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EmblemHealth Wraps Up its Series of Citywide Health and Wellness Expos in Brooklyn

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Members of the Victory Music and Dance Company perform before the crowd at the EmblemHealth Healthier Futures Health and Wellness Expo in Brooklyn (Source: EmblemHealth)

EmblemHealth Wraps Up its Series of Citywide Health and Wellness Expos in Brooklyn

EmblemHealth Wraps Up Annual Health Expos in Brooklyn


Brooklyn, NY EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health insurers, was joined by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (N-Y9), New York City Council Member Darlene Mealy (NYC-41), New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie (NYS-20), and New York State Assembly Member Latrice Monique Walker (NYA-55) along with other community leaders to wrap up its Healthier Futures Health and Wellness Expos for 2022. The annual expos, which featured health screenings, vaccinations, community services, and family-friendly entertainment were held over the summer and early Fall in the Bronx, Queens, Connecticut, and Brooklyn. By bringing the doctor's office directly to residents, the expos provided thousands of community members with care and critical information on how to get affordable ongoing health care services, access to food, flu vaccines, and wellness resources.


"At EmblemHealth, we are bringing care straight to the heart of the neighborhoods we proudly serve," said Beth Leonard, EmblemHealth's Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. "Our expos raise health awareness and provide people opportunities to keep up with medical checkups, update their vaccinations, and learn about measures to improve their overall health and wellness."


As people return to a sense of routine, the expos provided the community with access to essential healthcare resources that might have been delayed during the height of the pandemic. EmblemHealth created its annual health and wellness community expos in 2021 to help eliminate barriers to care by bringing healthcare access deeper into New York City neighborhoods.


Medical professionals from AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) were on site to provide flu vaccines and health screenings for issues such as asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care center (EHNC) representatives were onsite to provide services and awareness regarding the free healthcare resource hubs located throughout the five boroughs. And Mount Sinai was on hand to schedule members for both breast cancer and prostate screenings.


"AdvantageCare Physicians understands that to have an impact on public health, we must meet people beyond the walls of our medical offices," said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer of ACPNY. "We care for the communities we serve because we are a part of them."


EmblemHealth will host its Healthier for the Holidays events later this fall and winter. More information will be available on emblemhealth.com in early November.


Find photos from our October 8, 2022, event in Brooklyn below.

EmblemHealth CEO Karen Ignagni is joined in Brooklyn by WBLS Radio Host Dr. Bob Lee, City Council Member Darlene Mealy, State Senator Zellnor Myrie, Assembly Member Latrice Walker, AdvantageCare Physicians Chief Medical Officer Navarra Rodriguez, MD, a representative for Mount Sinai, EmblemHealth Vice President George Hulse, and EmblemHealth Community & Corporate Engagement Director Anne Marie Adamson-Serieux. (Source: EmblemHealth)

Member of Congress Yvette D. Clarke addresses the crowd with EmblemHealth Vice President Hulse, Dr. Bob Lee, Assembly Member Walker and Council Member Mealy on hand. (Source: EmblemHealth)

Brooklyn residents take part in receiving haircuts at the EmblemHealth Wellness Pavilion Tent (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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