It was my second annual breakfast at PHANYC. As usual, I was among the early birds at the venue.
Panelists included Dr. Mary Bassett, New Health Commissioner of New York City ; Dr. Howard Zuker, ; The First Deputy Commissioner of Health New York State; Lois Uttley, Director of Raising Women’s voices; Jeffery LeFrancois, Chief of staff to council member Corey ohnson; and Richard Gottfield , Assembly member.
In her 10 minutes talk, Dr.Bassett appreciated the role of PHANYC in public health advocacy. She also mentioned the proposed budget cut for the Department of health “Under article 6, state department is considering to reduce the budget to the health department. Department may lose 5 million dollars. “ She also added to work on the Nurse Practitioner’s regulation. Responding to the question from Garcia, she applauded the role of district public health offices . she says,” I am the fan of policy intervention in the support of making healthy choices easier.” Addressing disparities in New York city. She stressed on engaging communities. Dr. Zucker stressed on the support for the NYS Prevention Agenda 2013-17.
It was great time engaging event. Lets see what is stored for us when new brains have already taken driving seat in setting up and implementing policies. Hope for the BEST!