Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy is a statewide, nonprofit, policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies to improve health, welfare and human services for all New Yorkers, especially those who are poor or vulnerable. Since 1872, the Schuyler Center has served as a voice for social and economic justice and policies that work for children, people living in poverty, and persons who are chronically ill and disabled in New York State. See below for more information about SCAA’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • KidsWell New York Held Meeting on ACA Implementation

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    NY: Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), in collaboration with the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), hosted a Children Youth and Families Task Force meeting on June 7th to provide an update on ACA implementation efforts in New York. Sherry Tomasky, Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the New York Health Benefit Exchange, presented an update on the Exchange’s implementation and outreach and enrollment efforts. Martine Apodaca, Director of the Public Education Campaign for Enroll America, presented an overview of New York’s uninsured population and health insurance messaging option strategies. The meeting’s materials and additional information about the Task Force are available on HCFANY’s website.
  • KidsWell NY, CA, & CCF Held Webinar on ACA Extension of Medicaid Coverage for Foster Care Kids

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    NY, CA, & CCF : KidsWell New York and KidsWell California, in collaboration with the Georgetown Center for Children and Families (CCF), held a state partner webinar to provide an overview of the ACA provision that will extend Medicaid coverage to foster children up to 26 years of age. In addition, the webinar discussed how to develop messaging and outreach strategies for state advocates and agencies to help enroll foster children into coverage. The webinar featured Tricia Brooks of CCF, Brooke Lehamn of Childworks, Bridget Walsh of Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), and Leigh Cobbs of Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY). Additionally, Children Now released a one-pager outlining the current statues in place limiting Medicaid coverage to California foster children and potential solutions. 
  • SCAA Publishes an Overview of the 2013-14 NYS Budget

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy published an overview of the New York State 2013-14 budget that the Legislature passed on March 28th. The budget included provisions to assist the state in implementing the ACA, including: premium assistance for individuals eligible for Family Health Plus; consumer protections relating to individuals with out-of-network coverage and the Navigator program; the development of a workgroup to study a basic health program; and consumer assistance funding for Community Health Advocates. 
  • New York Advocates Hold Emergency Coalition Call and Publish Recommendations on ACA Implementation in State Budget

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    NY: Health Care For All New York held an emergency coalition call on March 11th to discuss ACA implementation issues addressed in the New York State 2014 FY budget, including key issues on Medicaid Expansion and the Exchange. The call agenda included a breakdown of budget priorities by Elisabeth Benjamin and Carrie Tracey of Community Service Society, and various legislative advocacy activities, such as organizing a sign-on letter, attending a legislative press event, and calling important legislative officials.  In addition, the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy published its recommendations on the budget.

  • SCAA Says, "NY, Make Sure that Our Health Care System Protects Consumers!"

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    NY: Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, presented testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committee on the 2013-2014 Executive Budget on Health and Medicaid issues in the state. 
  • The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Released Policy Recommendations to Improve Child and Family Well-being

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     NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy released a report listing various policy recommendations to New York’s policy-makers to improve child and family well-being in 2013. 

  • The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy Announced a Policy Forum on Improving the Well-being of Children and Families

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy announced that a policy forum on improving the well-being of children and families will be held on November 29, 2012. Guest Speakers include Professor Peter B. Edelman of the Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center.
  • SCAA was Highlighted for its Work on Early Childhood Development and Announced New Initiative to Educate Candidates on Children's Issues

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    NY: Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) CEO and President Kate Breslin was profiled in a Times Union article highlighting her background and the SCAA's work on early childhood development. In addition, SCAA announced Vote for KIDS New York, a non-partisan initiative to educate candidates on the importance of children’s issues. Resources from this initiative include four fact sheets highlighting meeting the needs of children and questions for individuals to ask candidates at town hall meetings and debates.
  • SCAA President Commented on ACA's Benefits to Children and Families

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    The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy’s President and CEO Kate Breslin was quoted in a Capitol Confidential “React-O-Mat” article highlighting the benefits New York children, families and individuals have and will receive from the ACA now that it has been upheld. Ms. Breslin notes that this is an important time that the state continues to focus on ensuring that children and families receive the full benefits of the law.
  • CYF Released Informational Guides on the ACA

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    The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Task Force, organized by the Community Service Society of NY (CSS), the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and the Children’s Defense Fund-NY (CDF-NY), released three Quick Sheets on how the ACA will affect: (1) children’s oral health; (2) children’s behavioral health; and (3) promoting “seamless” coverage.
  • KidsWell New York Partners Held Meeting on State-Based Exchange

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    The Children, Youth & Families Task Force of Health Care For All New York (HCFANY), in collaboration with the Children’s Defense Fund - NY, Community Service Society of New York, and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, held a meeting on May 9, 2012 in Albany. The agenda focused on the newly signed Executive Order to establish a state-based Exchange. In addition, Judy Arnold of the New York Department of Health will be featured as a speaker. Registration is available here.
  • SCAA Held Interactive Exhibit to Celebrate Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

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    The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy and other New York state advocates held an interactive exhibit by Invest in US and a reception to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week on May 7th and 8th. Speakers included Commissioner Michael F. Hogan of the New York State Office of Mental Health and Deputy Director Robert G. Grawley of the Council on Children and Families.
  • KidsWell New York Partners Held a Meeting to Discuss State-Based Exchange

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    The Children, Youth & Families Task Force of Health Care For All New York (HCFANY), in collaboration with the Children’s Defense Fund - NY, Community Service Society of New York, and the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, will hold a meeting on May 9, 2012 at 10:30am ET in Albany, New York. The agenda will focus on the newly signed Executive Order to establish a state-based Exchange. In addition, Judy Arnold of the New York Department of Health will be featured as a speaker. Registration is available here.

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