Alliance Advocacy Center

Our Advocacy Priorities

Successful SBHC Carve-Out Legislation A09894/S07812

  • Through legislative and regulatory efforts, we aim to create opportunities to expand innovative models, demonstrate the impact of SBHCs to the health care and education sectors, and maximize reimbursement to promote fiscal sustainability.
  • Our Permanent Medicaid Managed Care Carve-Out Legislation S0212/A01587 for School-Based Health Centers has passed in the NYS Senate and Assembly.  This act  protects the choice of each SBHC to operate either carved-out from Medicaid managed care or participating in Medicaid managed care.
  • Contact Governor Cuomo to sign. 

Extended (Delayed) SBHC's Carved-Out Medicaid Managed Care

  •  The final Article VII Health and Mental Hygiene budget bill, provides that  services provided in SBHCs shall not be provided to medical assistance recipients through managed care programs until at least April 1, two thousand twenty-three.
  • See Health and Mental Hygiene Article VII budget bill (S2507-C/A3007-C), page 40, Part JJ, attached, for additional details.

New York's SBHCs 2021-2022 Budget Win!

  • School- Based Health Centers have received full funding from the Executive as well as a $3, 824,000 legislative add in the NYS 2021-2022 State Budget! The total amount of funding is at the same level as SFY 2020-21. 
  • SBHCs will maintain the $17,098,000 in funds provided in the 2021-2022 proposed State Executive Budget.

Advocacy Center

Interested in advocating for New York’s SBHCs? Use our sbhc-legislator match list to see representative by sbhc address or use the Assembly and Senate buttons below.

Find your Assembly Member

Follow the button and input your street address and zip code to find your New York State Assembly Representative.

Visit your Assembly member’s page and locate the  “Contact Me” button on the left to gather the phone numbers, email address, and contact form for your Assembly Member.

Find your Senator

Follow the button and input your street address and zip code to find your New York State Senator.

Click the button “Message Senator” and follow site instructions to create and account and send your Senator a message.

3. Make your voice heard!

Follow our phone, email, and tweet scripts when you contact your representatives and advocate for New York School-Based Health Centers about our current priorities.

For any further questions or concerns regarding advocacy, contact us at:

Youth Advocacy

Interested in having your sbhc students get more involved? Follow the link to see how they can share their SBHC stories and more!