NEW YORK, January 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — MetroPlusHealth, New York City’s high-quality, affordable health plan, has launched its annual Lunar New Year celebrations to herald the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on 22nd of January. from January 14th to February 12thThe events will honor the city’s Asian and Asian American residents and provide festive and fun experiences for residents and visitors of all ages.
New Yorkers are invited to visit any of the eight MetroPlusHealth offices in the five boroughs to pick up complimentary red envelopes, a traditional gift symbolizing well wishes and happiness for the year ahead. Also beginning January 19The Flushing Community Office will be displaying a 6ft tall golden rabbit statue for families to photograph and enjoy.
Residents can now visit the following locations during regular business hours February 12th pick up red envelopes:
- Flushing Community Office – 136-13 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, New York 11367
- Jackson Heights Parish Office – 92-14 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, New York 11372
- Bronx Parish Office – 959 Southern Blvd, bronxNew York 10451
- Brooklyn Community Office – 2221 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11212
- Staten Island Parish Office – 238A Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10302
- Queens Center Mall – 90-15 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst – 79-01 Broadway, Queen’s, New York 11373
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Governor – 227 Madison St, Manhattan, New York 10002
During the month-long program, the city comes alive with events ranging from family carnivals to cultural festivals and parades. MetroPlusHealth representatives will be on site during these events to answer questions about access to care and health insurance, and to enroll residents in a plan for the New Year.
“MetroPlusHealth has a proud history of serving the AAPI community and we are excited to be a part of the Lunar New Year celebrations,” said Talja SchwartzMD, President and CEO of MetroPlusHealth. “The Year of the Rabbit symbolizes longevity, peace and prosperity, which we hope all New Yorkers will experience in the coming year. I wish everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year a safe and healthy celebration.”
“On behalf of the 2.4 million inhabitants of Queens‘The World’s Borough,’ I thank MetroPlusHealth for its many contributions to our city’s Lunar New Year celebrations.” said Donovan Richards Jr.President of Queens District. “MetroPlusHealth recognizes that the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit is an important occasion that warrants joyful celebration. Queens Appreciates MetroPlusHealth’s commitment to honoring the AAPI community through its special programming to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I hope everyone has a great time celebrating this wonderful holiday and has a happy and prosperous year ahead.”
“MetroPlusHealth has a proactive history of delivering culturally competent healthcare New York City’s immigrant communities, including in my district where MetroPlusHealth has worked to remove stigma that creates barriers to accessing health care in the AAPI community,” said Sandra UngeNew York City Councilor for District 20. “One of the hallmarks of the Year of the Rabbit is longevity, so I can’t think of a better time to encourage Asian Americans to take control of their long-term health.”
according to a current analysis by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), AAPI is the fastest growing and most diverse racial group in the city, representing more than 30 different ethnic groups and speaking more than 50 languages.” Unfortunately, AAPI residents can face health barriers to providing care , especially when trying to access mental health services. MetroPlusHealth is working to break down these barriers.
MetroPlusHealth employees are culturally sensitive and fluent in more than 40 languages. They are as diverse as the great city in which we operate. MetroPlusHealth is committed to making healthcare more affordable, affordable, modern and personalized to meet the needs of communities across the five boroughs.
To learn more about MetroPlusHealth and its initiatives, visit http://www.metroplus.org. Watch our Lunar New Year Greeting video here.
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