A new report released today by the Community Health Care Association of New York State finds that difficulties in recruiting and retaining providers at New York’s federally qualified health centers (FQHC) persist despite the existence of numerous state and federal loan repayment and practice support programs designed to resolve that very problem.
HRSA’s 2017 Quality Improvement Awards recently recognized sixty-one FQHCs in New York State with awards totaling $6.4 million. The funds are based on performance on the 2016 Uniform Data Systems reports that FQHCs submit to the funding agency. As described in HRSA’s announcement, the funds are intended to support continued FQHC quality
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced the recipients of $491M in Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program funding via a series of regional press releases – click here to view them. We are especially pleased to see that 21 health centers received just over $59M, reflecting the State’s commitment to allocate a portion of
CHCANYS is saddened to announce that our friend and colleague Rebecca Gaige-Troxell passed away on Saturday, July 8, surrounded by her family.
A member of CHCANYS’ Health Center Support team, Rebecca was beloved by CHCANYS and health center staff alike. She was a fountain of knowledge about the FQHC program and assisted numerous health centers across
CHCANYS President & CEO Rose Duhan and Whitney Young Health CEO David Shippee spoke with Liz Benjamin of Capital Tonight on June 28 about the adverse impact that proposed federal cuts to Medicaid would have on community health centers and their patients. Watch the interview here.
Congratulations to Patricia Fernandez, President and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center and recipient of the Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) 2017 Excellence in Primary Care Award! Selected for her leadership and embodiment of PCDC’s goal to ensure quality primary care for all, Ms. Fernandez was honored at the
Mary Zelazny, Chair of the CHCANYS Board of Directors and CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health, was recently appointed to serve as a Regional Representative to the National Association of Community Health Centers’ Board of Directors. Her two-year term will begin on October 1st. Congratulations, Mary!
June is Pride Month, and CHCANYS would like to recognize all that New York’s FQHCs do every day to ensure that members of the LGBTQ community have access to high-quality, culturally-competent primary and preventive health care services. Click here to view photos of a few of the Pride celebrations that health centers have hosted and/or attended so far