Ali joined the public relations team at CDPHP in 2011 and is currently the director of public relations. In this role, she works closely with members of the press and public to communicate key information about CDPHP, as well as the health care industry as a whole. A self-described recovering journalist, Ali spent nearly 10 years writing and delivering news stories for CBS6 News and WGY Radio. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science from SUNY Oswego.
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Choosing the right primary care doctor is an important decision, but it’s not always an easy one. That is why for the third year in a row, CDPHP is releasing its 2019 Top Doctors report, which details which primary care practices meet our plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction.
Yet another legislative session is coming to a close in Albany. The idea of a single payer health care system was much discussed this session, and will likely continue as a health care topic when the legislature reconvenes in 2020. When the debate resumes, let’s hope everyone takes a moment to examine the Realities of Single Payer, as outlined in this informational video.
Everyone deserves access to high quality health care. But a single payer system? That’s bad for New Yorkers.
The New York Health Act would wipe out our current system and replace it with a government-run, one-size-fits-all approach to care. Meaning, politicians and government bureaucrats decide what’s covered, and what’s not!
To learn more about the Realities of Single Payer, check out this podcast featuring CDPHP director of strategic communications, Ali Skinner.
Ernesto Acosta’s family is still rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Despite the destruction back at home in Puerto Rico, the medical student – who hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon – remains focused on his studies at Albany Medical College where he is the proud recipient of the John H. Carter scholarship, established in honor of the late Dr. John Carter, a founder of CDPHP.
Dr. Anthony Malone is no ordinary pediatrician. In addition to being designated a breastfeeding-friendly practice, his office, CapitalCare Pediatrics on Hoosick Street in Troy, NY, a division of Community Care Physicians, P.C., is also certified in car seat safety. But beyond the “warm and fuzzies” new moms get when they enter Dr. Malone’s office, there is special attention being paid to one of the nation’s most pressing health care issues.
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter, and undoubtedly, one of the most popular artists of the decade. She’s won 10 Grammys, a record 23 Billboard Music Awards, and is one of the best-selling musicians in history. More than just a pop sensation who came along with the right look at the right time, her talents have landed her in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. Oh, and she’s a decorated philanthropist who routinely donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to worthwhile causes.
Yet, despite all of the accolades and good deeds, Swift can’t escape her “Reputation” for boyfriend hopping or getting mired in “Bad Blood” with music icons like Kanye West and Katy Perry.
When it comes to negative press overshadowing good intentions, health plans can relate.