Beyond Coverage: Getting Healthcare to Neighborhoods in Need

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
Philanthropy New York, 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC
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You’ve heard of the term healthy food deserts, but did you know that New York City – the health care capital of the world – also has primary care deserts?

The de Blasio administration recently announced its Caring Neighborhoods Initiative to address disparities in primary care access for residents living in underserved New York City neighborhoods. The two-year, $20 million program will target 25 high-need neighborhoods identified in the CHCANYS report Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York City, and includes funding for both new health center sites and significant expansion of services at existing centers.  For many New Yorkers, this program represents the first opportunity to receive high-quality care where they live.
At a time when health reform requires expanded primary care capacity to serve the influx of newly insured, Caring Neighborhoods is a recognition of the critical role of community health centers in ensuring a more equitable distribution of health care services across populations, and the need for adequate funding to ensure safety net providers are successful. With projects expected to begin in mid-2016 and be completed by the end of 2017, program partners New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), are working under an ambitious timeline.
Come learn about one of the most significant City-led initiatives ever to seek a dramatic reduction in the number of low-income neighborhoods with insufficient or nonexistent access to affordable community-based health care.
  • The Caring Neighborhoods Initiative and its expected impact on health care access in underserved neighborhoods in NYC.
  • The results of an unpublished survey by NYCEDC-CHCANYS of community health centers in NYC and their unmet needs.
  • Opportunities for funders to identify ways that they can help contribute to expansion efforts, particularly with costs that are not funded by current federal grants or local financing.


Designed for:

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in

3:00 - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by January 5th

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In Collaboration with

Philanthropy New York’s Health Working Group