EmblemHealth Provides Health Care Services to Disadvantaged Youth in New York City

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EmblemHealth Provides Health Care Services to Disadvantaged Youth in New York City

EmblemHealth Supports Medically Underserved Youth Through Partnership with Children’s Health Fund
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:10am

CAMPAIGN: WellnessAd

CONTENT: Press Release

October 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - To help ensure children are healthy and ready to succeed, EmblemHealth, the New York-based health insurance and wellness company, has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to provide health care services to medically underserved youth in Harlem and Queens.

EmblemHealth funding will support Children Health Fund’s mobile medical program and provide medical services, mental health services, nutrition counseling, case management, HIV testing and care coordination to approximately 250 children who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Children’s Health Fund created its first innovative model decades ago by building a doctor’s office on wheels that could bring healthcare to homeless children in New York City. Today, its national fleet of mobile medical clinics – the largest mobile pediatric service in the country – visits hundreds of schools, pre-K centers, and homeless shelters to provide primary care, dental services and mental health support to students who otherwise may not see a doctor or a dentist. The mobile clinics are fully equipped with examining rooms, waiting areas, a nurse's station, and a room for medical procedures.

EmblemHealth’s support will result in approximately 450 health care visits over the next year.

“We are grateful that EmblemHealth is helping to us to overcome the health care access issues that confront homeless youth in New York through this innovative partnership,” said Karen Redlener, executive director of Children’s Health Fund. “EmblemHealth is a new neighbor to our offices on 125th Street, and it is great that we can work together to improve health care for kids in need."    

A special kick-off celebration was held today in Harlem to celebrate the partnership. EmblemHealth employee volunteers took a tour of the Children’s Health Fund mobile medical unit parked outside of the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center. Following the tour, EmblemHealth employees visited the Streetwork Drop-In Center where they served lunch and distributed care-kits to the youth. 

Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Member, District 10

Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Member, District 10

                       Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of CBS EcoMedia

                      David Flemister, director, brand strategy and community marketing, EmblemHealth

                      Karen Redlener, executive director, Children’s Health Fund

- See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/EmblemHealth-Supports-Medically-Underserved-Young-Adults-Through-Partnership-Childrens-Health#sthash.Q76RmVTJ.dpufEmblemHealth employee volunteers took a tour of the Children’s Health Fund mobile medical unit parked outside of the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center. Following the tour, EmblemHealth employees visited the Streetwork Drop-In Center where they served lunch and distributed care-kits to the youth.

Ydanis Rodriguez, City Council Member, District 10

                       Paul Polizzotto, president and founder of CBS EcoMedia

                      David Flemister, director, brand strategy and community marketing, EmblemHealth

                      Karen Redlener, executive director, Children’s Health Fund

- See more at: http://3blmedia.com/News/EmblemHealth-Supports-Medically-Underserved-Young-Adults-Through-Partnership-Childrens-Health#sthash.Q76RmVTJ.dpuf

The Streetwork Project’s Harlem Center, a Children’s Health Fund partner, offers homeless and disenfranchised youth a respite from hunger, cold, loneliness and fear and the opportunity to reclaim for themselves a sense of dignity and self-worth.

“EmblemHealth provides programs and resources to help New Yorkers stay healthy, get well and live better,” says David Flemister, director of brand strategy and community marketing, EmblemHealth. “We are pleased to support the work done by Children’s Health Fund. "Through this partnership, we can demonstrate ‘What care feels like’ to medically underserved youth and their families.”

 “We’re grateful to EmblemHealth for making wellness and high-quality health care accessible to disadvantaged youth in this community,” said Paul Polizzotto, president and founder, CBS EcoMedia. “Every child should have the opportunity to be healthy and ready to learn in school.”

 

About EmblemHealth
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com. To connect with EmblemHealth via Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/EmblemHealth.

 

Children’s Health Fund
Founded in 1987 by singer/songwriter Paul Simon and pediatrician/advocate Irwin Redlener, M.D., to bring healthcare to homeless children in New York City, today Children’s Health Fund provides healthcare for children living in poverty across America. In addition to fixed-site clinics, Children’s Health Fund supports a fleet of 50 mobile clinics, including dental and mental health vehicles that bring comprehensive healthcare to children in hundreds of locations across the country. Over the past 25 years, the organization has provided three million health care visits for disadvantaged children, often in places where doctors, dentists, and other health care providers are in short supply. For more information about Children’s Health Fund, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.

 

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.

 

 

Contact

Lindsay Brown
+1 (212) 975-1989
CBS EcoMedia
Colby Kelly
+1 (212) 535-9400
Children's Health Fund
Keywords: Health & Healthcare | CBS | CBS EcoMedia | Children's Health Fund | EmblemHealth | Harlem | Healthcare | Queens | VOLUNTEERISM & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | csr | disadvantaged youth

CAMPAIGN: WellnessAd

CONTENT: Press Release

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