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Schuyler Center’s First Look at the NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s First Look is an initial assessment of New York State’s 2019-20 proposed Executive Budget and how it advances priorities that improve the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty. Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the Executive Budget and its impacts,…

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Highlights from Schuyler Center’s Sold-Out Policy Forum on Transforming Child Welfare

Schuyler Center’s December 13th policy forum, Transforming Child Welfare and Children’s Lives:  Proven Strategies that Strengthen Families, was a tremendous success. The sold-out crowd included advocates, providers, policymakers, foster care alumni, new friends and old. Speakers included Sheila J. Poole, Acting Commissioner of NYS Office of Children and Family Services; Linda S. Spears, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of…

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Schuyler Center’s Kate Breslin publishes article on the opportunity value-based payment for children presents for improving children’s health

Kate Breslin’s article, Opportunities to improve children’s health by focusing on value, appears in the Winter 2017 issue of Behavioral Health News. The article explains that New York’s transformation of its health delivery system presents a significant opportunity to improve children’s health and well-being, but cautions that it also could “further systematize underspending” on children…

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Schuyler Center 2016 Policy Forum

Seats are filling quickly for the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy’s December 13th Policy Forum on Innovative Approaches to Transforming Child Welfare Systems to keep children physically safe and provide them the best opportunity to thrive.  Join conversation with our speakers – Sheila Poole, Acting Commissioner of NYS Office of Children and Family Services; Linda Spears,…

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Reducing Poverty IS Economic Development | October 6, 2016

It is beyond dispute that economic development can be an effective way to fight poverty. So, too, longstanding anti-poverty programs have been proven to stimulate local economies. Yet, New York State has drawn a sharp demarcation between economic development and poverty reduction efforts, investing exponentially fewer resources into poverty reduction than into economic development, not…

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Schuyler Center and United Hospital Fund release new report proposing value-based payment models for children in Medicaid

Hot off the press!  The Schuyler Center, together with United Hospital Fund, is pleased to release Value-Based Payment Models for Medicaid Child Health Services, a report 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…

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New Data Snapshots Show the Need to Expand Home Visiting in Every County in New York State

Schuyler Center has created county data snapshots, Numbers Tell a Story: New York State Home Visiting County Data Snapshots, that highlight New York State’s failure to make a serious investment in home visiting despite its many proven benefits, including reducing rates of child maltreatment, and improving children’s health and educational outcomes. The snapshots show that…

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation

Over 1.5 million low-income students in New York rely on free and reduced-priced school lunches and almost 650,000 on school breakfasts for a portion of their daily nutritional intake during the school year.  When school lets out for the summer next month, more than 68% of those children will not receive summer meals.  Read Kate…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and is an opportunity to turn our focus—and our lawmakers’ focus—to ensuring that all of New York’s children are safe and are given a real chance to live happy, fulfilling lives.  Read Kate Breslin’s President’s Message here.

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