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Former NYS Sen. Kemp Hannon Leads New State of HOPE Healthcare Series

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The School of Health Professions and Human Services is launching a new lecture and discussion forum that will bring together practitioners, leaders, and scholars to examine current and emerging issues and trends in healthcare.  Called the State of HOPE (Healthcare Opportunities and Policy Exchange), the series will be moderated by former New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, who was recently appointed the school’s health policy fellow.

The inaugural event, “On Examining the Social Determinants of Health,” will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019, 9-11 am, at the Hofstra University Club. Registration is required. Watch the livestream.

“Frankly, people aren’t satisfied with the current state of the healthcare system, but once you get beyond ‘we’re not too happy about it’ and into ‘what should we do about it?’ there is such a diversity of opinions that we really want to address,” said Hannon, who represented Nassau County’s 6th District for almost 30 years. “People in the greater Hofstra community, from Riverhead to Manhattan, can participate and add their voices.”

Friday’s event will focus on how policy creation influences the patient experience and the collaborative efforts that can help improve equitable access for all.  Featured speakers include:

  • David Nemiroff, LCSW, President and CEO, Long Island FQHC
  • Ram Raju, MD, Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island

 “We are delighted that the Honorable Kemp Hannon has joined HPHS as our health policy fellow. He brings with him decades of experience as an active leader in the New York State legislature, including as chair of its Senate Health Committee,” said Holly Seirup, dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services (HPHS).  “Kemp’s vast knowledge and record of successful leadership makes him an invaluable resource to the HPHS faculty, students, and administration, and we have already seen the impact of Kemp’s work through the development of the State of HOPE series.” 

To learn more about the State of H.O.P.E. series, read an interview with Kemp Hannon in the Hofstra Health Advocate

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