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.
Dr. James V. McDonald
Commissioner, NYS Department of Health
Dr. Ashwin Vasan
Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Panelists & Sponsored Speakers
Senator Cordell Cleare
Chair, Aging Committee
Chinazo Cunningham, MD, MS
Commissioner of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
Commissioner, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Senior Vice President, Community Mental Health Services
Dr. Rosa Gil
Founder, President & CEO, Comunilife
Partner, Hinman Straub, Executive Director of The New York State Conference of Plans (NYSCOP)
Max W. Hadler
Director of Policy and Immigrant Initiatives, Health Care Access and Policy Unit, Bureau of Equitable Health Systems, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Executive Director, New York State of Health
Kristy-Lee Jean-Pierre, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Mental Health Services, The New York Foundling
Director, Division of Healthcare Innovation at New York State Department of Health
Council Member Linda Lee
Chair, Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addiction
Executive Director, HealthEfficient
Acting Director, New York State Office for the Aging
Senator Gustavo Rivera
Chair, Health Committee
Council Member Lynn Schulman
Chair, Committee on Health
Senior Advisor, Brown & Weinraub
Ann Marie Sullivan
Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
Thursday, April 18th, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Networking Breakfast and Registration
|Welcome and Introduction
Keynote Remarks by Dr. James V. McDonald, Commissioner, NYS Department of Health
2nd Keynote Remarks by Dr. Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Health Care for All New Yorkers
New York has done more than any state to expand access to healthcare and make it available to everyone. New York has always been a leader in providing access to quality, equitable and technologically advanced healthcare has become critical. 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?
Promoting Mental Health, Care & Treatment
There is no way to deny that mental health affects New Yorkers on a daily basis as seen on our streets, transit, hospitals, homes, schools, etc. New York comes together in times of need, and there are many great programs that help New Yorkers of all ages, with various mental health needs including substance-use disorder programs. Since we know that economic status, physical environment, education level and more can impact people’s health and drug addiction, we need to work on the root as well as the issues once they arise. Advances are still needed. During this discussion, we will talk about all of these issues and ideas that are working and new ones that need to be put in place.
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Technology & Digital Health In New York
Technology has become a huge factor in health care that can not be ignored. Whether we are talking about the newest tech that is saving lives and making daily activities easier, to telehealth and telemedicine, electronic processing, shared data, etc. This panel will discuss forward-looking measures that are happening right now and how we can use these to respond to future urgent health crises, best practices for data security, and so much more.
Best Practices for Community Engagement in NY
Community engagement from NY's advocacy organizations, schools, health care providers/systems, and many different types of companies, can help empower communities and improve quality of life. Partnerships have the organizational and technical resources to improve quality of life in all areas among the vulnerable and New York’s older adult populations. These include how NY's most vulnerable groups needs are met, economically challenged, homeless, disabled, youth and elderly as well. How is, and how can New York work with leaders to address the needs of community members who are in need? What are the resources we need to know exist and how can we use them to our advantage?
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