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Patient Protection Oversight Committee



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’

Administrative Building

   3500 Sunrise Highway, Building 200

  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.


The Patient Protection Oversight Committee was created in 2013 by the Suffolk County Legislature to assist vulnerable residents with accessing needed health care services.


The 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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