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EmblemHealth to Host Virtual Monkeypox Town Hall

August 31, 2022, 11:30 am12:30 pm.

NEW YORK, NY— EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, will join advocacy groups and community leaders Wednesday, August 31 at 11:30 a.m. to host a virtual Monkeypox Virus (MPV) educational town hall.

The webinar is open to the public and will feature physician experts from EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) answering frequently asked questions and concerns about MPV symptoms, testing, vaccines, and prevention. GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis) and other community leaders will join these clinical experts to discuss the impact on the LGBTQ+ community and how to ensure the city’s virus response prioritizes vulnerable communities while decreasing the stigmas and racial disparities associated with the disease. Register here to attend.

What: EmblemHealth’s Virtual Monkeypox Virus (MPV)– Educating and Supporting our Communities– Town Hall


  • Clinical and population health experts from EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians
  • New York City Council Member Crystal Hudson (Brooklyn, D35), who is a member of the council’s Health committee and co-chair of the LGBTQIA+ Caucus
  • Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) organization

When: Wednesday, August 31 @ 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: REGISTER HERE. You will receive a link to join the event after you register


As New York state officials recently reported the first child infected with the MPV in New York City, and vaccination disparities remain a cause for concern across the country, EmblemHealth’s webinar will focus on educating and supporting disproportionately affected communities during this ongoing public health emergency.




About EmblemHealth

EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, with 3.2 million members and an 80-year legacy of serving New York’s communities. The company offers a full range of commercial and government-sponsored health plans to employers, individuals, and families, as well as a community-based medical practice and convenient, free community resources. As a market leader in value-based care, EmblemHealth partners with top doctors and hospitals to deliver quality, equitable and affordable care. For more information, visit emblemhealth.com.