HealthCare Merchant profile: Visit CIDNY to the GA Health Expo 2018 on 3/20/2018

We welcome CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY , to the Go Africa Health Expo 2018 in Greenwich Village  @  9 West 8th Street, New York, NY 10011,  between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 03/20/2018 from 10am – 7pm.

CONTACT: please register at http://goafricahealth.com/ or via Eventbrite https://goafricahealthexpo2018.eventbrite.com

Or email info@goafricahealth.com or call 646-502-9778 Ext. 8003 to the attend or to request further  information.

About CIDNY: 

CIDNY’s Action Network (CAN) is made up of people with disabilities who come to CIDNY for individual services, as well as others who care about justice and equality for people with disabilities. We have monthly meetings where we learn about disability issues, practice advocacy skills, and plan activities to create change. CAN volunteers testify at public hearings, attend housing rallies, and meet with state legislators. Find out more about what it means to be part of CAN. If you subscribe to our email list, you will get Action Alerts about urgent disability issues. You’ll be given a sample email to send or talking points for a phone call to your legislators or other policy makers, and with one click, your message will go to the right email addresses. You can also find major federal laws CIDNY supports, tips on how to be an effective advocate, contact information for letters to the editor, the status of any state bill, and much more.

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (or LTCOP) is a federal advocacy program dedicated to protecting people living in long term care facilities. In New York State, the Office for the Aging operates LTCOP through its Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman https://ltcombudsman.ny.gov/Volunteers/Volunteers.cfm.

The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of four hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents.

The New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman has chosen CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY http://www.cidny.org/ to manage the program for New York City. CIDNY was chosen because it had over 35 years of success advocating for people with disabilities.

 

Sincerely,

Mary Jane Wolper

 

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteer Coordinator

CIDNY-Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY

841 Broadway, Suite 301, New York, NY 10003

Email: mwolper@cidny.org

Phone: 212 812-2913

What is CIDNY’s Consumer Action Network (CAN)?

CIDNY’s Action Network is made up of people with disabilities, as well as others who care about justice and equality for people with disabilities. Each of us brings our experience, our strengths and our energy to monthly meetings where we plan activities, learn about disability issues, and practice advocacy skills. Throughout the year, we take action steps to create change, such as:

  • Attending public events to find out whether they are accessible.
  • Sending email messages and letters to lawmakers asking them to vote for or against bills that matter to people with disabilities.
  • Meeting with state and city government officials to explain how their decisions affect our lives.
  • Testifying at public speak-outs about health insurance and special education.
  • Together we can change how the government, businesses, and others in our community treat people with disabilities.

For more information about CAN or to get on our mailing and phone lists, please contact Monica Bartley, Community Outreach Organizer, 646-442-4153 or mbartley@cidny.org, or join online.

 

Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman