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February 7, 2013 Edition



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CHCANYS and FQHCs Featured in NYSHealth’s “Best of 2012” Report
The New York State Health Foundation’s “Best of 2012” Report, released in January, highlights a broad range of the Foundation’s initiatives and activities, including investments in Advancing Primary Care and Growing Community Health Centers. read more >>

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Federal Action Needed: Sequestration Deadline Looming
The March 1st sequester deadline is only a few weeks away, and the impact of these potential across-the-board funding cuts on the Health Centers program could be... read more >> 

CHCANYS Testifies at Joint Legislative Hearing on NYS 2013-14 Budget
Beverly Grossman, CHCANYS' Director of Policy, testified at a joint Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Legislative Hearing on the health and
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Advocacy Day is Just Around the Corner – Register Now! 
With just under a month left until Community Health Center Grassroots Advocacy Day, now is the time to finalize your plans to come to Albany on March 4th. read more >>

NACHC Policy and Issues (P&I) Forum Hill Visits
It is time to begin planning for the NACHC P&I Forum. This year’s visits to the Hill will take place on Thursday, March 21st. The State Delegation meeting is scheduled for... read more >> 

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AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Connections for Cardiovascular Health Program
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 Connections for Cardiovascular Health grant program, which provides funding to... read more >> 

Early Childhood Obesity and Hispanics Leadership Summit
The Early Childhood Obesity and Hispanics Leadership Summit will provide an opportunity to participate in... read more >>

Save the Date for 5th Annual Prenatal Diagnosis & Obstetrics Conference in Philadelphia
Sponsored by the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Pregnancy, Genetics and... read more >>

HealthIT for the Underserved - Transform the Way You Think About Change
Health IT for the Underserved, 
a two-day conference on harnessing the power of health IT to improve care for the underserved, will take place in Poughkeepsie... read more >>

Adolescent Sexual Health Webinar Series
STD Treatment Guidelines: Managing Emerging Resistant Gonorrhea and Common STIs in Primary Care - February 8, 2013. Presented by the American Academy... read more >> 

Improving the Screening, Prevention and Management of Hypertension – An Implementation Tool for Clinic Practice Teams 
The Department of Health recently released this 130-page free publication - a comprehensive guide for improving screening, prevention and management of hypertension... read more >> 

Integrating Oral-Systemic Health in Graduate Nursing Programs: A Faculty Tool Kit - Free Webinar for AACN Member Schools
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of compelling access, workforce, and health disparities issues related to oral health and its link to overall... read more >>

2013 Call for Applications - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
This program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status... read more >>

Pilot Program - Strengthening Sexual Health Screening at Community Health Centers in NYC
Effective September 1, 2010, New York State law requires health care providers to offer voluntary HIV testing to all patients ages 13 to 64 in primary care settings with... read more >> 

Free Webinar on HIV Testing Law Compliance
Is Your Hospital in Compliance with the Amended New York State HIV Testing Law? - February 27, 2013. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hosting a webinar to ensure that hospitals and... read more >>

2013 National Transgender Health Summit
The National Transgender Health Summit aims to provide a multidisciplinary program presenting cutting edge research in transgender health and evidence-based... read more >>

HIV Training Opportunities
Introduction to HIV, STIs and Viral Hep - Feb. 13
Introduction to Co-Occurring Disorders - Feb. 15 

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2011 Ambulatory Health Care Facility (ACHF) Cost Report Deadline - February 11, 2013
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the New York State Department of Health has granted an extension to all providers for submission of the 2011 ACHF Cost Report. The new ... read more >>

Uniform Data System Report Deadline February 15, 2013 – Special Note Regarding Sandy Reporting
According to the BPHC, grantees should only report Sandy activities as part of their UDS submissions if they were performed under their approved scope of... read more >>

National Health Care for the Homeless Council to Offer Webinars
Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care for People Experiencing Homelessness -  February 19... read more >>

January 2013 Medicaid Update Now Available
The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the NY State Department of Health has approved the release 
of the January 2013 Medicaid Update.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Aligning Forces for Quality Games to Generate Data Challenge
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) Games to Generate Data Challenge. The competitive program... read more >> 

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Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on tick-bourne disease, pertussis and influenza. read more >>

Isoniazid Shortage
According to a health advisory published by the CDC on January 28, there is a supply shortage among manufacturers for Isoniazid, one of three key medications... read more >>

The NYS Critical Asset Survey (CAS)
The New York State Department of Health is continuing its efforts to document and update New York State’s critical medical assets via its Critical Asset Survey. read more >> 

The New York State Interoperable Communications Exercise
The New York State Department of Health will be performing an Interoperable Communications (IOC) exercise in the spring of 2013. 
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New York State Health Center Emergency Management Assessment
In mid February, CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Team will release a statewide Emergency Management assessment designed to help identify planning gaps in... read more >> 

Critical Asset Survey
CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Team is currently creating a report for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on difficulties encountered by... read more >> 

Doxycycline Shortage
According to an advisory recently released by the Food and Drug Administration, there is currently a shortage of doxycycline.  The advisory, broadcast on... read more >> 

The Human Services Council Hurricane Sandy Update
The Human Services Council has updated its Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources for Nonprofits and Clients newsletter
This newsletter is filled with resources and... read more >>  

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Night of the CHCStars! Benefit Reception – April 30, 2013
This special event is dedicated to the men and women who are the stars of the health center movement. Enjoy a cocktail reception and an evening of celebration... read more >> 

CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum
October 27 – 29, 2013
CHCANYS' 2013 Conference will be held at The Saratoga Hilton Hotel & Saratoga Springs City Center on October 27-29, 2013. Please hold the dates - more information... read more >>

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