As the pandemic tapers off, people are back at work, at school and living their lives. Unfortunately this doesn't mean that healthcare is thriving in New York but there is much to be positive about. City & State’s 2023 Healthy New York Summit brought together health care decision makers and policy experts from all sectors to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Attendees gained new insights and perspectives on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care during and post the pandemic.
Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Panelists & Sponsored Speakers
Executive Director, New York City Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence
Ann Marie T. Sullivan
Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Max W. Hadler
Director of Policy and Immigrant Initiatives, Health Care Access and Policy Unit, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Jonathan Jimenez, MD, MPH
Executive Director, NYC Care
Dr. Talya Schwartz
President & CEO, MetroPlusHealth
Chief Executive Officer, AHRC NYC
Dr. Rosa Gil
Founder, President and CEO, Comunilife, Inc.
Dr. Ruth Gerson
Senior Vice President of Mental Health Services, The New York Foundling
CEO, WellLife Network
Medical Director, New York City Department of Homeless Services
Founder, Director & Chief Strategy Officer, Ride Health
CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation
Sheryl Huggins Salomon
Director of Strategic Communications, NYU Silver School of Social Work & Chair, City & State Advisory Board
Founding Editor, Healthcare Brew
Vice President, Strategic Focus Area, Health Management Associates
Senior Deputy Commissioner, Community Program Management and Managed Care, New York State Office of Mental Health
Deputy City Hall Reporter, City & State NY
Partner, Hinman Straub & Executive Director, The New York State Conference of Plans (NYSCOP)
Dr. Jill Pettinger
Deputy Commissioner of Statewide Services, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Kimberly A. Williams
President & CEO, Vibrant Emotional Health
National Director, IoT Solutions and Connected Communities, T-Mobile
Director, Division of Healthcare Innovation, New York State Department of Health
Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Welcome Remarks by Emcee Skye Ostreicher, Political Personalities Host, City & State
Keynote Speaker Ashwin Vasan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and 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. As we continue into the next phase fighting COVID-19, making sure every New Yorker has 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?
Innovative Health in New York
NY Innovation is the newest ideas, whether it be groundbreaking technology; telehealth, telemedicine, electronic processing, shared data, etc., to revolutionary solutions which all end up saving lives and make daily activities easier. 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.
Mental Health Care & Safety in New York
As we can see on our streets, transit, hospitals, homes, schools, etc., there is no way to deny that mental health affects many New Yorkers on a daily basis. In the city, Mayor Adams has been taking controversial steps to ensure that those on our streets and subways get the help they need. New York comes together in times of need, and there are many great programs that help New Yorker's 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.
Community Engagement with Aging and Vulnerable Populations
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 including the economically, homeless, and mentally challenged, as well as the disabled, youth and elderly- among others. 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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We require 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. Please remember to bring a copy or photo of your vaccination card or your Excelsior pass to gain entry. 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.
All attendees will be required to provide government-issued photo ID upon entry. Walk-in registrants will be charged an additional fee and will be required to provide credit card payment on-site.
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