Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York City Building on its Plan for Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers, published in 2013 with support from the NYS Health Foundation, CHCANYS has partnered with the Office of the Mayor of New York City to release this updated report, which ranks the primary care need and sustainability of 42 United Hospital Fund (UHF) New York City neighborhoods using a quantitative analysis of communities’ relative need for additional FQHC capacity and the feasibility of such expansions. Authored with financial support from the Office of the Mayor of New York City, Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York City informed development of the New York City Caring Neighborhoods initiative, a new program that will significantly increase primary care access in underserved areas across the City’s five boroughs.
A Plan for Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York Developed by CHCANYS with support from the New York State Health Foundation, this report details a statewide plan for community health centers designed to increase their ability to serve more patients. Based on extensive quantitative and qualitative analyses, the plan identifies geographic areas that have the greatest need and potential for sustainable growth, estimates potential increases in capacity within the existing system, and highlights strategies for creating more capacity.
Achieving the Triple Aim of Better Health, Better Care, and Lower Costs in New York State: Using the 1115 Medicaid Waiver to Develop Integrated Systems of Care This white paper articulates the vision of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) for how high-performing, cost-effective, and integrated health care systems in New YorkState should be developed. The paper presents seven principles that are critical to developing those integrated systems of care and offers recommendations for supporting efforts to transform New York’s health system. It also provides examples of existing efforts in the field that are leading the way toward developing eving the Triple Aim.
Funding Growth Drives Community Health Center Services Federally qualified health centers play a major role in providing health care to the underserved, and will remain an important part of the health care safety net even under reforms that will increase the number of Americans with health insurance. To read the abstract on the issue from Health Affairs, click here. The full article is available with a subscription to Health Affairs or you can purchase the full article. Click here to see NACHC's press release. Another paper, The Economic Stimulus: Gauging the Early Effects of ARRA Funding on Health Centers and Medically Underserved Populations and Communities has been published on the impact of stimulus funding on health centers by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative. Click here to read the paper which has been co-authored by Peter Shin, PhD, MPH, Brian Bruen, MS, Emily Jones, MPP, PhD [cand.], Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH and Sara Rosenbaum, JD.
Laying the Foundation Report confirming that bolstering primary care in New York will result in three distinct positive outcomes: lower costs, better health outcomes and reduced health disparities among the state’s residents. "Laying the Foundation: Health System Reform in New York State and the Primary Care Imperative," by Sara Rosenbuam, JD; Peter Shin, PhD; and Ramona Perez Trevino Whittington. Download the Executive Summary Report, here.