Healthfirst Launches 2017 Educational Leadership Breakfast Series

Honoring Outstanding Educators and School Leaders

NEW YORK, NY, April 20, 2017 – Healthfirst announces the launch of the 2017 Educational Leadership Breakfast series on Friday, April 21, at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn. This annual series recognizes educators and school leaders and the invaluable work they do to foster scholastic excellence in their respective districts.

For the third year in a row, Healthfirst will host a series of breakfasts throughout the five boroughs and on Long Island. Elected officials, community leaders, and invited guests will gather to celebrate the unwavering dedication of local superintendents, principals, parent coordinators, and parent leaders.

“The Educational Leadership Breakfasts honor and highlight the dynamic leaders in our community who educate, engage, and empower our children daily,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of Community Engagement. “Their active involvement and collaborative efforts are crucial in the vulnerable communities we serve.”

The 2017 Educational Leadership Breakfast series continues throughout the spring. Healthfirst has partnered with several elected officials: NYS Senator Roxanne Persaud, NYS Senator Kevin Parker, NYS Senator Leroy Comrie, NYS Senator Ruben Diaz, NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara, NYS Senator Jeffrey Klein, and NYS Assemblyman Phil Ramos.

For more information on Healthfirst community engagement events and initiatives, visit www.healthfirst.org.

About Healthfirst

Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.2 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Beginning in 2017, Healthfirst is offering Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.