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2015 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. Read a report that highlights the lessons learned through the Enrollment Network's outreach and education efforts in its first two years of operation.You can also view the complete list of 2014 enrollment grantees.

Need help finding the right health insurance? Scroll down to find help near you and learn more about our enrollment network.


2015 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. NYSHealth has awarded grants for 2015 to the organizations listed below.

ACR Health

Actors' Fund

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Ben's Story: Covered and Composed (VIDEO)
Ben video screenshot

Center for Frontline Retail
Jerome's Story: Coverage for The Future (VIDEO)
Jerome video screenshot

Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

Health and Welfare Council of Long Island
Luis & Carmen's Story: Covered for Their Health (VIDEO)
couple getting enrolled in Obamacare

Henry Street Settlement

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

The LGBT Network (formerly the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc.)

Make the Road New York

South Asian Council for Social Services *
* Funding provided in part by the New York Community Trust

Trillium Health

Urban Health Plan *
Funding provided in part by the Altman Foundation

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.


Ambassadors for Coverage 

NYSHealth is supporting the Ambassadors for Coverage program through grants to Empire Justice Center, which in 2013 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.

To continue these efforts, NYSHealth awarded EJC a second grant in 2014 to fund 20 organizations to serve as Ambassadors. In 2015, NYSHealth awarded Empire Justice Center a renewal grant to target populations that have been left out of previous enrollment efforts.

Capital District

Adirondack Health Institute
Glens Falls, NY

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

Centro Civico
Amsterdam, NY
Counties covered: Montgomery, Fulton, Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Rennselaer

Central New York

Alternatives Impact
Ithaca, NY
Counties covered: Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins

Child Care Solutions
Syracuse and Auburn, NY
315-446-1220 (Syracuse), 315-446-1220 ext. 0 (Auburn)
Counties covered: Onondaga, Cayuga

Cortland County Community Action Program
Cortland, NY
Counties covered: Cortland

Finger Lakes

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Counties Covered: Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne

Mental Health Association
Rochester, NY
Counties covered: Livingston, Monroe, Wyoming

St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
Rochester, NY
Counties covered: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Hudson Valley

Child Care Resources of Rockland
Spring Valley, NY
Counties covered: Rockland

Sister to Sister International
Yonkers, NY
Counties covered: Westchester

Ulster County Community Action
Kingston, NY
Counties covered: Ulster

North East Community Center
Millerton, NY
Counties covered: Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Hudson Valley

Long Island

Planned Parenthood of Nassau County
Hempstead, NY
Counties covered: Nassau

Healthy Latino Communities
Roslyn Heights, NY
Counties covered: Nassau, Suffolk

New York City

Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center
Brooklyn, NY
Counties covered: Kings (Brooklyn)

The LGBT Network (formerly the Long Island GLBT Services Network)
Woodbury, NY
Counties Covered: Queens

New York Communities Organizing Fund
Brooklyn, NY
Counties covered: Kings (Brooklyn)

Western New York

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County
Jamestown, NY
Counties covered: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua

Buffalo Urban League
Buffalo, NY
Counties covered: Erie

Community Access Services of WNY, Inc.
Buffalo, NY
Counties covered: Erie


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,, 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 or (888) 614-5400.