Welcome Jimmy Ha, Director of Provider Operations, Asian Community
Jimmy Ha has joined ACP as Director of Provider Operations, with responsibility for building and fostering relationships with providers and IPAs in the Asian communities, particularly in Queens, Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Jimmy has spent nearly a decade working in Provider Relations, previously having built an Asian Provider Network through various IPAs and assisted with the expansion of Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) programs outside the five boroughs.
Jimmy holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in business management from Stony Brook University.
He will work alongside Luis Ramirez, who is responsible for Provider Relations for Hispanic and all other providers.
How Healthy is Your Borough?
Manhattan held its position as New York City's healthiest county, at No. 11, in the 2017 County Health Rankings by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.
Queens moved up three notches to No. 14 and Kings County was No. 33, a 19-spot improvement over the previous year, Staten Island advanced two spots to No. 24.
The Bronx finished 62nd out of New York’s 62 counties, as it has in all eight years the rankings have been published. The Bronx ranked last in four of the six categories - Physical Environment, Social & Economic Factors, Clinical Care, and Quality of Life – and 58th for Health Behaviors and 47th for Premature Death.
According to the study, the Bronx improvements are: violent crime is down, mammography screenings are up, and residents are doing more to forego the need to visit hospitals.
Upstate Saratoga County took the top spot for the second year in a row.
Deadline Nears for 2017 Financial Sustainability Survey
As your lead PPS in New York State’s DSRIP program, ACP is required to assess the Financial Sustainability of all network physicians and providers on an annual basis.
Zika - Still a Major Threat
It’s been more than a year since the Centers for Disease Control issued the first warning about travel to the Caribbean because of the Zika virus. Although it has been out of the news for the last few months, Zika continues to pose a huge threat to New York City Latinos, many of whom travel frequently to Zika-infested areas like Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
“Escabeche” is the Spanish word for “pickle”. It could be a fish, chicken, rabbit, pork, or vegetable dish — easy, delicious and good for you! This dish is great year-round and can be served hot or at room temperature. Available in Spanish here.
"Since early childhood, I was encouraged to finish everything on my plate. My mother would invariably say, without batting an eye: “Are you about to throw away all that food? Don’t you know that there are kids your age starving in Biafra?”