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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Nonprofit Community

November 15, 2013

Topic and Overview: As the enrollment period to obtain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins, nonprofit organizations in New York State are under considerable pressure to ensure employees, clients, and the people in the communities they serve obtain access to health insurance. But directing people to health insurance exchanges to obtain health coverage is only part of the process. What is the Affordable Care Act and how will it affect nonprofit organizations?


  • Welcome: Dean Philip Nasca, School of Public Health Keynote
  • Speakers: Donna Frescatore, Executive Director, NY State of Health (New York State's new health insurance exchange), Dr. Rachel Wheeler, Medical Director, Union Square Family Health Center, Somerville, MA
  • Leader Panel:

    NY State of Health Navigator Programs: Kevin Jobin-Davis,  Executive Director, Healthy Capital District Initiative: and  Bruce Stanley, Co-PI, UAlbany School of Social Welfare: Navigator Program

    Behavioral Health Strategies: Dr. Phil McCallion, Professor and Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness, UAlbany School of Social Welfare  

    NYS Health Foundation Ambassadors for Coverage Program: Anne Erickson, President & CEO, Empire Justice Center

  • Roundtables: Led by UAlbany Faculty and Seminar Panelists