Healthy NY Summit

April 24, 2019  
Healthy NY Summit
Baruch College
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tackling the Health Challenges and Opportunities that Face New York
Event Description

City & State’s Healthy New York Summit will inform health care decision makers and policy experts on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives from all sectors of New York’s health care decision-making together to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Join us for an extensive overview of New York’s 2019 health policy agenda and better understanding on the health care issues.

Mitchell Katz
Mitchell Katz
President and CEO, New York City Health + Hospitals
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera
Chairman, Health Committee
Gale Brewer
Gale A. Brewer
Manhattan Borough President
Councilman Mark Levine
Chairman, NYC Council Committee on Health
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried
Chairman, Health Committee
Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan
Ann Marie T. Sullivan
Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
Caryn Resnick
Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging
Michelle Anand
Senior Project Manager, Healthcare, NYC Economic Development Corp.
Theodore Long
VP for Primary Healthcare, New York City Health + Hospitals

Registration & Networking Breakfast


Opening Keynote by Mitchell Katz, President and CEO, New York City Health + Hospitals

Making Health Coverage Available and Affordable to All New Yorkers
Several high-profile measures have been taken on the state and city levels to make sure New Yorkers are able to attain and keep health insurance. As part of the budget, Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers are seeking to enshrine elements of the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) into state law. Additionally, Mayor de Blasio announced his intentions to connect all New Yorkers to primary care providers. Meanwhile, debate continues over whether single-payer insurance is right for New York. What does it mean for New York to tackle these issues, and how will it impact patients, primary care providers, insurers, and the overall healthcare marketplace?
  • Holly Lynch, Citizen, Advocate (moderator)
  • Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chairman, Health Committee
  • State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chairman, Health Committee
  • Theodore G. Long, MD, MHS, Vice President for Primary Care, New York City Health + Hospitals
  • New York City Councilman Mark Levine, Chairman, Committee on Health
Innovative Health Programs and Services in New York
New and innovative programs are bringing screenings and preventative care directly into communities across New York City. Technological advancements in cyber healthcare and new healthcare startups are also providing services directly to patients. New York provides fitness and nutrition programs to all groups, while innovating organizations are providing access to genetic screening and molecular biomarkers that saves lives. This panel brings together top minds to discuss health care innovation, and how providers and consumers can engage in new and accessible ways.
  • Michelle Anand, Senior Project Manager,. Healthcare, New York City Economic Development Corp.
  • Dr. Richard Park, President & CEO, CityMD
  • Rachel Pratt, SVP for Youth and Community, New York Road Runners 

Networking Luncheon

Moving Toward Health Equity in NY
New York is home to vibrant communities from all corners of the world, all ages, ethnicities, genders, and more. All of them need the highest level of access to health care to keep our communities healthy and strong.  This panel will address reproductive/sexual health policies, what professionals, providers and businesses can do to impact structural change, integration of maternal health advocacy, education, and care coordination into existing community-based + -clinical service structures, Paid Family Leave and where to get care for all of NY’s communities.
  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Dr. Ashwin Vasan, Executive Director, Health Access Equity Unit, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
The Next Steps for Mental Health Care and Vulnerable Populations in New York
Commitments to improving programs for mental health care and providing services for vulnerable New Yorkers have been made by Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio, and many private organizations. For example, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC program seeks to deal with mental illness and substance abuse, and Cuomo’s 2019 budget plan includes funds for several programs. How can these allocated dollars best be spent? What health issues should be prioritized and what is the best way to tackle them? This panel explores these topics and delves into what programs are being offered by private and non-profit organizations in New York as well.
  • Amanda Eisenberg, Health care reporter, POLITICO New York (moderator)
  • Ann Marie T. Sullivan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Caryn Resnick, Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
  • Gary Belkin, Chief, Policy and Strategy, Office of ThriveNYC

Conference Concludes

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