GNYHA and LegalHealth, a division of the New York Legal Assistance Group, will host an eviction prevention training on September 17 as part of its Social Determinants of Health Learning Series.

The training will focus on New York State’s eviction moratorium, which was issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium prevents New Yorkers for being evicted for any reason and is set to expire on October 1 if not extended. The training will review tenants’ rights, current housing court processes, and resources for patients who express concerns about losing their housing. This information can help health care providers, social workers, care and case managers, and other staff who are working to help patients mitigate economic hardship, increased risk of homelessness, and other health-related social needs as a result of the pandemic.

The training will be conducted by attorneys from LegalHealth, the nation’s largest medical legal partnership, which provides free legal assistance to New Yorkers who are experiencing serious or chronic health problems and financial hardship.

About the Social Determinants of Health Learning Series

The Social Determinants of Health Learning Series helps members learn about research, public health, and community-based organization and health care provider perspectives and experiences in addressing social needs such as housing, food, financial, and job insecurity. Ongoing population health initiatives emphasize the need to address patients’ non-health care needs as part of comprehensive strategies to improve community health while reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving performance on quality measures. The series is part of GNYHA’s broader member support on assessing and addressing social determinants of health.

A recording of the webinar can be found here.