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EmblemHealth Celebrates Back-to-School with Events Across New York City and Long Island

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EmblemHealth Celebrates Back-to-School with Events Across New York City and Long Island

EmblemHealth provides thousands of families with school supplies and access to onsite health care



EmblemHealth Public Relations Office | Email: press@emblemhealth.com

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Volunteers gather as part of EmblemHealth Back-to-School Events (Source: EmblemHealth)

New York, NY –As children and families prepared for back to school, EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health insurers, held a series of Back-to-School events for families and communities across New York City before the start of the school year.

"Back-to-school is both exciting and stressful for families across New York City. When gathering school supplies, clothing, and other needs, health can take a backseat, "said Beth Leonard, EmblemHealth's Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. "Let's ensure the whole family is up to date with their healthcare needs and prepare our children for a successful school year.”

During the events, EmblemHealth and its community resource center EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care (EHNC), provided children and families with free backpacks, school supplies, care packages, and fun activities headed into the 2022 school year. In total, EmblemHealth distributed over 15,000 School Bags and 7,500 School Kits.

EmblemHealth's 14 Neighborhood Care centers (EHNC), located throughout the New York City Metro Area and Long Island, provide free in-person and virtual services to all community members, offer health education and wellness classes, and connect individuals and families to community resources to address social determinants of health (SDOH). As part of the back-to-school giveaways, families also meet with AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) pediatricians to ask questions in preparation for September and beyond.

Members and non-members can visit our Neighborhood Care locations to take advantage of our health and wellness classes, resources, and face-to-face support. Local elected officials, including New York City Council Member Farah Louis, New York State Senators Roxane Persaud, Julia Salazar, Zellnor Myrie, Kevin Parker, Luis Sepulveda, Zellnor Myrie, and Jamaal Bailey, along with New York State Assembly Members Kairines Reyes, Jamie Williams, Latrice Walker, Catalina Cruz, and Crystal Hudson and community groups joined in distributing school supplies, food, and health resources.

For more information on how to stay healthy in the new school year, see EmblemHealth's preventative health guidelines on our website.

Back-to-School Event outside of Atlantic Terminal (Source: EmblemHealth)

Back-to-School event at One Police Plaza (Source: EmblemHealth)

About EmblemHealth

EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, with 3.2 million members and an 80-year legacy of serving New York’s communities. The company offers a full range of commercial and government-sponsored health plans to employers, individuals, and families, as well as convenient community resources. As a market leader in value-based care, EmblemHealth partners with top doctors and hospitals to deliver quality, affordable care. For more information, visit emblemhealth.com


About AdvantageCare Physicians

AdvantageCare Physicians, one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in the New York area, provides quality, personalized care that is focused on the whole patient. With more than 40 medical offices across the five boroughs and Long Island, serving more than half a million patients. AdvantageCare Physicians takes a team-based approach to care where physicians work with nurses, social workers, nutritionists, behavioral health specialists and other professionals. Visit acpny.com to learn more.


About EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care

With 14 locations across New York City and Long Island, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care provides in-person and virtual customer support, access to local resources, and free programs to support community health and wellness. Each Neighborhood Care location features Customer Care Navigators who live in the communities they serve, ensuring that they can help customers navigate barriers to health in a personalized way. For more information, call 800-447-0752 or visit emblemhealth.com/neighborhood.

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