The Suffolk County Department
of Health Services’ Patient Protection Oversight Committee will be discussing
The Consumer Assistance Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD), at its
next meeting in July.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at
Suffolk County Department of Health Services’
3500 Sunrise Highway, Building
Great River, NY 11739-9006
Administrative Board Room
- Michelle Bates, Program
Coordinator for the ABD, will discuss the ABD program, which opened in
October 2015 to provide education, outreach and enrollment assistance into
government-sponsored health insurance programs to those who are certified
blind, certified disabled or 65
years of age or older.
- Lauren Barlow, MS, RD, PHN
III, specialist in epidemiology with the Suffolk County Department of
Health Services, will present “CDC-Zika 101” and will provide the latest
information on the prevention, transmission, and symptoms of Zika virus.
- Overview of general
activity of the Patient Advocacy Unit
If you would like information about how to join this meeting
on a conference call, or there are specific items you would like to add to the
agenda, please call 631- 854-0337.
Media representatives who would like information or who plan
to attend the meeting are asked to contact Grace Kelly-McGovern at 631-854-0095.
Patient Protection Oversight Committee was created in 2013 by the Suffolk
County Legislature to assist vulnerable residents with accessing needed health
Consumer Assistance Program for the Aged, Blind and Disabled is overseen by the
Suffolk County Department of Social Services, which subcontracts with the
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) to provide in-person application
assistance at convenient locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties.
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