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  • Building a Healthier Brownsville By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Building Healthy Communities Date: November 2017 Type: Resources, Video

    NYSHealth grantees are working together with residents and local organizations in Brownsville to increase access to healthy and affordable foods and empower residents through urban farms and gardens, farmers markets, and other nutrition programs.

  • Success in the Empire State: Health Insurance Coverage Trends By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: November 2017 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-produced data snapshot examines trends in insurance coverage in New York State before and after the major coverage expansions of the ACA were implemented.

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  • Veterans Treatment Courts in New York State: Progress and a Roadmap for Growth By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: November 2017 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-produced policy brief examines the progress of Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) in New York State and lays out a roadmap for expanding VTCs across the State and nationally. 

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  • Overcoming Challenges to Mental Health Services for Asian New Yorkers By: Asian American Federation Priority Areas: Special Projects Fund Date: October 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    This NYSHealth-funded white paper examines the pan-Asian community’s mental health service needs in New York City and provides policy recommendations to address those needs.

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  • New York Veterans’ Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal and Replace By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: October 2017 Type: Resources

    A new NYSHealth data brief, based on a report by the RAND Corporation, examines the New York-specific impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—and potential effects of its repeal—on veterans’ health care and insurance coverage.

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  • Ambassadors for Coverage: Extending the Reach of Health Insurance Enrollment By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: October 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    This NYSHealth issue brief examines at the Ambassadors for Coverage program, which trained community-based organizations throughout New York State to provide an on-the-ground presence in communities where they could encourage health insurance enrollment.

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  • Health Care Spending Trends in New York State By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: October 2017 Type: Resources

    This NYSHealth-produced data snapshot highlights key cost drivers and trends and shows how New York compares nationally and with other states.

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  • Medicare Snapshot: Stories from the Helpline: Improving New York State Access to Medicare Savings Programs By: Medicare Rights Center Priority Areas: Expanding Health Care Coverage Date: September 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    This NYSHealth-funded issue brief by Medicare Rights Center examines the difficulties low-income Medicare beneficiaries face in accessing Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and offers recommendations for improving the screening, enrollment, and recertification processes for these individuals.

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  • Veterans’ Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal for the Department of Veterans Affairs By: RAND Corporation Priority Areas: Veterans' Health Date: September 2017 Type: Resources, Report

    This report by the RAND Corporation, co-funded by the New York State Health Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that the uninsured rate among non-elderly veterans fell by 36% after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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  • Health Care Cost Transparency Website: “YouCanPlanForThis.org” By: FAIR Health Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: September 2017 Type: Resources, Website

    This NYSHealth-funded website by FAIR Health offers easy-to-use, reliable information on health care costs, allowing consumers to plan financially for commonly performed health care services. The next phase of the site—expected in February 2018—will also include specific quality metrics for hospitals.