McSilver CPO Contributes to Report on Medicaid and Pandemic’s Impact

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NEW YORK, February 25, 2021 — A new report from the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) shows how Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will play vital roles as the U.S. grapples with the effects of COVID-19 and racial/ethnic inequities on behavioral health. NYU McSilver Chief Programs Officer Dr. Andrew Cleek contributed as a member of the executive working group.

Among other recommendations, the report says:

Medicaid and CHIP programs must act swiftly to connect young children and their families to services to support their resiliency and recovery from the disruption and pain caused by the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Learn more about the report or go directly to a full PDF.

Portrait of Andrew Cleek
Andrew F. Cleek, PsyD
Deputy Executive Director