En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Health Justice & Access
Type: Press Advisory

AT 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF NYC'S HISTORIC CHILD HEALTH CLINICS SATURDAY, TWO CRITICAL NEW DOCUMENTS WILL BE RELEASED

***For immediate release: Wednesday, December 3, 2008***

CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE IN NEW YORK CITY

 

AT 100TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION OF NYC’S HISTORIC CHILD HEALTH CLINICS SATURDAY, TWO CRITICAL NEW
DOCUMENTS WILL BE RELEASED:

 

NEW SURVEY OF PARENTS IDENTIFIES
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES;

FIRST NYC CHILD HEALTH AGENDA SURVEY & AGENDA REFLECT
COMMUNITY FOCUS

WHAT:           The Commission on the Public’s Health
System (CPHS) and Child Health Initiative (CHI) will release a significant new
survey of hundreds of parents in all five boroughs on their thinking about
their children’s health care, underwritten by NYS Health Foundation, NY
Community Trust, United Hospital Fund, NY City Council, HHC, MetroPlus and
HealthFirst.  

 

CHI will also release New York City’s first community-driven
Child/Teen Health Agenda, informed by the findings of the survey.  Lacking a Child Health Policy, NYC has
focused on adult health care and only specific issues of child health, without
ever taking a broader look at how to keep our children healthy. 

 

Parents and children from all over
the city will gather to discuss the survey and agenda and celebrate the 100th
Anniversary of the City’s Child Health Clinics.

 

WHO:            Moderator
– Dr. Max Gomez, WCBS-TV Health Care
Correspondent

                           Panel
– Judy Wessler, Director, CPHS

                                     Joann
Casado, Executive Director, The Bronx Health
Link

 

WHEN:          Saturday, December 6, 2008, 11
AM

 

WHERE:       Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office
Building Windows Over Harlem

                        163 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY

 

The Child Health Initiative, of which the survey and agenda
are products, was organized and coordinated by CPHS.  Other participants include Brooklyn Perinatal
Network, El Centro del Inmigrantes (Staten Island), Make the Road NY (Queens),
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., IndoChina Sino-American Community Center,
The Bronx Health Link, Health & Hospitals Corporation, Parent to Parent in
NYS, Children’s Defense Fund- New York, Citizens Committee for Children of New
York, American Academy of Pediatrics – NYS Chapter 3, Doctors Council, ACS Head
Start, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families, NY Immigration
Coalition and NY Academy of Medicine.