Sen. Duane Announces Public Roundtable on Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Thomas K. Duane, Chair



SUBJECT:       Patient-centered medical homes in New York State

PURPOSE     Discussion on how New York State can improve and strengthen the medical home model

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

250 Broadway, 19th Floor

New York City

        The patient-centered medical home model facilitates partnerships between individual patients, their families and their personal physicians.  In many cases, a patient-centered home can provide care that patients need in a manner that is both culturally and linguistically appropriate. To begin a dialogue around the issues of maintaining and developing patient-centered medical homes, Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, will hold a public roundtable on December 15th in New York City. 

            Among the topics to be addressed at this stakeholders meeting are the experiences of current patient-centered medical home initiatives across the state, their successes and challenges, of Department of Health initiatives to support patient-centered medical homes.  Ultimately, the goal of the roundtable meeting is to identify ways that the legislature can be helpful in strengthening the medical home model in New York State.  

            Persons invited to the roundtable should complete the roundtable reply form below and return as indicated as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, December 8, 2009.  It is important that the form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.

            Invitees who would like to submit materials for consideration at the roundtable should submit their information along with the reply form as soon as possible.  Fifteen copies of materials should be submitted at the roundtable registration table.  All written documents, should be e-mailed (as a Word or PDF document) before the hearing or as soon as possible after the hearing to: Allison Jacobs,         

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Senate works to make their facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities.  For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Senate and Assembly facilities and activities.

            Questions about this hearing may be directed to Denise Soffel of the Senate Health Committee at 212-633-8052 or



Persons invited to present materials at the public roundtable on “Patient-centered medical homes in New York State” are requested to complete this reply form by Tuesday, December 8, and mail, email or fax it to:

Alison Jacobs

New York State Senate

433 Capitol, Albany, NY 12247

(t) 518-455-2630, (f) 518-426-6703



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