About the Project


The Healthcare Education Project is a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Greater New York Hospital Association. Together, the two organizations represent 350,000 healthcare workers and over 250 non-for-profit hospitals, nursing homes, and home care providers.


HEP’s mission is to protect and expand  access to quality, affordable healthcare for all New Yorkers through education, advocacy, and coalition building.


We are a community based advocacy organization. We work in partnership with individuals, healthcare providers, and civic and religious leaders in neighborhoods across New  York to:



  • Protect access to critical healthcare services

  • Better understand the urgent healthcare issues facing our communities

  • Educate our communities about the plight of the uninsured

  • Advocate for universal coverage for all New Yorkers