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Latest Healthfirst news posted on LinkedIn

Posted Apr 24, 2024

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Black Maternal Health Week

Susan Beane, MD FACP, Executive Medical Director at Healthfirst, discusses the steps Healthfirst is taking to help Black mothers connect to more resources to achieve better health outcomes in this post.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness is in March, but year-round, we encourage providers to work with patients 45 years or older to get screened as soon as possible. Read more in this LinkedIn article from Healthfirst’s Deborah Hammond, MD.

In addition, these provider tips can help to help increase colorectal cancer screenings.

Healthfirst Lobbies for Continuous Medicaid Coverage for Children

Medicaid recertification has led to many New York families falling off the program's rolls, particularly Hispanic children, says Dr. Maja Castillo, assistant vice president and pediatric medical director at Healthfirst

The below post features Dr. Castillo in a 5-minute video discussing the importance of protecting access to care for our youngest New Yorkers.