On December 13, 2017, from 1:15-2:15 p.m. ET, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and The Schuyler Center will jointly conduct a Facebook colloquy between New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson and Schuyler Center President and Chief Executive Officer Kate Breslin on the NYSDOH First 1,000 Days on Medicaid initiative to generate recommendations to improve health for young children covered by Medicaid – with explicit interest in outcomes that are long-term and cross-sector, and extend beyond health and medical issues. Since the start of the initiative, there has been a buzz among policymakers and advocates about how this project can leverage the Medicaid program to improve outcomes and access to care for children in the critical first years of life. Helgerson and Breslin will review and discuss the genesis of the project, the ten-point plan developed by stakeholders, and the next steps. To access the NYSDOH and Schuyler Center Medicaid colloquy, just connect with the Schuyler Center Facebook page
at 1:15 p.m. on December 13.