Health is more than just healthcare. Kathryn will fight for the building blocks of a healthy, livable, and equitable city for all New Yorkers.
To address long-standing inequity and racial disparities in health outcomes that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, we need to systematically improve the conditions in which people live, work, and learn.
That means affordable housing, quality jobs, and clean air — but also improving access to regular, affordable healthcare. A healthy city is one where all New Yorkers get the care they need, when they need it.
Kathryn’s holistic approach will ensure that no New Yorker has to delay needed care due to cost or accessibility. Many of the highest need community districts are also health care deserts, lacking in healthcare facilities and professionals. We will work to close the coverage gap and expand telehealth and community-based approaches to bring care closer to you.
Every day, New Yorkers navigating healthcare and social services experience frustration and bureaucracy. We will take every step to improve this experience, because better access means better outcomes. Our plan will invest in coordinated systems and faster, easier benefits access that help residents stay connected to the services they need.
From targeted investments in mental health, a focus on the seriously mentally ill and young people, and proven community-based approaches to close the maternal mortality gap, we will prioritize dignity in care for all.
Leave no New Yorker without access to affordable, quality care
Create a unified and coordinated citywide healthcare system, leveraging both our critical public hospitals and private healthcare providers
Make it easier to access benefits and services
Close the maternal mortality gap
Address the growing mental health crisis with compassion and urgency
Enroll 100% of eligible NYers for SNAP benefits
Make the healthiest, most nutritious option the easiest option in every community
Health x Climate
— Planned Parenthood and NOW