This fall, we look forward to making strides in our Segregated Care Campaign, which aims to eliminate patient steering practices based on health insurance status at academic medical centers. We believe these steering practices contribute to health inequities in New York City (NYC). This year, we are excited to continue our community outreach efforts to educate citizens about racial and ethnic health disparities and how to advocate for themselves in their encounters in the healthcare system. Through our outreach efforts, we hope to strengthen our existing partnerships as well as build new ones as we rally support for action at the state level as well as within academic medical centers that will end patient steering practices in New York State. We encourage those interested in our efforts to attend our Health Disparities Work Group (HDWG), which meets the 2nd Friday of every month at Cosmopolitan Church (39 W 190th Street, Bronx NY 10468). During our monthly meetings, we discuss crucial and relevant healthcare issues and how they impact the Segregated Care Campaign, including the Affordable Care ACT and the policy decisions and actions of state and local officials regarding healthcare delivery including those involving hospital closures in NYC. In addition, HDWG members will spearhead plans on hosting a public event next spring to raise awareness of patient steering practices. For more information about the Segregated Care Campaign and the HDWG, please contact Hardeep Singh at HaSingh@institute2000.org or 212-633-0800 ext. 1287 or click here.
NEWS & EVENTS
The Partnership for a Healthier New York City is calling all youth to join the race to Tag Healthswag! Join us to promote the importance of healthy communities and be a part of the Tag Healthswag campaign. We are asking you to engage community organizations and businesses to make the healthy choice the easy choice where residents live, work and play by signing the “Healthswag Promise.” The more organizations and businesses you tag, the better. For more information and to get involved visit www.healthiernyc.org/healthswag
Bronx, NY – on August 7th, Bronx Health REACH launched a new contest to promote healthy snacks in bodegas! The #BodegaSnax contest on Instagram and Facebook will run through September 10th. Throughout the month of August, @HealthSwag and Bronx Health REACH will post photos of healthy snacks on Facebook and Instagram to find at a local bodega. Contestants must take a photo of any of the posted healthy snacks and tag both #Healthswag and #BodegaSnax on either Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win Yankees gear and tickets to a game. The #BodegaSnax contest is being sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier Bronx at Bronx Health REACH/Institute for Family Health, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council and Apogee Media. To learn more, please visit Bronx Health REACH on Facebook and Instagram or contact Emma Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-633-0800 x1249.