The Schuyler Center works with government, providers and advocates to improve access to high-quality physical, dental, and behavioral health services. This is especially important for New York’s most disenfranchised residents, particularly related to New York’s implementation of health care reform and redesign of the Medicaid program. These significant system changes provide unique opportunities for low-income families and foster care youth to get health coverage and care that includes important mental health screenings and care, oral health services, and physical screenings and treatment.
- Build on the success of New York’s public health programs, including Medicaid and Child Health Plus (CHP) to ensure robust coverage and access to benefits and providers that meet the full array of their physical, behavioral, and oral health care needs.
- Expand and support the mental health care workforce.
- Improve access to high-quality health, mental health and dental health care for children and families in the child welfare system.
- Analyze data and propose public health and prevention strategies that will bend the curve.
- Fundamentally change the living conditions, care and treatment for people with psychiatric disabilities who live in adult homes.
Federal Health Reform:
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House of Representatives proposes to radically restructure Medicaid and cut billions of dollars from the program. Compounding the uncertainty, Congress must act later this year to provide funding to keep the Child Health Insurance Program solvent (which is the Child Health Plus Program in New York). What exactly is being proposed and what will happen next? What actions can you take to educate Members of Congress on how these programs keep children healthy and thriving?
HCFANY’s brief webinar, Activating Your Networks to Protect Children’s Health Coverage, presented by the Schuyler Center, Community Service Society and Children’s Defense Fund, NY to help you and your membership learn about what is at stake and how you can activate your network to protect health insurance coverage for children. June 9, 2017
What Does the American Health Care Act Mean for Children and Families and the Programs that Serve Them? March 21, 2017 – Webinar presented by Kate Breslin, Schuyler Center President and CEO (Slides Only)
Protect Medicaid and Child Health Plus, March 2017
Delivery System Reform Resources:
What Does Value Mean From a Child Perspective? October 6, 2016
Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services, a report by Schuyler Center and United Hospital Fund that proposes value-based payment models for children in Medicaid. The report notes that, “Given the increased recognition of how profoundly social determinants of health (including Adverse Childhood Experiences) affect childhood development and adulthood health and social productivity, payment models need to consider how to motivate and support attention in this area.” July 13, 2016
Overview of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), a presentation by Kate Breslin. September 10, 2014
Overview of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), May 2014
Other Health Resources:
This infographic shows what he Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal program for children, looks like in New York.
HCFANY Annual Meeting: An Overview. July 2015.
Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2015-16 Executive Budget Health/Medicaid Budget Hearing. February 2, 2015. Submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is up for reauthorization: why this is important, and what CHIP means for New York. September 29, 2014
Connecting Families to Coverage, a webinar on the importance of health insurance for families, enrollment procedures, and consumer assistance. Also see the PowerPoint presentation from the NYSOH and webinar slides. Mar. 7, 2014
Countdown to Coverage: A newsletter article template about the Affordable Care Act, geared for the early care and learning community. Feb. 26, 2014
Quick Sheets – Children and Families and the Affordable Care Act:
Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Ruling a Major Win for America’s Children, a fact sheet by First Focus