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2014 NYSHealth Enrollment and Outreach Grantees

With the advent of health reform, there is a high need for direct assistance and face-to-face support to help individuals complete health insurance enrollment applications. To engage uninsured New Yorkers and help them enroll in coverage, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is funding community-based organizations that serve as trusted messengers to their communities for outreach and enrollment activities. Learn more about NYSHealth's range of outreach and enrollment efforts and watch firsthand video accounts from newly-insured New Yorkers who received enrollment assistance through the NYSHealth-supported Enrollment Network.

Need help finding the right health insurance? Learn more about our 2015 enrollment network.

 

2014 NYSHealth Enrollment Network

NYSHealth is funding a statewide enrollment network of community-based organizations that are in a position to reach populations known to be uninsured at disproportionately high rates and that are strong candidates for insurance enrollment. To date, NYSHealth has awarded grants to the organizations listed below.

Capital District

  1. The Pride Center of the Capital Region
    Albany, NY
    518-462-6138
    www.capitalpridecenter.org
    Counties covered: Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady
     

Central New York

  1. ACR Health
    Syracuse, NY
    800-475-2430
    www.acrhealth.com
    Counties covered: Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, Jefferson, Oswego
     
  2. PEACE, Inc.
    Syracuse, NY
    315-470-3300
    www.peace-caa.org
    Counties covered: Onondaga
     

Finger Lakes

  1. Action for a Better Community
    Rochester, NY
    585-325-7550 ext. 341
    www.abcinfo.org
    Counties covered: Monroe County
     
  2. Trillium Health
    Rochester, NY
    585-545-7200
    www.trilliumhealthny.org
    Counties covered: Monroe, Ontario, and Steuben counties
     

Hudson Valley

  1. Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.
    Elmsford, NY
    914-592-5600
    www.westcop.org
    Counties covered: Westchester, Putnam, Rockland
     

Long Island

  1. Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
    Melville, NY
    516-483-1110 
    www.hwcli.com
    Counties covered: Nassau, Suffolk
    Luis & Carmen's Story: Covered for Their Health (VIDEO)
    couple getting enrolled in Obamacare
     
  2. Long Island GLBT Services Network
    Woodbury and Bay Shore, NY
    516-323-0011
    www.liglbtnetwork.org
    Counties covered: Nassau, Suffolk
     

New York City

  1. Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
    212-271-7200
    www.callen-lorde.org
    Boroughs covered: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
    Ben's Story: Covered and Composed (VIDEO)
    Ben video screenshot
     
  2. Center for Children’s Initiatives
    212-929-7604
    www.centerforchildrensinitiatives.org
    Boroughs covered: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
     
  3. Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
    212-379-6988
    www.cbwchc.org
    Boroughs covered: Brooklyn, Manhattan
     
  4. Henry Street Settlement
    212-766-9200
    www.henrystreet.org
    Boroughs covered: Manhattan (Lower East Side/Chinatown)
     
  5. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
    212-744-5022
    www.lenoxhill.org
    Boroughs covered: Manhattan (East Harlem)
     
  6. Make the Road New York
    718-727-1222
    www.maketheroad.org
    Boroughs covered: Brooklyn, Queens
     
  7. Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York 
    212-343-1771
    www.rocny.org
    Boroughs covered: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
     
  8. Center for Frontline Retail
    646-490-5925
    www.facebook.com/FrontlineRetail
    Boroughs covered: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
    Jerome's Story: Coverage for The Future (VIDEO)
    Jerome video screenshot
     
  9. Urban Health Plan *
    718-589-2440
    www.urbanhealthplan.org
    Funding provided by the Altman Foundation
     
  10. South Asian Council for Social Services *
    718-321-7929
    www.sacssny.org
    * Funding provided by the New York Community Trust
     

Ambassadors for Coverage 

NYSHealth is supporting the Ambassadors for Coverage program through a grant to Empire Justice Center, which has selected 21 organizations to raise awareness about health insurance options in communities throughout New York State with high rates of uninsurance.

These Ambassadors conduct outreach, educate consumers about their options, encourage people to take the steps necessary to obtain health care coverage, and connect eligible New Yorkers to organizations that can help them enroll in an insurance plan.

Capital District

  1. Adirondack Health Institute
    Glens Falls, NY
    518-480-0111
    www.adirondackhealthinstitute.org

    Counties Covered: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington

  2. Centro Civico
    Amsterdam, NY
    518-842-3762
    www.centrocivico.org
    Counties covered: Montgomery, Fulton, Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rennselaer

Central New York

  1. Alternatives Impact
    Ithaca, NY
    607-273-4611
    www.alternatives.org/impact.html‎
    Counties covered: Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins
     
  2. Child Care Solutions
    Syracuse and Auburn, NY
    315-446-1220 (Syracuse), 315-446-1220 ext. 0 (Auburn)
    www.childcaresyracuse.org
    Counties covered: Onondaga, Cayuga
     
  3. Cortland County Community Action Program
    Cortland, NY
    607-753-6781
    www.capco.org
    Counties covered: Cortland
     

Finger Lakes

  1. Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
    Rochester, NY
    585-546-3440
    www.cccsofrochester.org
    Counties Covered: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne
     
  2. Mental Health Association
    Rochester, NY
    585-325-3145
    www.mharochester.org
    Counties covered: Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming
     
