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 To Host Annual Policy Forum on Income Inequality

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy will host its Annual Policy Forum on January 13th. The forum will focus on confronting income inequality and feature the mayors of Ithaca, Albany, and Rochester as keynote speakers. Registration is available now.

  • SCAA Hosts Webinar on Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy hosted a webinar on the Department of Health’s Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives. The Collaboratives are part of the State’s Maternal and Infant Health Initiative to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for high-need women and families in target communities and reduce racial, ethnic and economic disparities in those outcomes. 

  • 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.  

  • KidsWell NY To Host Webinar on Connecting Families to Coverage

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) and Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) will co-host a webinar on March 7, 2014 about connecting families to coverage.  Presenters from the New York State of Health (NYSOH), New York’s State-based Marketplace, will discuss the importance of health coverage for families and discuss enrollment procedures and available consumer assistance.  SCAA also developed a newsletter article template with enrollment instructions for families.

  • SCAA Releases Toolkit with Former Foster Care Youth Resources

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) released a toolkit with resources for enrolling former foster care youth in health coverage.  The toolkit, which includes presentations, FAQs, a fact sheet, and newsletter article templates, is intended to educate stakeholders about the former foster care youth provision; explain how the provision is being implemented in New York; and encourage outreach to eligible youth.

  • Webinar Alert! SCAA to Host Webinar on Outreach Strategies for Former Foster Care Youth

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) will host a webinar on November 20th on effective outreach and engagement strategies to educate former foster youth about coverage options under the ACA.
  • SCAA Held Webinar on New Insurance Options for Foster Care Youth

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health and the Office of Children and Family Services, held a webinar on October 28th to review the new health insurance options for foster care youth beginning on January 1, 2014. The webinar specifically focused on the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which allows youth who left foster care at age 18 or older to enroll in and receive Medicaid coverage until age 26, regardless of income. Access to health and mental health services is critical for youth transitioning out of the foster care system and SCAA is working to inform stakeholders about the provision.  
  • Get the Facts! SCAA's CEO was featured on WCNY Podcast about Exchanges

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    NY: Kate Breslin, CEO of Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA), was featured on a WCNY Podcast highlighting the importance of health insurance for low-income children and the positive impact NY’s Marketplace will have on low-income families. Ms. Breslin also previewed SCAA’s November 7th Annual Policy ForumGrowing Up in Poverty in America: A Call to Action.
  • KidsWell New York Responds to Exchange Open Enrollment Kick-Off!!

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    NY: The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy’s (SCAA) President and CEO Kate Breslin issued a statement  on launch of the New York Health Exchange Marketplace in which she noted that Marketplaces are, “a smart way to strengthen families and communities across the state.”


    Health Care For All New York (HCFANY) launched its new website in celebration of the kick-off of the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The new website includes health policy resources, the HCFANY blog that provides health policy updates, a story bank that features personal stories from New Yorkers and a list of upcoming HCFANY events.


    Community Service Society of New York (CSS) posted an infographic that provides insight on the new health insurance options available starting January 1st, including information on how to apply and enroll for coverage through the new Marketplaces.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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