Healthfirst, CAIPA and New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital (NYP-LMH) Join Forces to Fight Asthma In Asian-American Communities

NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2014 – Healthfirst, the Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) and NYP-LMH: Chinese Community Partnership for Health announce their partnership to host a community health fair on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00am-1:30pm at CAIPA Social Daycare Center, 1933 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214.
Attendees will receive important information on how to prevent and control asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, and nutrition, as well as helpful tips for prevention of the flu. Free flu shots and health screenings for blood pressure and COPD will be offered.
“We are proud to partner with CAIPA to provide this educational forum in an effort to reduce the occurrence of asthma in the Asian-American community,” said Susan Beane, MD, Healthfirst Vice President and Medical Director. “We are committed to making sure our members and neighborhood residents in the areas we serve have access to necessary resources for maintaining good health.”
For more information on Healthfirst, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than one million members in downstate New York. Created in 1993 by a consortium of the region’s health systems, Healthfirst’s operating model strives to achieve quality outcomes and member satisfaction through collaboration with its extensive provider network and community organizations.
Healthfirst offers a comprehensive selection of free and low-cost health insurance options for individuals and families at every stage of life, including government-sponsored health plans such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Advantage, Managed Long Term Care, as well as commercial plans, such as Healthfirst Leaf Plans. We treat our members with the same care and attention we give our own families.
For more information on Healthfirst, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
About Chinese American Independent Practice Association, Inc. (CAIPA)
Established in 1998, CAIPA is a provider network organization that offers residents of New York City, particularly Asian-Americans, a group of high-quality and cost-effective multi-specialty doctors to help them manage their health and well-being. CAIPA has over 600 members and affiliated professionals serving over 300,000 residents in the Asian-American communities.
About New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital-Chinese Community Partnership for Health (CCPH)
Established in 1993, the goal of the Partnership is to offer preventive healthcare services and health education programs to the Chinese community, especially to elderly residents and to newly arrived immigrants who are not yet comfortable with the English language or the American healthcare system. For twenty years, the CCPH has been providing free healthcare services to this underserved community. Our bilingual, culturally sensitive outreach team visits schools, community organizations, and senior centers to address their specific health needs. For more information please call our hotline at 1-212-312-5740.
Contact:
Laura Vialva
(212) 801-1451
LVialva@healthfirst.org

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