Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) thanks the chairs of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee for this opportunity to submit testimony on the 2021 – 2022 New York State Mental Hygiene Executive Budget Proposal.
Last spring and summer, 4,200 New York children lost a parent or guardian to COVID-19 — that’s one out of every 1,000 of our State’s [...]
The Children's Defense Fund-New York seeks to ensure that children are centered in all budget and legislation decisions, with a particular emphasis on racial impact, [...]
What Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Would Mean for New York’s Children, Young Adults and Families
Overturning the ACA during a global pandemic and amidst economic downturn would undoubtedly harm New York’s children, young adults and families, and will disproportionately impact [...]
CDF-NY Press Statement: As Many as 3.2 Million New Yorkers Could Become Uninsured if the Affordable Care Act is Overturned
Overturning the ACA during a global pandemic and amidst economic downturn would undoubtedly harm New York’s most vulnerable children, young adults and families, and will [...]
As New Yorkers cast their ballots this Fall, protecting the programs and policies that impact our children, youth and families is critical. We urge New [...]
We ask NYS leadership to center children and families in their priorities and commit to protect essential programs that promote health, well-being, resilience, family stability, [...]
The undersigned New York State-based child advocacy organizations urge our US Senators and Members of the House of Representatives to stand firmly with children and families during negotiations on the next federal stimulus package.
Racial and Geographic Disparities in New York’s Burden of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
As New York grapples with the devastating and far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Children’s Defense Fund – New York (CDF-NY) is deeply alarmed by our State’s burden of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).