New York City is making it easier for residents to take advantage of health-related services, including free yoga and fitness classes.
In addition to offering the free classes at more than 500 yoga studios and fitness centers in the city, New York Health Partners is developing a program that lets residents take advantage and pay for services at a community-supported business (CSB).
In this way, New Yorkers can choose their own private health care provider and pay by the hour, or by the day, or even monthly.
In New York, the CSB program has been around since 2011, but has only been available to people with medical insurance, said Beth Lutz, the executive director of New York Community Health Partners, which owns a number of community-based health clinics in the City.
In contrast, the NYC Health Partners program will offer CSBs to anyone with insurance who enrolls in the program, Lutz said.
“It’s not about being rich.
It’s about making it affordable for people to have access to health care,” she said.
“There’s no reason why you can’t have health care at a reasonable cost and at a quality.”
The NYC Health Partnership program, which was created in partnership with New York University’s Center for the Study of Health Equity, aims to reduce inequality in health care access.
It includes health-focused workshops and a “living room” for patients to interact and network with one another.
In addition, the group will also offer a variety of wellness-focused services, such as yoga classes and acupuncture clinics.
New York Health and the New York Department of Health will jointly launch the NYC CSB initiative on Monday.
According to the New Yorker, New Yorks health department and NYC Health plan to provide CSB training at the beginning of the year.
New York’s program is also being rolled out at some of the city’s largest public hospitals, such that residents can use the Csb program to pay for their own health care, including dental care.
The NYC Csb is the first public health program that offers both private and public health care.
The program aims to bring affordable access to essential health care to the poorest residents in New York.