The CHCANYS Resources Page is a list of various online resources compiled to provide health centers with valuable information and/or training and technical assistance on a variety of topic areas. We encourage you to explore this page and check back often, as it will be regularly updated based on health center feedback and needs identified.
Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Designation Public and private non-profit health care organizations may apply for FQHC Look-Alike designation (designation without section 330 funding) at any time. The review process takes about four months. FQHC Look-Alikes must meet the same program requirements as FQHCs that receive section 330 funding and are eligible for many of the same benefits. To access the Look Alike application, click here.
CMS Preparedness Rule Webinar Series (2017) NY FQHCs can access the 4-part webinar series on the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and its requirements hosted by the CHCANYS Emergency Management Team. This series of free webinars provided information about the origins and the structure of the Rule, its specific requirements for FQHCs as part of Conditions of Participation in the Medicare program, practical tips for implementation and operationalizing its elements, and specific considerations for New York facilities.
HRSA 340B Compliance Improvement Guide This Guide was developed by faculty and experts and drawn from actual high-performing 340B covered entities that form the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 340B Peer-to-Peer Program.
NACHC 340B Resources National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has compiled resources related to the 340B program including a sample board-approved policy for 340B and recorded webinars. The NACHC 340B Manual for Health Centers is also available for purchase.
340B Pharmacy Program The 340B Drug Pricing Program is managed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA). For general information about the 340B Drug Pricing Program, click here and for Flexibilities During Disasters click here.
Clinical Quality Improvement
CHCANYS eLibrary of Clinical and Health IT Guidelines and Best Practices This repository of clinical guidelines and best practices for a number of chronic health conditions was created in response to a need expressed by the Clinical Committee members across New York State. The Library is a living, breathing record that is cultivated and maintained by CHCANYS’ Clinical Quality staff. More importantly, the best practices link for each condition will be updated by our members.
Association for Clinicians Underserved STAR² Center The STAR² Center is a project of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU). ACU is a transdisciplinary membership organization working on behalf of the NHSC and clinicians who provide care to the underserved.
Primary Care Service Corps The Primary Care Service Corps (PCSC) is a state and federally funded program that provides loan repayment to non-physician clinicians who commit to practicing in the State’s Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in return for a two or four year service obligation.
Doctors Across New York Doctors Across New York (DANY) is a series of state-funded programs enacted in 2008 to help train and place physicians in a variety of settings and specialties to care for New York's diverse population.
National Health Service Corps The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to working in areas of the United States with limited access to care. Through its scholarships and loan repayment options, NHSC enables health centers in rural, urban, and frontier communities to compete with private medical practices and prevent a growing primary health care shortage.
NURSE Corps NURSE Corps awards scholarships and loan repayment to nurses, nursing students, and nurse faculty.
The Weitzman Institute The Weitzman Institute (WI) is a unique organization dedicated to research and innovation in primary care. WI’s Efforts include development of training to expand health centers’ strategies to recruit, develop, and retain clinical workforce.
Bureau of Health Professions Shortage Designations Branch The Shortage Designation Branch in the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions National Center for Health Workforce Analysis develops shortage designation criteria and uses them to decide whether or not a geographic area or population group is a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area or Population. To access this information, click here.
Center for Health Workforce Studies A not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to provide timely, accurate data and conduct policy-relevant research about the health workforce. The Center's work assists health, professional, and education organizations; policy makers and planners; and other stakeholders in understanding issues related to the supply, demand, distribution, and use of health workers.
New York State Value Based Payment Roadmap New York State has released A Path Toward Value-Based Payment: Roadmap for Medicaid Payment Reform, outlining ambitious statewide plans to move 80-90 percent of managed care payments to providers from fee-for-service to Value Based Payment (VBP) by 2020.
New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the creator of the nation’s leading patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program, collaborated with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to develop a customized PCMH Recognition Program that supports the state’s initiative to improve primary care through the medical home model and promote the Triple Aim: better health, lower costs and better patient experience.
Health Outreach Partners Health Outreach Partners (HOP) provides T/TA on outreach and enabling services (e.g., transportation), program planning and development, needs assessments and evaluation, and community collaboration, particularly targeting migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) provides T/TA on all aspects of clinical care and issues impacting migratory and seasonal agricultural worker patients, providers and clinic systems through consultation, patient tracking, bridge case management, and clinical education.
National Center for Farmworker Health National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) specializes in T/TA related to health center governance, administration and patient education designed to enhance health centers’ delivery of services for the MSAWs and their families.
National LGBT Health Education Center The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health centers with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) works to eliminate homelessness by providing comprehensive T/TA to health centers and look-alikes using over 25 years of experience working with communities to improve delivery of health care for people experiencing homelessness.
Substance Abuse and Addiction Services
CHCANYS Opioid Summit On June 11th & 12th 2018, Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) held an Opioid Summit at SUNY Albany, NY. This summit brought together New York State FQHCs to support their development and expansion of opioid addiction treatment and prevention services. Health center experts, state and federal partners, community based partners, and addiction specialists from several different health care systems offered valuable insight for health centers at all stages of providing opioid addiction services, whether directly and/or in partnership with other providers.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year.
The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) is committed to working together to support organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance abuse in New York State.