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Is your school still relying on 911 to address student mental health issues?

Posted March, 5 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at Children’s Defense Fund – New York. On February 5, 2018, Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDFNY) released a new report related to the health needs of and services available to displaced students—namely homeless children and unaccompanied immigration children. The report included survey results from […]


Register Now for HCFANY’s Annual Winter Meeting!

Posted January, 8 2018 by Taylor Frazier

Join HCFANY for our upcoming annual winter meeting this Thursday, January 11 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Please register here. Highlights will include: Keynote address by Ron Deutsch, Executive Director of the Fiscal Policy Institute on tax reform and its implications for […]

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Assembly Holds Hearing on Immigrant Access to Health Care

Posted December, 21 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Guest post by Claudia Calhoon, MPH, Director of Health Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition. On Wednesday, December 13, the Assembly Committee on Health, the Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Taskforce, and the Assembly Taskforce on New Americans convened a public hearing on Immigrant access to healthcare.  Coverage 4 All, a campaign of Health Care For […]


Action Alert: Sign-On Letter to Congress to Renew CHIP

Posted December, 14 2017 by Taylor Frazier

Follow up to “We expect our children to complete their homework on time. Shouldn’t we expect the same from Congress?” posted on November 8, 2017. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as Child Health Plus in New York, expired 75 days ago on September 30. Together, Child Health Plus and Medicaid cover […]