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Kari as Rising Star

We are thrilled that Schuyler Center’s own Kari Siddiqui has been recognized by City and State Magazine as a Rising Star in Albany. Since joining Schuyler Center in 2014, Kari has led our child welfare work, emerging in recent years as one of New York’s most knowledgeable and passionate advocates for improving the state’s child…

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Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy and the Center for Children’s Initiatives respond to the Governor’s proposed Enhanced Middle Class Child Care Tax Credit

Governor Cuomo issued a press release on January 5, noting it was the “3rd Proposal of 2017 State of the State,” that aims to make child care more affordable for middle class families.  The Governor is correct in that “too many parents have to sacrifice working to build their families’ financial future because affordable, high-quality…

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Schuyler Center and United Hospital Fund report on value-based payment for children highlighted

Schuyler Center and United Hospital Fund report on value-based payment for children was highlighted in the Fall/Winter edition of UHF’s newsletter.  The article contains a quote from Schuyler Center President and CEO that underscores the importance of the report and of creating value-based payment models for children in Medicaid: “Effectively caring for children and putting…

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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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