Press Releases


January 16 – NYS Council Applauds Executive Proposals to Increase Access to Care and Enforce Parity Laws



November 8 – Community-Based Primary Care, Home Care, and Behavioral Healthcare Advocates Call on the Governor for Immediate Investment

May 22: NYS Council and CHCANYS Awarded National Grant to Promote Further Leadership on Care Delivery and Payment Initiatives

February 16: Leading Advocacy Organizations Request Lawmakers Direct Opioid Surcharge Funds Toward Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services

February 12: Coalition for Behavioral Health/NYS Council Release “The Cost of Mental Illness: New York Facts and Figures” detailing the cost burden of mental illness in New York, the scope and impact of the opioid epidemic, and the benefits of accessing treatment

January 12: Unprecedented Coalition Formed to Address Workforce Crisis

January 12: NYS Council and National Council Support Tonko’s Efforts to Fight National Opioid and Heroin Epidemic



November 1: NYS Council Responds to President’s Opioid Commission Report

October 27: NYS Council Responds to Presidential Declaration of Opioid National Health Emergency

June 5: NYS Council Applauds Governor Cuomo for Actions to Protect Access to Health Care for all New Yorkers

March 21: Behavioral Health Advocates Press Albany to Address the Community Care Crisis



March 14: Uncompensated Care One-House Funding

January 13: NYS Council Applauds Governor Cuomo for Focusing on Children and Youth in 2016-17 NYS Executive Budget Proposal