BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ AND ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE NEW AGREEMENT BETWEEN MONTEFIORE AND EMPIRE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD

Montefiore Health System and Empire BlueCross BlueShield have announced a new multi-year agreement, which will focus on improving access to quality and affordable healthcare in The Bronx and across New York, and will feature several outreach initiatives and community partnerships, such as nutrition services, a mobile health unit, and more. “The new multi-year agreement reached…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOLDS A VIRTUAL INTERFAITH SERVICE IN HONOR OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

On Monday, January 18, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a virtual interfaith service honoring the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in conjunction with the Trinity Baptist Church and BronxNet Television. The event included remarks from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, New York…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ CALLS ON UNITED HEALTHCARE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH MONTEFIORE

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Amy Martinez, a concerned Bronx resident, to call for United Healthcare to come to the negotiating table with an agreement to keep Montefiore Health Systems in their network. United Healthcare’s and Montefiore Health Systems’ contract expired as of January 1, 2021, leaving patients…

BP DIAZ RELEASES ‘COMMUNITY LAND TRUST REPORT’

On Monday, December 21, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Community Land Trust Report” highlighting the importance of the Community Land Trust (CLT) as an invaluable tool to help promote and improve positive outcomes for the borough’s most disadvantaged residents. CLTs are nonprofit, community-based organizations designed to ensure community stewardship of land,…