New York City Mayor Eric Adams announces COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced his administration’s COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force.
The task force, a commission, unprecedented in its diversity, will advise the administration on long-term, comprehensive policies around health equity and health access.
The task force is made up of approximately 40 leaders from a wide variety of sectors, recognizing that to be effective, the task force must include a wide range of voices whose sectors, taken together, are instrumental in a speedy, effective recovery.
It will also build a healthier, stronger, and more equitable city for all New Yorkers. The task force will meet monthly over the next year.
“We cannot build a just and prosperous recovery for all New Yorkers without bringing together and listening to experts and community leaders from across the city,” said Mayor Eric Adams.
“The COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Task Force bring not only the best minds together to build a speedy recovery, but a lasting one. I’m grateful to the co-chairs and members for bringing their time and ideas to the city as we work towards this shared goal,” he added.
“I’m thrilled to have leaders from every corner of New York City as part of our COVID-19 Recovery Roundtable and Health Equity Taskforce,” said First Deputy Mayor Lorraine Grillo.
“Thank you to everyone who has joined this effort, I’m looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work developing long-term policies to guide our city through a just and equitable recovery.”
“Assembling a group of leaders, advocates, and practitioners from 11 different fields, ranging from the disability community to the tech sector and the faith-based community will yield an inclusive conversation on how we can continue on the city’s path to an equitable recovery,” said Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom.
“We look forward to an engaged, sustained, and productive dialogue with the task force in service of building a stronger and more equitable city for all New Yorkers.”