Bronx Consortium Fall Membership Meeting


For the Bronx Health & Housing Consortium's Fall Membership Meeting, we will be joined by NYC Council Member Vanessa Gibson. As the 2021 Democratic Nominee for Bronx Borough President, the Council Member will join our meeting to hear from you all about the most pressing issues facing you and your clients. In turn, we'll hear […]

Training: Medicare Open Enrollment


Medicare’s Annual Enrollment begins on October 15, 2021 till December 7, 2021. This training will provide you with the information and tools needed to assist you patients/clients in either enrolling in Medicare or adjusting their plan coverage. The presentation will include the following: -Brief overview of Medicare: Part A & B -What is Open Enrollment […]

Training: Supportive Housing 101


Join the New York City Human Resources Administration for an overview of supportive housing and the application process. During the training, you will learn: -Tips on submitting a comprehensive and complete supportive housing application to HRA -How to ensure your client receives an accurate Standardized Vulnerability Assessment or SVA -How to highlight important system features […]

Training: Medicare 101


Join this training for an overview of Medicare and how you can help your clients with their healthcare needs. The presentation will include the following: -What is Medicare and how to apply -What is Part A and Part B, what services it covers, deductibles, premiums -Medicare Supplemental Insurance Policies known as Medigap -Medicare drug coverage […]

Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health

At the end of the training, participants will be able to: • Understand the types of immigration statuses that patients/clients may have • Describe immigrant eligibility for benefits with emphasis on Medicaid or PRUCOL eligibility • Discuss the current immigration climate that patients/clients are facing and how to address their fears • Identify tools to […]

Training: Rental Arrears


This training introduces different types of rent arrears grants available to NYC tenants and explains eligibility requirements and the application process for one-time and ongoing rental assistance. Infused with practice tips, we will review: How can my client apply? What can I do to help my client’s application? What are other resources for rent arrears […]

Annual Convening: Opening Remarks and Essential Yet Undervalued – Addressing the Workforce Crisis Facing the Health and Human Services Sectors


The health and human services workforce has been under unprecedented strain throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the challenges facing these sectors and their staff did not begin 18 months ago. For decades, funding for this work has been stagnant, resulting in wages that do match the cost of living. Low wages for […]

Annual Convening: Coordinating Systems to Improve Support for Homeless New Yorkers Experiencing Mental Health Crises


New Yorkers experiencing homelessness have higher rates of serious mental illness than their housed counterparts and during times of crisis, often interact with multiple systems, including police, homeless services providers, mental health treatment teams, and hospitals. In this panel, we will hear from professionals working with this population––on the street, in shelter, in hospitals, and […]

Annual Convening: Keynote Address + #CLOSErikers, Then What? Ensuring Appropriate Health Care and Housing for Individuals Leaving Incarceration


As pressure to close the jails on Rikers Island continues due to ongoing safety concerns, now is the time to plan for the future to ensure people leaving incarceration, and those with criminal justice histories, have appropriate support and access to health care and housing in their communities. Our expert panelists work with justice-involved populations in various […]

Annual Convening: New York’s Medicaid 1115 Waiver Concept Paper and What it Means for You


In August, New York State requested $17 billion over five years to enable its Medicaid program to address racial and socioeconomic health disparities; expand funding for supportive housing and behavioral health care; ensure access to care for justice-involved populations; and increase direct investments in and involvement of CBOs and behavioral health providers. This session will: summarize the […]

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