• '' 1199SEIU members met with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney in December 2013 as part of their visits to the NY Congressional Delgation to share their concerns about budget and debt ceiling-related cuts to Medicare.  

  • '' Kyle Kotary, Director, External Affairs, Outreach & Marketing for NY State of Health addresses the Regional Enrollment Summit in Buffalo, Sept. 16, 2013.  

  • '' Speakers at the Enrollment Summit for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island. L to R: Roger Milliner of Metro Health Plus; Denise West of Brooklyn Perinatal Network; Rebecca Telzak of Make the Road New York; Errol Pierre of Healthfirst  

  • '' Members of 1199 meet with Congressman Timothy Bishop during the fiscal cliff negotiations in Congress in December 2012 to present their case against potentially devastating Medicare cuts.  

The outbreak of Ebola in 2014 is the largest in history, primarily affecting countries in West Africa. In the United States, one imported case and related local cases have been reported among healthcare workers.  The Healthcare Education Project and the Partnership for Quality Care (PQC) held an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers, both clinical and non-clinical, at the Javits Center in New York City on October 21, 2014. This event was attended by over 5,000 healthcare workers and streamed live to healthcare workers around the country. It was organized in cooperation with the federal Centers for Disease Control which has been taking active measures to prevent any further spread of Ebola in the United States. The entire event including a demonstration of the use of Personal Protective Equipment for healthcare workers may be watched here.

In October 2013,  the Healthcare Education Project launched a door-to-door campaign in  New York City to reach the uninsured.  For 12 weeks, from October through December, we went door to door in the five boroughs to identify individuals predicted to be in the 20 ─ 100% range of likely uninsured. 

In this issue: the Healthcare Education Project's door-to-door canvassing for enrollment in the New York State health plan marketplace; the drop in obesity rates among children; the need to protect nursing homes against cuts, and more.

On July 25th, 2013, a summit on health care enrollment was organized by a coalition of 1199SEIU, the Healthcare Education Project, Greater New York Hospital Association, Community Service Society of New York, Raising Women’s Voices, Citizen Action of New York, and Public Health Plans.

Following the Statewide Summit, eight regional enrollment summits were held in New York State: one each in Albany, Buffalo, mid-Hudson, Rochester, Syracuse, Long Island, and two in New York City.