From left to right: CSCS Executive Director Igal Jellinek; Ilene Margolin, SVP for Public Affairs at EmblemHealth; honorees Greg Johnson and Kathy J. Greenlee; and CSCS President William Dionne. Photo by Scott Wynn
NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2011) — The New York City Family Caregiver Coalition honored Kathy J. Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging, US Department of Health & Human Services, and Greg Johnson, Director of EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver Initiative, at its Sixth Annual Evening of Celebration of Caregiving, hosted by EmblemHealth. Ms. Greenlee was honored for her work advancing and promoting the health and independence of older Americans. Mr. Johnson was honored for his work raising awareness of the challenges faced by family caregivers and for his efforts to provide much needed resources and information. EmblemHealth is a founding member of the New York City Family Caregiver Coalition where Mr. Johnson served as co-chair for five years. Sponsored by the Council of Senior Centers & Services of NYC, Inc. (CSCS), the Coalition is comprised of over 200 members delivering vital services, education and support to family caregivers while raising awareness and advocating on behalf of its members.
A leader in the arena of family caregiving, EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver Initiative provides information and resources to help family caregivers manage the challenges and stresses of caregiving. Its resources for the public include a Caregiver Facebook page and a free, comprehensive resource guide, Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place to Start. A video version of its play “Caring for Me, Caring for You” is available to assist facilitators of support groups for family caregivers around the nation. The play illustrates one caregiver’s struggle to maintain her career while caring for her family and helping her parents cope with Alzheimer’s Disease.
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 2.9 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. We offer a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states.