Media Advisory: State Health Commissioner, Other Officials to Highlight 'Medical Home' at Bronx Health Center Wednesday

Don't know what a medical home is? Come and See!

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 5, 2011) – As part of his National Public Health Week tour, on Wednesday New York State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., will be joined by federal and local leaders as they visit a health center in the Bronx to highlight New York's initiative to expand access to the 'Medical Home' model of health care.

The initiative to enroll 1 million Medicaid patients into Medical Homes was part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Medicaid Redesign package of reforms included in the state budget adopted by the legislature last week.


State Health Commissioner Shah; Jaime Torres, Director, Region II, federal Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration; NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, M.D., MPH; Paloma Hernandez, MPH, CEO, Urban Health Plan; Elizabeth Swain, CEO, Community Health Care Assoc. of NYS; Daniel Lowenstein, Director of External Affairs, Primary Care Development Corporation.


Highlight New York's initiative to provide more New Yorkers with access to the Medical Home model of health care, which improves health status and reduces health care costs by providing patient-centered comprehensive, coordinated care that emphasizes preventive care and chronic disease management.


Urban Health Plan's El Nuevo San Juan Health Center
1065 Southern Blvd.
Bronx 10459


Wednesday, April 6, at 2 p.m.


For the complete schedule of Public Health Week activities, go to: