More than half a million New Yorkers reported needing medical care in the past 12 months, but not receiving it.
The Affordable Care Act, or health care reform, is intended to increase access to health care, promote prevention and, in the process, reduce unnecessary costs of treatments for preventable conditions or diseases. According to the NYC Health Department, 11% or over 800,000 of New Yorkers didn't receive needed medical care in 2007. The Fund for Public Health of New York (FPHNY) is working with the NYC Health Department to implement a number of large-scale projects that promote prevention, increase access to care and control health care spending by better managing diseases or, in the best case, preventing these unnecessary diseases from occurring in the first place. Click on the links below to learn more about the projects that FPHNY works with the NYC Health Department on to promote quality health care for all New Yorkers.