Healthcare Education

HEP statement on the second public health crisis: Racism

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The Healthcare Education Project was created by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the hospitals of New York to promote and protect access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all New Yorkers. Over the last four months, we have been working with our sponsors to help them in their heroic response to the unprecedented COVID-19 healthcare [...]

ACA: A hidden healthcare hero of the Covid-19 crisis

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Today, May 6th, 2020, Democratic attorneys-general and the House of Representatives will present arguments defending the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) against a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration and Republicans in 2018 to overturn the ACA and declare it unconstitutional. If the ACA were overturned, 20 million Americans would lose health coverage and 135 million [...]

COVID-19 Support for Mental Health and Well-being

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New York State NYC WELL is a free, confidential, mental health support line. Access mental health and substance use services in more than 200 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (888) 692-9355 or (800) 985-5990, text WELL to 65173 or visit www.nyc.gov/nycwell. New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Emotional Support Helpline provides callers [...]

What you need to know about COVID-19

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Personal well-being & public health Free mental health hotline 844-863-9314 Understanding New York’s stay-at-home requirement Physical exercise during the COVID-19 lockdown Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions Supporting healthcare workers and hospitals Personal well-being & public health Free mental health hotline to talk to one of over 6,000 mental health professionals providing free services: call [...]

We are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis

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New York's healthcare workers and hospitals are dedicated to fighting the COVID-19 crisis every day. Our high-quality hospitals and outstanding healthcare workers have shown time and again that they are ready to contain outbreaks of illness. We are taking measures for: Preventing the spread of the virus Identifying and isolating patients Safe, effective patient care [...]

Census 2020

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Every 10 years, households throughout the country receive Census forms. The Census is intended to help the federal government determine the population count. Once completed, the Census data is delivered to Congress and the President by law. An accurate count helps the government determine how to distribute federal funding, political representation, and make other major […]

What are Medicaid Block Grants?

The Trump Administration has proposed that states receive a Medicaid block grant. This means the federal government will provide a specific amount of funding to states and allow state governments to decide how to use that funding to deliver healthcare to citizens. Why does it matter? States that opt in to the block grant program […]

Healthcare Union, Nursing Home Providers, Join Lawmakers, Community Members, Others to Oppose Medicaid Funding Cuts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mindy Berman, mindyb@1199.org and (518) 229-0486 Colin Wolfgang, cwolfgang89@gmail.com and (973) 303-2738 Healthcare Union, Nursing Home Providers, Join Lawmakers, Community Members, Others to Oppose Medicaid Funding Cuts Coalition Calls for Reversal of Decision That Would Slash $250 Million from Nursing Homes Across New York State Albany, New York – America’s largest […]

Healthcare Union and Legislators Join Nursing Homes to Oppose Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts “We Are Scared”

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What: Press conference calling to stop drastic Medicaid funding cut to nursing homes When: Thursday, October 31st, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. Where: Hillside Manor Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center, LLC, 182-15 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica Estates, New York 11432 Who: 1199SEIU healthcare workers, New York State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assembly Member Clyde Vanel, Assembly Member David […]

Healthcare Union and Legislators Join Nursing Homes to Demand that State Stop Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What:  Press conference calling to stop drastic Medicaid CMI funding cut to nursing homes When: Thursday, October 24th,  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Where: Clove Lakes Rehab Center, 25 Fanning St, Staten Island, NY 10314 Who: 1199SEIU nursing home workers; Senator Diane Savino; Assembly Member Charles Fall; Kevin Elkins, District Director for […]