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NYAM’s Joanne De Simone Eichel Delivers Testimony at City Council Hearing on Universal Pre-K and Afterschool Plan

Joanne De Simone Eichel, Director of NYAM’s Office of School Health Programs, delivered testimony at a February 11 New York City Council hearing on Resolution 02 in support of the mayor’s plans for universal Pre-K. The hearing was held jointly by the City Council’s Committee on Education and Committee on Women’s Issues.

In her testimony, Ms. Eichel highlighted the health benefits of high-quality early education programs. Of the approximately 30 organization representatives who spoke at the hearing and emphasized common themes, she was one of only two who addressed the importance of integrating health into pre-K programs.

“Improving education and promoting health are often thought of in two separate silos, when in fact the evidence clearly identifies the features of high-quality early childhood programs that have the potential to produce significant health benefits for children now, and later for them as they become adults,” Ms. Eichel said.

Read Ms. Eichel’s full testimony here.

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Posted on February 14, 2014

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Reporters: to arrange interviews with NYAM medical and urban health experts, contact
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The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown

The 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown

Featured Speaker: John E. McDonough, DPH, MPA, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership 
Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health

December 9, 2013 - On December 2, 2013 NYAM welcomed Dr. John E. McDonough, one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States, to deliver the 2013 Duncan Clark Lecture at NYAM on “The Affordable Care Act on the Verge of Final Success ... and a Nervous Breakdown.”
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NYAM Report - Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective

The New York Academy of Medicine with support from the New York State Heath Foundation released a new report, Federal Health Care Reform in New York State: A Population Health Perspective.

This report identifies opportunities that build on both the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) and New York’s ongoing efforts toward improving the health of its 19 million residents.

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