About Us

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

The Healthcare Education Project is a joint effort of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the 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.