This website is a joint venture of the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society, and Selfhelp Community Services, and is funded in part by the New York State Office For the Aging and the New York Community Trust. The Western New York Law Center has graciously provided the web hosting and technical support.
The Empire Justice Center and Western New York Law Center have long provided information on civil legal issues, public benefits, and public health insurance through their websites. NYHealthAccess.org is the reincarnation of the Health Care Resources Page at WNYLC's Online Resources Center. This predecessor site functioned as a repository of training materials, government guidance, forms, and other resources shared among the New York State health advocacy community. Although this site has served lawyers, social workers, and other professionals for years, it had become difficult to navigate and update. We also saw that more consumers and caregivers were finding the information on the Health Care Resources Page, but were not getting the proper context to use this often complex information. To cure these problems, we retained private consultant John Cutler to guide our search for a solution, which led to the KBPublisher platform. We've spent the last year gradually moving the content from our old site and working out the kinks. Now, we are proud to say the site is up and running!
If you were redirected from the old site, please read our article on How to use this website to get your bearings. For more information about the organizations behind this site, read About Us. If you have questions or comments about the website (but not, unfortunately, about substantive legal questions), you can e-mail the webmaster.