Council Member Levine to Chair Oversight Hearing on Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity

**FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY**

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Contact: Jake Sporn // 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

New York, NY - Tomorrow, NYC Council Member Mark Levine will hold his first hearing as chair of the Council’s Health Committee, conducting oversight over the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Center for Health Equity (CHE).

While the overall health of New Yorkers has improved over the last decade, inequities in outcomes and access to quality care persist between different racial and ethnic communities, income levels, and zip codes. Chair Levine and his colleagues will focus on the Center’s efforts to address issues such as the racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality rates, the economic disparity in asthma rates, the premature death rate in high poverty communities, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.  

WHERE: 250 Broadway, 14th Floor Committee Room

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