It’s that time of year again – time for statewide advocates for the health of children, youth and families to gather in Albany for HCFANY’s Children, Youth & Families Task Force Spring Meeting.
There is a full day planned to hear important policy updates and the health care implications of New York’s 2014-2015 budget, share resources, and chart a course for universal coverage for all children in New York. Several funders will be present to share their perspectives, panel-style, on upcoming priorities for the health of children and families. And, advocates will present the first CYF Task Force Children’s Health Champion Award.
When: May 28, 2014; 10:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Albany, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut Street Register for our meeting here.
It’s an opportune time for advocates to come together. The first open enrollment period ended in the middle of April, and while the numbers are still coming in, an estimated 100,000 children are newly covered in Medicaid and Child Health Plus. Enrollment in Medicaid and CHP will continue throughout the year, with more opportunities to enroll every last New York child in health care. And, the recently enacted 2014-2015 NYS Budget offers new opportunities to improve the health of children and their families.