Health and Human Services

Queens teen’s speech to Congress: YMCAs are powerful
Queens teen’s speech to Congress: YMCAs are powerful
News Queens Courier Staff 4/20/2013 at 12:34PM

As 14-year old Kayla Brathwaite sat on a train heading to the nation’s capital, she rehearsed the speech she would give in front of Congress. Brathwaite, a resident of Ozone Park and a student at Park East High School in Manhattan, spoke in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services [...]

Women’s health coverage improved
News Alexa Altman 8/09/2012 at 11:53AM

Forty-seven million women just got healthier. On August 1, preventive benefits for women, including breast and pelvic exams, HPV and HIV testing, gestational diabetes screenings and contraceptives became available, co-pay free, to all insured women. “I think it’s great,” said Pauline Compton, an accountant from Bayside. “I think all women should be entitled to co-pay [...]