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12th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

12th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security

March 14, 2018 in Troy, NY

Event Information


Join us, and our colleagues from non-profit, government, community-based organizations and businesses, to explore the intersection between health care and poverty at our 12th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security.

Attendees will hear medical professionals, low income people and Community Action Agencies discuss the challenges and successes they have had in improving access to affordable, high quality health and dental health services.  We will also provide an update on New York State’s new anti-poverty effort, the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI.)

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Mary Otto, author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.  The first 100 registrants are receiving an audio copy of her book .


8:00-8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:30-9:00 Welcome

9:00-10:00 Keynote – Mary Otto

10:00-10:15 Morning Break *enjoy a healthy snack and refill on coffee or tea!

10:15-11:15 Panel – Addressing Dental Health Disparities

11:20-12:20 Presentation – Update on Federal and State Budget

12:20-1:20 Lunch

1:20-2:20 Panel – CAA Customers Experience Panel

2:20-2:40 Afternoon Break *use this time to visit one of our 10+ vendors!

2:40-3:40 Breakout Presentations

1. Child Nutrition and Health

2. First 1000 Days on Medicaid Initiative

3:45-4:45 Breakout Presentations

1. ESPRI Update

2. Home Stability Support Program

4:45-5:00 Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

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