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Amanda Peden 
Community Service Society of New York 


Thursday, November 6 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Hall 
85 Chestnut Street
Albany, NY 11210

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Children, Youth & Families Task Force

Fall 2014 Meeting 


Please join us for the Children, Youth and Families Task Force Fall Meeting in Albany on:

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Fall in the air means boots on the ground for children's health! It's an exciting time for children's coverage and access to care in New York. Hundreds of thousands of children enrolled during the first year of the NY State of Health. Now, we need to work together to close final gaps in coverage and make sure those children have access to high quality care!

The meeting will feature a special presentation by Jason Helgerson, New York's Medicaid Director, about how the State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program (DSRIP) will impact children. We'll also hear policy updates related to children's coverage and discuss our best strategies for closing the coverage gap in year two of the NY State of Health Marketplace!


Welcome and Introductions

Election Update – Where Do We Stand Now (Jessica Wisneski, Citizen Action)

Closing the Gap for Children’s Insurance

  • Child Health Insurance Reauthorization (Andrew Leonard, Children's Defense Fund - NY)
  • Children’s Oral Health (Bridget Walsh, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy)
  • Coverage for Immigrants (Lorraine Gonzales, Children’s Defense Fund - NY)

Closing the Gap - Discussion

 The Impact of DSRIP on Children’s Access to Health Services

  • Guest Speaker: Jason Helgerson, Medicaid Director, New York State Department of Health