Healthcare Education

Blood Donor Awareness Month – Your Blood Can Save Lives

January is Blood Donor Awareness Month—a good opportunity to highlight the importance of donating blood and the impact it can have on saving lives. The average adult has approximately 10 pints of blood in their body. During a donation, approximately 1 pint is taken. A healthy donor can donate blood every 56 days, or donate […]

The Inflation Reduction Act: Bringing healthcare relief to millions

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This week, Congress passed a historic bill.  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a victory for all who have fought for decades for lower prescription drug prices and more affordable healthcare. The Act carries significant healthcare provisions, besides breakthrough decisions on climate and on taxes for large corporations:   Brings down the cost of prescription [...]

Vaccine Education

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Check your eligibility and make an appointment. Check your eligibility online at or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. You’ll be asked questions about your age and health, and it may take 20-30 minutes due to the volume of inquiries. Once you have registered and are deemed eligible, you can schedule an appointment at the nearest facility. [...]

Hospital leaders warn of possible layoffs without federal support

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By Shannon Young 08/12/2020 03:39 PM EDT Hospital leaders warned Wednesday that, absent federal support to offset coronavirus-related revenue losses, facilities across New York could be forced to lay off workers who helped shepherd the state through the height of its Covid-19 outbreak. Greater New York Hospital Association President Kenneth Raske and Healthcare Association of […]

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 DSH Payments?

Last Updated: March 5th, 2024   What is Medicaid DSH? The Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program provides payments to safety net hospitals that serve a high proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients. The payments are essential for these hospitals to offset their uncompensated care costs from treating low-income patients. What is the Medicaid [...]

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve your Health this 2019

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Make health your priority this year with these following tips: Drink more water – most recommend that you drink a half a gallon of water a day on average. Follow these twelve tips from ‘Self’ to make drinking water more fun! Exercise – exercising regularly will help you get into shape and decrease your risk […]

Back to School: Got your shot?

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Are you and your children on top of receiving your vaccinations?  August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good time to remind oneself of the importance of receiving vaccines—and not just in the early stages of life. Being up to date with your vaccinations is important for avoiding serious illnesses, as well as preventing others […]

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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What’s the plan? Obamacare to Trumpcare? Here’s what’s inside the Healthcare Notes Spring 2017 Newsletter

HEP on the Hill

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In December 2016, HEP led a delegation of members of 1199SEIU from New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland to Washington, D.C. for meetings with their Congressional representatives. 1199 members who work in hospitals, nursing homes, and homecare facilities, among other healthcare institutions, shared their real concerns about an ACA repeal without an adequate replacement.They discussed how […]