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!

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  • SCAA Releases Report on Oral Health

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy released a report on how New York can implement better policies to prevent dental disease in children. The brief notes that dental disease is not only harmful to a child’s development, but is also very costly to the State. The report recommends protecting and expanding community water fluoridation, providing universal dental insurance, expanding dental services in schools, and expanding the use of community health workers.

  • SCAA Releases Brief on Childhood Oral Health

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy published an issue brief highlighting strategies to improve pediatric oral health. According to the brief, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease even though it is completely preventable. SCAA recommends implementing evidence-based strategies to address oral health, including: expanding water fluoridation programs; increasing access to preventive dental care; expanding dental services in schools; and developing a public health infrastructure to provide technical assistance and education at the state and local levels.
  • Smile! SCAA Launches Preventive Oral Health Initiative

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) published a policy brief, infographic, and fast facts highlighting opportunities for New  York to improve dental health.  These resources are part of SCAA’s new initiative, Keep NY Smiling, focused on creating stronger state-level policies to promote oral health and reduce the burden of dental disease.  

  • SCAA Reports on NY Budget Results

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    NY: Kate Breslin, president and CEO of the Schulyer Center for Analysis and Advocacy, published a blog post on New York’s final budget, highlighting the health coverage improvements.  The final budget includes provisions to: move forward with the Basic Health Program; protect consumers from out-of-network bills; and implement “aid continuing” protections for Medicaid managed care members appealing a denial of services.
  • SCAA Compares NY’s Executive and Legislative Budgets

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    NY: The Schulyer Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) released a news blast comparing New York’s Executive and Legislative budget proposals against SCAA’s policy priorities.  

  • SCAA President Testified in Support of Priorities Included in New York’s Proposed Budget

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    NY:  Kate Breslin, president and CEO for the Schuyler Center for Advocacy and Analysis (SCAA), testified  before the Joint Fiscal Committees on New York’s proposed executive budget. Breslin urged the Legislature to support: the Basic Health Program; consumer assistance programs; protections against out-of-network medical bills; and the elimination of Child Health Plus waiting periods. 

  • SCAA Releases Brief Highlighting Intersection of Priorities and NY Budget

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Advocacy and Analysis (SCAA) released a news blast reviewing  the intersection of Governor Cuomo’s 2014-2015 budget proposal and SCAA’s policy priorities. The analysis highlights the budget’s inclusion of the following health initiatives: language authorizing the Basic Health Program; protections against out-of-network medical bills; and funding for consumer assistance and the transition of foster care youth to Medicaid managed care, among other areas. 

  • 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. 

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