only among white gay ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 24, 2021Contact:Jennifer Johnson-Avril, Housing Works, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646.732.1573COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS RALLY ACROSS STATE TO TELL GOVERNOR CUOMO: STOP THE HEALTHCARE HYPOCRISYDON’T SHRED THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE SAFETY NETRally and Speak-outs Across State Including in Front of Governor Cuomo’s NYC OfficeNew York- In a statewide Day of Action to Save Community Health Centers that spanned events in NYC, Buffalo, and Rochester Tuesday, March 23rd, providers from New York’s neighborhood community health clinics, ...
"Harlem United thanks the NYC Council for passing Resolution 1529 and standing up for NY’s safety net providers and the communities we serve. It is critically important to the health and safety of NY’s most vulnerable and underserved communities--the very communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic--that the pharmacy carve-out be rejected. If implemented, the carve-out will victimize the communities who already face significant barriers to effective disease prevention and treatment and will further limit their access to care.” - Jacqui Kilmer, CEO of Harlem ...
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HARLEM UNITED RESPONDS TO GOV. CUOMO’S WORLD AIDS DAY PRESS RELEASE
Each World AIDS Day, the Governor issues a press release honoring the day and celebrating the progress we have made in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Yesterday was no different. But tucked in the middle of yesterday’s press release was the Governor’s announcement that the State will provide $100 million to 340B providers in 2021 “to mitigate changes in reimbursement and ensure ...
HIV TASK FORCE LEADERS SAY GOVERNOR CUOMO MUST UPHOLD HIS COMMITMENT THIS WORLD AIDS DAY TO END THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC AND ADDRESS RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIESPRESS CONFERENCE HELD 11/30 CALLS UPON THE GOVERNOR TO CHANGE COURSE, PROTECT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH SAFETY NET
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Press Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | firstname.lastname@example.org, (m) 646.505.7322NEW YORK, NY – At 10 AM on November 30, 2020, the day before World AIDS Day, the End AIDS New York Community Coalition joined ...