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Who We Are

A trusted ally in a complex landscape

Community Health Advocates (CHA) helps New Yorkers navigate the complex health care system by providing individual assistance, outreach, and education to communities throughout New York State. CHA has always been an “all-payer” program, providing one-stop services to consumers with public or private coverage, or no coverage at all.

CHA is a statewide network of organizations helping individuals, families, and small businesses use their health insurance and access the health care they need.  We offer services in multiple languages through trusted local partners. Learn about what we do.

The CHA network currently consists of 30 local partner organizations, including three specialists (Empire Justice Center, Legal Aid Society, and Medicare Rights Center) that provide training and technical assistance. Our partners include groups serving: racial and ethnic minorities, low-income families, immigrants, rural people, and small businesses. This gives CHA the regional, cultural and linguistic competency needed to address the health care issues in New York’s diverse communities.

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CHA Agencies

The CHA network serves the entire state. Search for an agency near you using our Agency Finder tool.

  • ACR Health
  • Asian Americans For Equality
  • BronxWorks
  • Brooklyn Alliance
  • Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY
  • Chenango Health Network
  • Cortland Chamber of Commerce
  • Emerald Isle Immigration Center
  • Empire Justice Center*
  • Finger Lakes Community Health
  • Health & Welfare Council of Long Island
  • Health Capital District Initiative
  • Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
  • Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center
  • The Legal Aid Society*
  • Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc
  • Make the Road New York
  • Maternal-Infant Services Network
  • Medicare Rights Center*
  • Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY
  • Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc
  • South Asian Council for Social Services
  • Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center
  • United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn
  • Urban Health Plan
  • Westchester Disabled on the Move

*CHA Specialist Agencies

CHA can help answer your healthcare questions.

  • Call our helpline at (888) 614-5400 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm,
  • or email cha@cssny.org.