Deloitte comes together with the Partnership for New York City to help improve health and safety in New York.
While New York City works to contain the spread of COVID-19, as many as one-third of the 230,000 small businesses across its neighborhoods may never reopen. *Still, business leaders are confident that the city can remain a leading financial and commercial center. But how can the city attract and retain talent unless people have confidence that New York has the plans and resources to help improve public health and safety?
To help secure the city’s future, a Deloitte team from Consulting and Advisory, along with some dozen other firms, collaborated with the Partnership for New York City, a leading business organization, to draft a report, Toward a Resilient System of Health, that calls for a multisector approach to creating a more resilient system of health. The findings draw in part on Deloitte’s research and interviews not just with hospital and health workers, but also a range of business leaders, financial entrepreneurs, and government officials.
From the perspective of community well-being, the report recommends that the system of health prepare for a variety of scenarios and put in place a robust program of testing, tracing, and monitoring. Long-term, it recommends reorganizing delivery of care around community health hubs, potentially using telemedicine and local organizations to provide preventive services. This will require changes in funding and delivery of services and a commitment from providers to coming together to share data and coordinate efforts.
From an economic perspective, the report proposes a multisector approach, with leadership drawn from business, labor, academia, civic, and community sectors, as well as traditional health care. The report also recommends creating public-private partnerships to help design and implement solutions for immediate needs such as job training, hiring, small business relief, affordable housing, renewable energy, and digital infrastructure.
To help secure the city’s future, Deloitte Consulting LLP, along with some dozen other firms, collaborated with the Partnership for New York City,
a leading business group, to draft a report that calls for a multisector approach to creating a more resilient system of health.
With the help of Deloitte Consulting LLP, the report developed a clear set of recommendations that include action steps related to the creation of:
- Small Business Restart & Recovery Clearinghouse
- Health Innovation Partnership
- Education Innovation Partnership
- A job council
- Cross-sectoral problem-solving sessions
Deloitte looks forward to serving as a resource on the suggestions outlined in the report and supporting public-private partnerships that are striving to advance the recovery and reinvention of the city and greater New York region.
*Matthew Haag, “One-third of New York’s small businesses may be gone forever,” New York Times, August 3, 2020.