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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.
Posted on February 14, 2014
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The 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture - The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View
Featured Speaker: Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
November 19, 2012 - The NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery welcomes Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will deliver the 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture on "The Affordable Care Act: An Insider's View."
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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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