Event

Health and Racial Equity Convergence: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

February 21, 2024

On Wednesday, February 21, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, hosted an in-person event exploring how meeting social needs can improve overall health. The event focused on how addressing social needs, such as access to healthy food and green space, can improve chronic disease outcomes and address racial patterns of health and social inequalities.

This event was of interest to leaders in public health, research, community development, city planning, and the health care industry.

The event is part of a series, “Reimagining Public Health for NYC,” hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.”

Event Details

Date & Time
February 21, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
(Coffee and networking preceded the event; reception followed.)

Location
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Auditorium
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY
In-person event only.

Audience

This event was open to the public.

Media

This event was open to the media. All remarks were on the record, with the recording to be made available afterwards. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at Ellen.Simon@ny.frb.org.



Agenda
Agenda
4:00pm-4:05pm Welcome

Tony Davis, Director of Community Outreach and Health, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
4:05pm-4:20pm Opening Remarks

Dr. Michelle Morse, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Emily Engel, Director, Bureau of Social Care and Community Supports, New York State Department of Health
4:20pm-5:10pm Panel: Leveraging Partnerships and Investing Upstream to Address Racialized Patterns of Health and Social Inequities

Moderator: Dr. Ese Oghenejobo, Acting Executive Director, Office of Healthcare System Strategy and Accountability; Director of Healthcare Payment and Financing Initiatives, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Commissioner Molly Wasow Park, Acting Commissioner, NYC Department of Social Services

Dr. Machelle Allen, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Bay Ouma, Community Health Worker, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Tutu Badaru, Assistant Director, Food Access Initiatives and Partnerships, GrowNYC
5:10pm-5:25pm Q&A

5:25pm-5:30pm Closing Remarks

Dr. Michelle Morse, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



Speakers

Dr. Machelle Allen
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals


Tutu Badaru
Assistant Director
Food Access Initiatives and Partnerships, GrowNYC


Tony Davis
Director of Community Outreach & Health
Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Emily Engel
Director
Bureau of Social Care and Community Supports, New York State Department of Health


Dr. Michelle Morse
Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Dr. Ese Oghenejobo
Acting Executive Director, Office of Healthcare System Strategy and Accountability; Director of Healthcare Payment and Financing Initiatives
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Bay Ouma
Community Health Worker
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


Molly Wasow Park
Acting Commissioner
NYC Department of Social Services


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