Peekskill, NY (October 21, 2013) – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), a not-for-profit, federally qualified health care system offering a range of medical services at its facilities throughout New York State, announced today that it will hold an open forum on Saturday, November 2 at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Peekskill, to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act, its impacts, and how to effectively register for the right health insurance option. Guest speakers will also offer expert insight, and help separate facts from fiction so patients are adequately informed and feel comfortable applying for coverage.
“Whether it is through our specific health services and programs, or taking the time to provide necessary information on how to enroll for the proper insurance package, our priority is making sure people have access to affordable health care,” said Anne Kauffman, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare. “We would like to thank the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, and the Westchester Community Foundation for their partnership and for helping to put together this great program. We welcome everyone in the Peekskill community to attend.”
The open forum is part of the health promotion project led by HRHCare in partnership with Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill Inc. (CHOP) and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (MOBC). Funding was provided in part by the Westchester Community Foundation.
For more information about HRHCare, the open forum and other aspects of the HRHCare health promotion project, please call Liz Phillips, 914-734-8612, or visit the HRHCare website, www.hrhcare.org.
Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. (HRHCare) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center. Founded in 1975 to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, NY, HRHCarehas grown to include:
– 24 health centers and mobile health systems delivering care throughout a 9 county region of New York to a culturally and racially diverse patient population of nearly 100,000, with more than 350,000 patient visits annually.
– A full range of services including family/internal medicine, women’s health care, pediatrics, dentistry, behavioral health care, optometry, podiatry, and nutritional counseling.
– An innovative organization structure that works to improve the health of communities through a network of partnerships: with businesses, social service organizations, housing cooperatives, food banks, farm workers alliances and community organizations.
For full information: www.HRHCare.org, or 1-800-84-HEALTH.
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