New York Announces Funding For Mental Healthcare


ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) – New York announced awards adding up to $320,000 to several organizations to help educate the public on their rights and access to insurance coverage for behavioral health issues.

The awards were issued through the Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project or CHAMP.

One of the organizations receiving funding is AIM Independence which will provide services to Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. They will receive $80,000.

AIM Independence focuses on people with disabilities, the uninsured and underinsured, and those with substance use and/or mental health conditions.

Since its inception, CHAMP has helped over 5,000 New Yorkers with insurance eligibility, accessing care, and overcoming high costs of care, as well as assisting with insurance denials and other administrative barriers pertaining to insurance coverage.


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