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New York State Senate Honors Reverend Jeanette J. Phillips, Founding Mother of Hudson River Health Care

Peekskill, NY – One of the Founding Mothers of Hudson River Health Care – a network of 43 nonprofit community health centers in the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City – was recognized Monday in Peekskill by State Senator Peter Harckham and Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey. Reverend Jeanette J. Phillips received a proclamation in her honor from the New York State Senate in recognition of her lifetime of service and pioneering contributions to community-based health care in New York State. The proclamation was considered by the full State Senate in February and presented to Reverend Phillips Monday at […]

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Hudson River Health Care and Wölffer Estate Vineyard Host Long Island’s First Sustainable Rosé Tasting to Benefit Suffolk County Agricultural Workers

SAGAPONACK, NY — On Thursday, June 6, over 150 guests attended the Hudson River Health Care Foundation’s (HRHCare) annual Honoring the Hands benefit at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY. The event raised over $50,000 to provide increased health care access for the region’s agricultural workers and their families. It was a picture-perfect evening for guests as they enjoyed some of Long Island’s finest sustainably-produced rosés, locally-sourced foods, and live music. The evening included tours of HRHCare’s mobile health center, tours of Wölffer, a wine-tasting notes matching game, and the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming. “We’re committed to providing […]

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NYS Attorney General Letitia James Visits Community Health Action of Staten Island to Discuss Opioid Crisis

STATEN ISLAND, NY – On Monday, May 20, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, Richmond County District Attorney Mike McMahon, and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo visited the Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI) for a round-table discussion on the opioid crisis. CHASI, a member of Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), has offered programs that support recovery for individuals living with substance use disorder on Staten Island for over 30 years. “The opioid crisis is devastating communities throughout our entire state,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “In order to tackle this crisis, we must take legal action […]

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Hudson River Health Care and Wölffer Estate Vineyard to host Long Island’s First Sustainable Rosé tasting to Benefit Suffolk County Agricultural Workers

SAGAPONACK, NY — On Thursday, June 6, the Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) Foundation will kick off summer at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack with their fifth annual Honoring the Hands event. Guests are invited to enjoy an incredible evening, featuring some of Long Island’s finest sustainably-produced rosés, locally-sourced foods, and live music. Guests can challenge themselves to a tasting notes matching game and tour Wölffer and HRHCare’s mobile health center, all while learning about sustainable wine production and supporting local agricultural workers and their families. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the finest rosés and […]

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NYS Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor Visits HRHCare Dover Plains Health Center

DOVER PLAINS, NY – On Thursday, April 25, Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R), representing New York’s 105th Assembly District since 2012, toured The HRHCare Dover Plains Health Center. Led by HRHCare Chief Operating Officer Allison Dubois, the tour gave the Assemblyman a chance to see the Dover Plains facility and learn more about the high-quality primary and preventive health services that Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) delivers in Eastern Dutchess County. “HRHCare plays an important role in the Dover Plains community,” said Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, 105th NY Assembly District. “HRHCare provides education and care for our residents, which was […]

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Suffolk County Legislator Samuel Gonzalez, Jr. Visits HRHCare Brentwood Health Center

BRENTWOOD, NY – On Tuesday, April 23, Legislator Samuel Gonzalez, Jr. (D), elected in March to represent Suffolk County’s 9th Legislative District, visited the HRHCare Brentwood Health Center, operated by Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare). Led by HRHCare Deputy Executive Officer and CFO Jim Sinkoff, the tour gave the Legislator a chance to see the state-of-the-art facility and learn more about the high-quality primary and preventive health services that HRHCare delivers in Brentwood and at its nine other health centers throughout Suffolk County. “I was happy to have toured the HRHCare Brentwood Health Center,” said Legislator Samuel Gonzalez. “Investing in […]

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Hudson River Health Care Awarded Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grant

YONKERS, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) has been awarded a $1M grant from the NYSDOH Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Program. HRHCare will use these funds over a five-year period to launch a comprehensive SRAE initiative in Yonkers, targeting low-income youth through after-school and community-based summer programming. Through the Making a Difference! initiative, HRHCare will deliver medically-accurate, evidence-based programming to provide young people with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and teen pregnancy. This programming, integrated with sexual risk avoidance strategies, will consist of activities designed to encourage […]

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New York State Legislature Honors Rev. Jeannette J. Phillips, Founding Mother of Hudson River Health Care

Albany, NY – Reverend Jeanette J. Phillips, one of Hudson River Health Care’s Founding Mothers, was honored by the New York Legislature today in the State Capital. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef sponsored a resolution in the Assembly, and Senators Jen Metzger and Peter Harckham sponsored a proclamation in the Senate to recognize Rev. Phillips’ achievements in improving access to quality health care services in under-served communities across the Hudson Valley. The legislators also spoke on the floors of their respective houses to honor Reverend Phillips’ life’s work.  In 1975, Reverend Jeannette J. Phillips launched Hudson River Health Care’s (HRHCare) flagship health […]

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HRHCare Offers Free Lifestyle Change Classes for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Pomona

Peekskill, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is pleased to announce the launch of free Life Style Change- PreventT2 classes for type 2 diabetes prevention in Peekskill, Yonkers, and Pomona. One in three American adults has prediabetes, making the need for prevention more relevant than ever.  The Lifestyle Change Program is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and your peers. These small group sessions will meet once a week for an hour and are completely free of charge, though advanced registration is required. […]

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American Heart Association Names HRHCare CMO as Co-Chair of New Community Impact Committee

Peekskill, NY – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare) is pleased to announce that HRHCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sophia McIntyre has been named Co-Chair of the American Heart Association’s new Community Impact Committee. This committee is tasked with building a culture of health in the Westchester community, while improving cardiovascular health for all. The Community Impact Committee, or CIC, is a standing committee of the Westchester American Heart Regional Board and is responsible for advising the Board on local and statewide health issues related to cardiovascular disease, and on programs it supports or initiates. After completing a local needs assessment […]

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