How Affordable Care, Disease & Addiction and Mental Health Impact New York’s Health Care Policies
The Coronavirus Pandemic shook up New York like almost no other health crisis in recent history. City & State’s Healthy New York Summit will bring together health care decision makers and policy experts from all sectors to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Attendees will gain new insights and perspectives on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care during and post the pandemic.
We are monitoring the current COVID numbers, and will keep everyone updated if we move this event to virtual. As of now, we are moving forward with having it in person.
Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD
Commissioner, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Panelists & Sponsored Speakers
Chair, State Senate Health Committee
Chair, Assembly Health Committee
Executive Director, NYC COVID-19 Test & Trace Corps
Executive Director, New York City Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
Ann Marie Sullivan, MD
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
Chair, New York City Council Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions
Assistant Vice President Telehealth & Chief of Staff, NYC Health + Hospitals
Vice President of Life Sciences and Healthcare, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Senior Vice President, Ostroff Associates
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Chair & Chief Communications Officer, City & State NY Advisory Board; NYU McSilver Institute
Eastern Regional Executive for State Government Strategy, T-Mobile
Reporter, City & State NY
Dr. Rosa Gil
President and CEO, Comunilife, Inc.
CEO, AHRC New York City
President and CEO, YMCA of Greater New York
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey
Incoming Dean; Executive Director, Silver School of Social Work; NYU McSilver Institute
Dr. Ruth Gerson
SVP of Mental Health Services, The New York Foundling
Pamela Mattel, LCSW
President/CEO, CBC/ Coordinated Behavioral Care
Managing Director of Strategy and Public Affairs, Primary Care Development Corporation
Executive Director, HealthEfficient
Government Affairs, New York City and State, Crown Castle
Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes
Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
9:00 AM - 3:30PM EST
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Welcome By Emcee Sheryl Huggins Salomon, Chair & Chief Communications Officer, City & State NY Advisory Board; NYU McSilver Institute
Keynote Speaker: Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Making Health Care Available and Affordable to All New Yorkers
New York has done more than any state to expand access to healthcare and make it available to everyone. As we continue into the next phase fighting COVID-19, making sure every New Yorker has access to quality healthcare has only become more critical. 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. 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? Where does equity come into play here as we know health disparities have come to light?
Innovative Health Programs and Services in New York
New York’s health systems and services have been turned upside down in the last year with COVID 19. The health facilities became overrun and staff overwhelmed, issues with insurance emerged and various health services could barely keep up with the demand. Technology has become a bigger factor in terms of telehealth and telemedicine, electronic processing, shared data, etc. This panel will discuss forward-looking measures that are happening right now such as the role of broadband in expanding access to digital and connected health, controlling the spread of the pandemic through tracing, response times to future urgent health crises, best practices for data security, and so much more.
Tackling Mental Health in New York
Among many other things, the coronavirus has placed substantial mental health burdens on New Yorkers, delays in life saving treatments, many desperately needed children’s services came to a halt, and as we know, the elderly populations were especially hit especially hard. A $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March included $425 million for mental health and substance-use disorder programs, which proves we are on our way to dealing with some issues. But we have also seen that economic status, physical environment, education level and more can impact people’s health. We are also seeing a growth in drug abuse, homelessness, crime on the subways and the streets. Advances are still needed in NY to handle mental health challenges of children of the homeless, foster care, LGBT, aging, etc.
Community Engagement with Aging and Vulnerable Populations
Community engagement can help empower communities in promoting COVID-19 prevention and containment as well as improve quality of life in all areas among the vulnerable and New York’s growing older adult populations. These partnerships have the organizational and technical experience to reach older and more vulnerable community members and address unmet needs. How can New York work with community leaders to address the needs of community members who were high users of the police, emergency, criminal justice, and healthcare systems.
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We encourage that ALL attendees be vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to the event and submit to a temperature check upon arrival, to help ensure the safety of all attendees. We will space out all attendees in a large room to maintain social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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