President's Message

Our Wish for 2016: Strong Families, Healthy Children & Smart Investments

As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on our recent accomplishments on behalf of New York State’s most vulnerable residents – protecting the oral health of 14.5 million New Yorkers; financial, academic and other supports for 340 foster youth pursuing higher education; building a collaborative child welfare agenda; advising NYS Medicaid on how to integrate social determinants of health into payment reform initiatives; and continuing to expand pre-kindergarten across NYS.

Looking to 2016, the Schuyler Center’s passion and commitment to meaningful and lasting improvements in the health and well-being of New York’s children and families remain steadfast. In addition to fighting for better policies, we are working to focus the public and our policymakers on the challenges faced by those living in poverty and what we all can do to make a difference.

In the coming year, the Schuyler Center will focus its efforts on children in or at-risk of entering the child welfare system; children and families with special health care needs; and families struggling to make ends meet. As the disparity between rich and poor grows, impacting all of our public systems, we will continue to strive for public policies that benefit everybody, not just those who have money and power. For more detail about our 2016 policy priorities, go here.

Kate Breslin
President & CEO