All children deserve to grow up in safe, nurturing and permanent families. The Schuyler Center proposes and promotes policies that advance or maintain effective, high-quality systems that serve at-risk families, prevent entry into the child welfare system, and improve child well-being for children who are in care.
The Schuyler Center promotes policies that secure or supplement a living wage. Nearly one in four New York children live in poverty; the rate is significantly higher in many New York City neighborhoods and several upstate cities.
The Schuyler Center works with government, providers and advocates to improve access to high-quality physical, dental, and behavioral health services.
A quarter of a million babies are born in New York each year. Nearly half are born to low-income families and over 100,000 are born to first-time mothers. The Schuyler Center places a priority on ensuring a strong start for all children and families.
Children with dental insurance receive more preventive services and pay lower out-of-pocket costs for care, but not all children have access to affordable coverage. Closing the Coverage Gap: Achieving Universal Dental Coverage for Children outlines an option to expand access …
Schuyler Center has submitted testimony to the Joint Fiscal Committees on Health/Medicaid, Elementary & Secondary Education, and Human Services. Our testimony is now up on our website.
Did you miss our policy forum? Video clips from Schuyler’s forum, New York’s Cities: Confronting Income Inequality, are now up on our website, including comments from Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and SCAA’s Kate Breslin. And …
SCAA releases a new report recommending policies New York can implement to prevent dental disease in children. Read Kate Breslin’s message about the importance of prevention and the opportunities to improve children’s health by preventing dental disease.
On January 21st, Governor Cuomo released his 2015-16 Executive Budget. Schuyler Center’s First Look is a preliminary review of what is new this year and how the budget compares to our policy priorities.