  3. St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
    Rochester, NY
    585-325-5260
    www.sjncenter.org
    Counties covered: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
     

Hudson Valley

  1. Child Care Resources of Rockland
    Spring Valley, NY
    845-425-0009
    www.childcarerockland.org
    Counties covered: Rockland
     
  2. Sister to Sister International
    Yonkers, NY
    914-207-0368
    www.s2si.org
    Counties covered: Westchester
     
  3. Ulster County Community Action
    Kingston, NY
    845-338-8750
    www.uccac.org
    Counties covered: Ulster
     
  4. North East Community Center
    Millerton, NY
    518-789-4259
    www.neccmillerton.org
    Counties covered: Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Hudson Valley
     

Long Island

  1. Planned Parenthood of Nassau County
    Hempstead, NY
    516-750-2500
    www.plannedparenthood.org/nassau-county
    Counties covered: Nassau
     
  2. Healthy Latino Communities
    Roslyn Heights, NY
    347-752-0852
    www.helaco.org
    Counties covered: Nassau, Suffolk
     

New York City

  1. Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-797-1558
    www.bqliahec.org
    Counties covered: Kings (Brooklyn)
     
  2. Long Island GLBT Services Network
    Woodbury, NY
    516-323-0011
    www.liglbtnetwork.org
    Counties Covered: Queens

     
  3. New York Communities Organizing Fund
    Brooklyn, NY
    nycofi.nationbuilder.com
    347-756-4949
    Counties covered: Kings (Brooklyn)
     

Western New York

  1. Cornell University Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County
    Jamestown, NY
    716-664-9502
    chautauquacce.shutterfly.com
    Counties covered: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua
     
  2. Buffalo Urban League
    Buffalo, NY
    716-250-2400
    www.buffalourbanleague.org
    Counties covered: Erie
     
  3. Community Access Services of WNY, Inc.
    Buffalo, NY
    716-852-5969
    www.caswny.org
    Counties covered: Erie
     

Small Business Assistance Program 

Since 2014, small businesses have been able to purchase insurance through the SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) Exchange, which provides a menu of affordable, pre-screened insurance options to meet organizations’ and workers’ needs. With support from NYSHealth, the Community Service Society expanded its Small Business Assistance Program, a network of organizations across New York State that helped small businesses get affordable health insurance and understand their options under the Affordable Care Act. These organizations provide education and assistance on topics such as the availability of tax credits for small businesses and options for health insurance for small businesses and their employees.

Capital District

  1. Guilderland Chamber of Commerce
    Guilderland, NY
    518-456-6611
    www.guilderlandchamber.com
    Counties covered: Albany
     
  2. Small Business Development Center at University at Albany
    Albany, NY
    518-380-5077
    www.albany.edu
    Counties covered: Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington, Hamilton, Greene, Columbia, Montgomery

     

Central New York

  1. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Rensselaer County
    Troy, NY
    518-272-4210
    www.cornell.edu
    Counties covered: Albany, Capital District, Columbia, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington, Warren

     

Hudson Valley

  1. Business Council of Westchester
    White Plains, NY
    914-948-2110 ext. 311
    www.westchesterny.org
    Counties covered: Westchester
     

Long Island

  1. Community Development Corporation of Long Island
    Centereach, NY
    631-471-1215
    www.cdcli.org
    Counties covered: Nassau, Suffolk

     

New York City

  1. Actors Fund
    New York, NY
    917-281-5965
    www.actorsfund.org
    Counties covered: Albany, Buffalo, Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk
     
  2. CAMBA
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-282-2500
    www.camba.org
    Counties covered: Bronx
     
  3. Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
    New York, NY
    212-473-7875
    www.manhattancc.org
    Counties covered: Manhattan
     
  4. Small Business Development Center at LaGuardia Community College
    Queens, NY
    718-482-5493
    laguardia.edu/Businesses/Small-Business-Assistance
    Counties covered: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Manhattan, Queens (focus on Long Island City), Richmond, Suffolk

     

North Country

  1. Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce
    Watertown, NY
    315-788-4400
    www.watertownny.com
    Counties covered: Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence

     

Western New York/Southern Tier

  1. Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce
    Olean, NY
    716-372-4433
    www.oleanny.com
    Counties covered: portions of Cattaraugus, Allegany, Chautauqua (towns of Allegany, Hinsdale, Olean, Portville)
     
  2. Rochester Business Alliance
    Rochester, NY
    585-244-1800
    www.rochesterbusinessalliance.com
    Counties covered: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
     
  3. S2AY Rural Health Network
    Steuben, NY
    607-962-8459
    www.s2aynetwork.org
    Counties covered: Allegany, Steuben, Yates, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne
     
  4. Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University
    Binghamton, NY
    607-777-4024
    www.binghamton.edu/SBDC
    Counties covered: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins
     
  5. Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College
    Jamestown, NY
    716-338-1024
    www.suny.jcc.edu
    Counties covered: 
    Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Wyoming

 


Are you uninsured and looking for health insurance coverage? To learn more about coverage options for which you may qualify, visit New York’s online health insurance marketplace, www.NYStateofHealth.ny.gov, or call its toll-free customer service line (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.): 855-355-5777.
For more help finding the right coverage for you, contact Community Health Advocates at communityhealthadvocates.org or (888) 614-5400.