Funds to Support Social Determinants of Health Initiatives in Diverse Communities throughout New York City, Westchester and Long Island
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY– Fidelis Care has awarded Northwell Health a $25,000 grant to help support continued efforts targeting social determinants of health in diverse communities. The program is led by Northwell’s Department of Community and Population Health. Fidelis Care representatives support the program by helping community members secure quality, affordable health insurance.
Fidelis Care is proud to support Northwell Health and looks forward to our continued collaboration on behalf of the communities we serve,” said Pam Hassen, Chief Member Engagement Officer. “Together, we are focused on addressing the social determinants of health that impact the lives of local residents and communities in areas where the needs are the greatest.”
Fidelis Care and Northwell are also part of New York State's Long Island Regional Health Equity Task Force, which works to ensure the safe and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Fidelis Care provides hot meals for staff working at the vaccination sites and provides information about health insurance coverage.
“Northwell is steadfast in improving health outcomes for our vulnerable and underrepresented communities and we are grateful to Fidelis Care for this generous grant to continue our work in supporting them as no one can do this work alone,” said Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH, Northwell’s senior vice president of community and population health.
About Fidelis Care:
Fidelis Care is a mission-driven health plan offering quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life. With more than 2.3 million members statewide, Fidelis Care believes that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Follow us on Twitter at @fideliscare, Instagram at @fideliscare, and on Facebook at facebook.com/fideliscare. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 77,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.