Upcoming Presentations

WEBINAR: Activating Your Networks to Protect Children’s Health Coverage

Medicaid and Child Health Plus.  Together these programs provide health insurance coverage for over 2.1 million New York children.  Because of these two programs, 97.5% of children in the Empire State have insurance.  That rate has never been higher.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House of Representatives poses a very real threat to that success by proposing 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 (known as Child Health Plus in New York).  Many are wondering:  What exactly is being proposed and what will happen next?  What actions can we take to educate Members of Congress on how these programs keep children healthy and thriving?

On Friday, June 9, join the Children, Youth and Families Task Force of Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) from 1:00 – 1:30 pm for a webinar, Activating Your Networks to Protect Children’s Health Coverage.  The Schuyler Center, Community Service Society and Children’s Defense Fund, NY have collaborated on this brief program to help you and your membership or networks learn about what is at stake and how you can act to protect health insurance coverage for children. 

Register here for this important program.

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Archive Presentations

June 25, 2015 – Health Care for All New York Annual Meeting
Lauren Tobias, Schuyler Center’s Director of Policy, presented on the payment and delivery system reform of four NYS health initiatives (NYS Prevention Agenda; State Innovation Health Plan [SHIP]; Medicaid’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment [DSRIP]; and the Program and Population Health Improvement Program).

May 13, 2015 – National Commission on Hunger
Kate Breslin, Schuyler Center’s President & CEO, testified before the National Commission on Hunger with recommendations for using existing programs to combat hunger and food insecurity in New York and across the country.

January 13, 2015 Policy Forum – New York’s Cities: Confronting Income Inequality
Schuyler Center’s 2015 policy forum featured comments from Mayors Svante Myrick of Ithaca, Kathy Sheehan of Albany, and Lovely Warren of Rochester as well as remarks from Mike Konczal from the Roosevelt Institute and Schuyler Center’s Kate Breslin. Each mayor spoke about the impacts of income inequality on their cities, as well as strategies to address and mitigate the effects of poverty. Mr. Konczal’s remarks placed the discussion within the broader economic context, and Kate Breslin discussed the impact on child poverty.
For more on Schuyler’s work, please see our 2015 Legislative Priorities.

August 19, 2014 WebinarMaternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives (MICHC)
Schuyler Center presented a webinar with representatives from the New York State Department of Health to explain the Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives (MICHC) program. These collaboratives are designed to maximize resources, support innovation and build the evidence base for public health outcomes for high-need women and infants. The webinar reviewed the goals of the program and how the work of the collaboratives is progressing. View the webinar here. For additional information, also see the MICHC PowerPoint Presentation from the webinar and a list of MICHC Programs by County.

August 11, 2014 WebinarCommunity Engagement in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP)
On behalf of Medicaid Matter NY (MMNY),  Schuyler Center hosted a webinar, Community Engagement in the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program, featuring Jason Helgerson and Greg Allen.  The webinar recording and slides are now available on the MMNY website at

June 27, 2014 WebinarHome Visiting Financing: Practical Applications from the Blending and Braiding Toolkit
The Schuyler Center Home Visiting Work Group and the Early Childhood Advisory Council hosted a webinar, Blending and Braiding Home Visiting Home Visiting Funding Streams, Practical Applications from the Tool Kit.  View the webinar here.   View the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied the webinar here.

Audio of Pre-K Elements Conference Call  May 8, 2014:


January 29, 2014 Presentation – Extending Medicaid Eligibility to Former Foster Care Youth, given at the workshop, “ACA Provision: Medicaid to 26 for Former Foster Care Youth” during the New York Public Welfare Association Conference.

November 20, 2013 Webinar – Extending Medicaid Eligibility to Former Foster Care Youth: Outreach and Engagement Strategies
A Schuyler Center webinar on the Affordable Care Act and the Former Foster Care Youth Provision: Outreach and Engagement Strategies. PowerPoint presentation that accompanied the webinar.

October 28, 2013 Webinar – Extending Medicaid Eligibility to Former Foster Care Youth
The Schuyler Center hosted a webinar on the Affordable Care Act provision which allows Former Foster Care youth to enroll and maintain Medicaid coverage until the age of 26 regardless of income. The webinar and accompanying Powerpoint is available for viewing by clicking here.

October 16, 2013 Webinar  Birth to Eight: An Outcome Based Framework for School Readiness and Reading by Third Grade
This year nearly one-third of all New York 4th graders tested “well below proficient” on the state’s English Language Arts (ELA) exam. In some high-need Districts 50% to 70% tested at this level. Failure to read proficiently by 3rd grade is predictive of serious future academic problems. Watch the Schuyler Center’s recent Birth to Eight webinar by clicking here to explore this issue further. PowerPoint slides used in the webinar are here.

October 7 – 11, 2013 Webinars for Virtual Oral Health Week
The October 7 – 11 , 2013 Virtual Oral Health conference provided informational sessions for a wide variety of community partners, oral health and medical practitioners and health departments about new initiatives, best practices and the latest research on oral health. Click on the webinar titles in the PDF calendar here to view the webinars.