Advocate Resources

Welcome to the Community Health Advocates portal for Health Advocates. This portal highlights sections of the website that may be most useful to advocates who work to help their communities get, keep and use health coverage.

Materials for Advocates

Community Health Advocates create a range of publications to educate consumers and advocates on how to get, keep and use health coverage. Please find below a full list of Community Health Advocate's publications, intended for use by advocates.

If you would like to see the full list of publications available for advocates AND consumers, please click here.

Information Sessions

Community Health Advocates offer free Information Sessions to educate advocates and consumers on various health care topics. These sessions are offered to raise awareness of these issues and ensure that as many people as possible are enrolled in and educated about the health insurance programs available in New York State. Current Community Health Advocates Information Sessions include:

  • Introduction to CHA
  • Health Care Reform
  • Consumer Rights and Responsibilities in Medicaid Managed Care
  • Eligibility and Recertification in Public Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • HIV+ Consumers and Medicaid Managed Care
  • Options for the Uninsured

Please contact the Community Health Advocates helpline at (888) 614-5400 if you are interested in scheduling an Information Session.

Advocate's Guide

The Advocate’s Guide provides in-depth explanation of the workings of health care and insurance in New York. The information is tailored to meet the needs of community-based organizations that directly assist consumers with health care and insurance related issues. The guide is for social workers, case workers or anyone providing consumer assistance to their clients. The guide was prepared by the Community Service Society of New York (CSS), and is intended for use as an educational resource; it is not intended as legal or medical advice, and should not be relied on in that respect.

Disclaimer: This Advocate's Guide was last updated in April 2007. Managed health care information and details change frequently, and the information contained within this guide should only be used to provide a general overview on the topic. All information contained within this guide should be verified for accuracy. Please contact Jonathan Gettinger at jgettinger@cssny.org