• '' A breakout session at the ACA Enrollment summit for Queens/Brooklyn/Staten Island facilitated by Mark Hannay, Director, Metro New York Health Care for All, and Heidi Seigfried, Project Director, New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage  

  • '' 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.  

  • '' 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.  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday, October 30, that the State of New York and the City of New York will create a program of financial incentives and other employment protections to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa and provide assistance treating Ebola patients to help contain this disease.  Read the full press release here.

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. For up-to-date information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/ and New York State Dept of Health at http://www.health.ny.gov/

A brochure on how to evaluate and treat high-risk patients while ensuring the safety of the healthcare team. It also has basic information on the Ebola disease, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are exposed to it.

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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.