City & State’s Healthy New York Summit will inform health care decision makers and policy experts on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care. The full-day event brings insights and perspectives from all sectors of New York’s health care decision-making together to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Join us for an extensive overview of New York’s 2018 health policy agenda and better understanding on the health care issues.
Healthy New York Summit
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote Dr. Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Challenges & Solutions for Mental Health Care
According to the NYS Department of Health, every year, more than 1 in 5 New Yorkers have symptoms of a mental disorder. What is the role leaders at the state and local level can play when it comes to issues of access, quality of care and mental health coverage under Medicaid? This sessions features an open discussion on mental health policy and the impact on patients and caregivers in New York.
- Kathleen M. Pike, PhD, Director, Global Mental Health Program Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research, Columbia University (moderator)
- Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
- Dr. Gary Belkin, Executive Deputy Commissioner of Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Ana M. Bermúdez, Commissioner, NYC Department of Probation
- Dr. Charles Barron, MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, NYC Health + Hospitals
Combatting New York’s Opioid Crisis
Governor Cuomo’s Task Force to Combat Heroin and Opioid Addiction and Mayor de Blasio’s HealingNYC programs have been designed to increase funding for initiatives to tackle New York’s opioid addiction crisis. How can barriers to treatment and recovery be eliminated and what can be done to combat the stigma associated with addiction? The panel will discuss innovative solutions on the opioid epidemic.
- Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance
- Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, Commissioner, New York State Ofﬁce of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
- Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney.
- Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City
- Council Member Mark Levine, Chair, Committee on Health
- Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Director of Diversity Affairs, Department of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
- Donna Mae Depola, President & CEO - The Resource Training Center
Lunch is served
Lunch Awards Ceremony:
Improving Patient Outcomes
The ever-changing health care landscape in the United States has witnessed a transition from a volume-based to a value-based reimbursement structure. What steps are happening to create a more value-driven health care system? What important technology procurements have been made to meet multiple needs relating to Medicaid and overall health issues in NY? Hear from our panelists about the impact of outcomes-based care in New York.
- Assemblymember Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, Health Committee
- Anne Schettine, Acting Director - Office of Quality and Patient Safety, New York State Department of Health
- Dr. Richard Park, CEO & Founder, CityMD
- Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Chairman of the Board, SOMOS Community Care
- Tom Check, President & CEO, Healthix
- Jerry Frank, MD, SVP, Medical Delivery, EmblemHealth
Protection and Prevention of New York’s Health Crises
Governor Cuomo understands that ensuring wellness requires a holistic approach; one focused not only on providing access to quality, affordable medical care, but also promoting healthy lifestyles and ensuring a clean environment. However, critics have said that New York is not devoting enough money into actual prevention but instead the resources go into treatment once the health crisis has occurred (diabetes, heart disease, obesity, influenza, etc.). What can be done to promote healthy lifestyle and food choices, more physical education and wellness programs in New York?
- Holly Lynch, Citizen Advocate (Moderator)
- Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
- Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy, New York City's
- Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Deputy Commissioner, Prevention & Primary Care, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
- Michael Rodgers, Vice President, Youth & Community Runner Engagement, New York Road Runners