Dominican honored for public health advocacy in US

Abraham is originally from Woodfordhill
Abraham is originally from Woodfordhill

Agnes M. Abraham, daughter of Samuel Joseph Abraham and Antoinette “Yeto” Abraham, originally from Woodford Hill has received the prestigious Marshall England Public Health Award from the Commission on the Public’s Health System at their Annual Gala hosted by Harlem Hospital (HHC), New York City.

Abraham is the Chairperson of Kings County Hospital Center’s Community Advisory Board and the Chairperson of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporations’ Council of Community Advisory Boards. The Community Advisory Boards serve as an oversight to the administrators of the hospitals and ensures that the patients’ voice and concerns are taken into consideration when policies are put into place and implemented.

The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is the largest public healthcare system in the United States and is the umbrella for 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six diagnostic and treatment centers, as well as clinics spread throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

HHC serves about 1.4 million patients annually. Its mission is to provide care for the residents of New York City regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status.

Abraham is a fierce health care advocate and is well respected by her peers and the senior administrators of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

The Commission on the Public’s Health System is a watchdog public policy organization that monitors activities as they pertain to health care delivery in the public health systems.

They have been stalwart advocates who serve as the “go-to group” for information and statistics regarding underserved communities of color and have conducted several needs assessments to present to government and non-government organizations in their quest to secure affordable, accessible and quality health care for all.




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  1. AJ
    May 8, 2014

    well done to God be the Glory ; congrats to you and keep looking out for those who are in need of medical care. May God continue to bless you. Your family in Canefield

  2. DA production
    May 8, 2014

    omg dats my aunt congrats :) :-D :) :-D :)

  3. joy
    May 8, 2014

    congrats ,Agnes we all struggle on white’s truck from Wesley and woodfordhill to go to PSS every morning on rough bumpy roads together ,but hard work and determination does pay off!!!!!!!

  4. NYC
    May 8, 2014

    Congrats!!!! Agnis you are a determine and strong person always fighting for the people just being around you and feeling all the positive energy makes me want to do more in helping others.this is from all your friends in Brooklyn .

  5. harry
    May 8, 2014

    Great Agie To God be the glory.

  6. May 8, 2014

    It so good to see people leave their homes village or country with the intention to achieve. Most of the time they do well. Dr Finn from Laplaine can attest to that. I am not sure if I know this fine lady although I think I do. But I know her people very well like her mom her sister Annelta, I can see the joy in their hearts. I want also to congratulate you on your achievements. Keep doing what you doing and the Lord will carry you through. I am happy for you. God bless you.

  7. Chris Parillon
    May 8, 2014

    Congratulations Agnes on your achievement. Well deserved. So proud of you my friend. To God be the glory.

  8. Florence Bertillia D
    May 7, 2014

    Oh my God ! ! ! I am so excited to see how much my determined friend has acheived over the past years !
    My friend Ag you have done perfect for yourself and family…..You have always depended on THE SOURCE and we know that HE does EVERYTHING well……..My Girl, continue to embrace Our Heavenly Father in your achievments………. Lovelovelovelovelooooooooovvvvvveeeee !

  9. Maria Wallace-Robin
    May 7, 2014

    I thank God for this great accomplishment in your life. Congratulations to you – My beautiful cousin, indeed I am proud of you.

  10. Carbons at Capuchin
    May 7, 2014

    Agnes we are so proud of you. Aunty Yeto must be on cloud nine. Congratulations from all of us at home. God bless!

  11. May 7, 2014

    Of course good news from woodfordhill, Way to go cuz. all our talent and potentials are out there. jealousy and greed killing our land. congratulations.

  12. Pondera
    May 7, 2014

    Excellent achievement!

  13. tia
    May 7, 2014

    congrats aunty keep it up

  14. Onlooker
    May 7, 2014

    Congratulations Agnes. Be proud of your achievements and continue to make a difference.

  15. daddy
    May 7, 2014

    Boy aunty and I could not be more proud of you continue your good works we love you always god bless you

  16. grell
    May 7, 2014

    Great job keep up the good work.

  17. Anonymous
    May 7, 2014

    congrats my dear i knew you would make it one day , your old friend green from christian musical school lol

  18. me
    May 7, 2014

    Congrats Agnes. Former PSS teacher

  19. papa met
    May 7, 2014

    great news

  20. wotty
    May 7, 2014

    Wow congrats my sister

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  22. THANKS
    May 7, 2014

    Wow congratulation my dear! Keep up the good job wootty one love!

  23. Oh Yes
    May 7, 2014


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