CHCANYS Clinical Committee serves as a state-wide forum for New York’s health center clinical leadership. Members of the clinical committee discuss clinical matters through a CHCANYS Clinical Committee Call that takes place every 3rd Friday of each month from 9am–10am EST (unless otherwise specified). Membership is open to all clinical leaders of health centers in New York State. To join the Clinical Committee and receive notices about upcoming calls, please email Sonia Panigrahy, MPH CPHQ.
Additionally, members of the Clinical Committee have convened the below sub-committees in order to facilitate the dissemination of successful strategies, community resources and content relevant to the practitioners’ service delivery to their patient population.
Psychopharmacology for the Non-Prescriber This webinar covers how to accurately diagnose depression, the biological mechanisms of depression, and treatment interventions with a focus on the antidepressant class of medications. The target audience is depression care managers, social workers, and other non-prescribing providers. Stream the webinar here. Download the slides here.
Reducing Access to Lethal Means to Prevent Suicide Presenter: Sarah A. Bernes, MPH, LMSW, Director of Suicide Prevention,The Institute for Family Health Download slides here.
Suicide Prevention Through Safety Planning Presenter: Sarah Bernes, MPH, LMSW from The Institute for Family Health, this webinar focuses on suicide prevention through safety planning. From this presentation, participants will be able to: Describe the Safety Planning Intervention; Discuss ways to increase Safety Plan effectiveness; and List resources for implementing the Safety Planning Intervention. Streaming recording link / Download recording link
Compliance for Behavioral Health Providers Presenter: Jordana Rutigliano, LMSW, CHC, Asst. Vice President for Psychosocial Services/Asst. Compliance Officer, The Institute for Family Health This 60-minute webinar reviews the essential components of an effective corporate compliance program in New York State and focuses specifically on hot topics and areas of risk within behavioral health services. Download slides here / Download recording link here.
Psychopharmacology and Working with the Psychiatrist Presenter: Juanaelena Garcia, M.D., Psychiatry Director at Institute for Family Health Download slides here.
SBIRT: Strategies for Integration into Primary Care Presenters: Jessica Kattan, MD, MPH and John McAteer, LCSW-R with the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use – Prevention, Care and Treatment of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Download slides here.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Emergency Contraception 101 Emergency Contraception (EC) can stop a pregnancy before it starts. There are four types of EC available, and they all work up to 5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex. However, not every EC option will work for every patient. This 20-minute webinar will highlight the various EC options and will discuss how to use EC to “Quickstart” patients on ongoing contraceptive methods. To view the slide deck, click here.
Quickstarting Contraception: A Team-Based Approach to Contraceptive Care 99% of sexually active women will use contraception in their lifetime. How can community health centers make contraception more available to our patients? This webinar will highlight “Quickstart,” a clinical best practice that provides most women with immediate access to contraception. Watch the webinar with your entire clinical team. We’ve created an implementation guide you can download. The guide contains resources, activities and discussion questions to engage the entire clinical team in figuring out how to Quickstart contraception in your health center. Click here to view the recording. No recording key is required.
Supporting Women at a Critical Time: Managing Early Pregnancy Loss in your Community Health Center Webinar Presented by: Rebecca Simons, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Family Planning Program, Community Health Center of Buffalo, and Carrie Pierce, MD, Reproductive Health Fellow, The Institute for Family Health Download Webinar here.
STD Clinical Update: Focus on Extragenital Testing and Treatment Presenter: Alwyn Cohall, MD, Professor of Clinical Public Health and Pediatrics, CUMC and Medical Director, NYC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Integrating Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) into the Primary Care Setting Presenter: Dr. Christine Kerr, Medical Director of HIV, Hepatitis and Specialty Care, Hudson River Healthcare
Summary: Learn about the development of a multi-disciplinary, optimized care team using Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) delivered in the primary care setting through a multi-site network of community health centers. PrEP, or medication used to prevent HIV, is a crucial initiative in the Governor’s plan to end the epidemic by 2020 and involvement of our health centers is a necessary step in this campaign. We will be discussing the response to PrEP in this setting, discussing challenges and opportunities, and hearing from multiple team members.
Dental Quality Alliance Advancing performance measurement as a means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a consensus-building process.
Smiles for Life A National Oral Health Curriculum aimed at providing educational resources to enhance the role of physicians training in Family Medicine residency programs in the promotion of oral health.
CHCANYS has convened a new Nursing Subcommittee to provide nursing leaders and staff with a forum for sharing resources, discussing policy issues, and highlighting best practices from a nursing perspective. If you are interested in participating, please contact Albert Ayson at email@example.com or Chloe Winther at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the listserv.