Press Releases


Letter to the CDC on MPV

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 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Calling for a More Equitable Distribution of Monkeypox Vaccine

For immediate releaseContact: Maya Martin-Udry  |  mmartinudry@harlemunited.org  |  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 ...

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COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS RALLY ACROSS STATE

Activists at a rally. Sign reads "Save Community Health Centers"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 24, 2021Contact:Jennifer Johnson-Avril, Housing Works, j.johnson-avril@housingworks.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, ...

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VIRTUAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO SAVE NYS SAFETY NET

Zoom screen with Social Safety Net Leaders Speaking
"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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PRESS RELEASE: HARLEM UNITED RESPONDS TO GOV. CUOMO’S WORLD AIDS DAY PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release   Press Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | mmendes@harlemunited.org | m:646.505.7322 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 ...

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Press Release: HIV Task Force Leaders Call on Governor Cuomo

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 Watch the full press conference Read remarks from Jacqui Kilmer, CEO Press Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | mmendes@harlemunited.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 ...

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Harlem United Celebrates Juneteenth

PRESS RELEASE Date: June 19, 2020 Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | c: 646-505-7322 Every year on June 19th, we celebrate freedom from slavery in honor of Texan African Americans who were liberated two and a half years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. Slavery was still in practice in some U.S. regions until 1868. Harlem United’s CEO, Jacqui Kilmer said, “Today we celebrate African American liberation, along with our many staff members who have fond memories of participating in this day of community and joy throughout their lives. “Harlem ...

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Harlem United’s Response to Recent Noose Finding in Harlem Park

PRESS RELEASE Date: June 17, 2020 Contact: Mari Eva Mendes | c: 646-505-7322 Earlier this week, a noose was found in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. This triggering reminder of the countless lynchings of Black people all over this country, placed in one of the most prominent Black communities, is appalling. Harlem United’s CEO, Jacqui Kilmer said, “This noose was found in our own neighborhood, our very own back yard. Unacceptable.” “Make no mistake - we will not yield in our fight for racial justice and equality. Harlem United will not back down ...

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HARLEM UNITED PRAISES GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR HIS CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO CRITICAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE PRINCIPLES

New York, NY (January 25, 2019) – Harlem United, a nationally recognized housing, health and human services organization, applauds Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for his continuing commitment to protecting the rights and improving the lives of all New Yorkers. Through his 2019 Justice Agenda, Governor Cuomo once again shows his commitment to advancing critically important social and economic policies to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers. The Governor pledged to protect quality, affordable healthcare by codifying the Affordable Care Act, to improve access to ...

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HARLEM UNITED COMMENDS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S COMMITMENT TO ELIMINATE HEPATITIS C IN NEW YORK

New York, NY (July 30, 2018) – Governor Cuomo announced on Friday his first-in-the-nation strategy for eliminating the Hepatitis C epidemic in New York State. Harlem United, a nationally recognized housing, health and human services organization, commends Governor Cuomo’s commitment on this critical public health issue. Modeled on the state’s continuing efforts to end the AIDS epidemic, the Governor’s plan will increase access to the medications that can cure Hepatitis C and expand programs to connect all New Yorkers to prevention, testing and treatment servic...

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