By Briana Philemy
Mayor Eric Adams has named CUNY Chancellor Felix V Matos Rodriguez to his new Covid-19 Recovery Roundtable Health and Equity Task Force. The group is made up of more than 40 stakeholders from various sectors and backgrounds.
“I am thrilled to be part of Mayor Adam’s COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force, representing the community of nearly 300,000 students, staff and faculty. of CUNY at 25 campuses and offices across all five boroughs, and to help its administration chart a prosperous and more equitable course. future for our beloved city,” Rodriguez said in an email to The Chronicle of Queens.
the the Chronicle The article said the mayor and his committee would focus on New York’s health and economic recovery.
They will meet monthly for the next year to build a stronger, healthier New York City.
“We cannot build a just and prosperous recovery for all New Yorkers without bringing together and listening to experts and community leaders from across the city,” the mayor said in the newspaper. the Chronicle item.
Roundtable members come from a variety of industries. These include healthcare and community associations, religious organizations, and technology and communications companies.
In addition to the gradual transition to a “new normal” that is on display, this initiative offers leaders the opportunity to reconsider public health infrastructure in various business sectors, including restaurants, entertainment and tourism.
It will also highlight the effects of an inequitable distribution of healthcare resources to low-income, vulnerable, and disadvantaged people—who are part of the labor force—on NYC’s growth and development. These longer-term equity goals that will be established by the task force will manage and promise to further mitigate disparities in public health and services.
Over the past two years, our community has sought a sense of normalcy. New Yorkers have done their best to reclaim the life that existed before face masks, mass vaccination and social distancing were needed. Data from The New York Times shows that there was a to diminish in infection rates.
But there remains a need to address the enduring policies that impact New Yorkers’ access to health and relief resources in general.