Media Advisory: Advocates, State Health Commissioner Join to Show Support for Governor's Health Insurance, Primary Care Reforms

Showcase Care at Caribbean-American Family Health Center in Brooklyn

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2009) – On Friday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Caribbean-American Family Health Center in Brooklyn, State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will be joined by primary care and public health advocates to show support for Governor David A. Paterson's proposed health care reforms that expand health insurance coverage for New Yorkers and improve health through greater access to primary and preventive care.

Dr. Daines and advocates will also highlight the importance of community health centers that provide a medical home and a range of primary care services to thousands of New Yorkers. The Caribbean-American Health Center is part of the Lutheran Hospital Network and serves a large Caribbean-American population that is approximately 30 percent Haitian.

Who

State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., and representatives of Community Health Care Association of NYS; Primary Care Development Corp; NYS Academy of Family Physicians; Children's Defense Fund; Caribbean Women's Health Association; Diaspora Community Services; Haitian Americans United for Progress; Community Healthcare Network; CAMBA Health Families Program; NYS Public Health Assoc; NYC Public Health Association.

What

Discuss importance of Governor Paterson's budget reforms that expand access to affordable health insurance, primary and preventive care.

Where

Caribbean-American Family Health Center, 3414 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y. 12203

When

10:30 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2009