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March 13, 2013 Edition
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Save the Date: CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2014
The CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum is scheduled for October 19-21, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown White Plains. More information regarding registration and new sponsor/exhibit opportunities will be shared as it becomes available later this month.  We look forward to seeing you.

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President’s FY2015 Budget Released
Last week, President Obama released his FY2015 Budget which includes significant investments to continue both the Health Centers and National Health Service Corps programs. While advocates should view the proposed budget as a step forward and evidence of the outstanding advocacy work that was done last fall, there is still much work to be done to secure the funding necessary to ensure the continued success of the Health Centers program. read more >> 

Advocacy Day 2014 a Huge Success! 
clientuploads/2014 Images/Advocacy/AdvDay2014.jpgOver 500 community health center advocates from across the state traveled to Albany on March 3rd to meet with state policymakers and discuss issues of critical importance to FQHCs across New York State.  Click here to view this year’s NYS Budget Priorities; a press release is available for download here.  A big thank you to all those who braved the elements to meet with elected officials! Click here to see some pictures from the event.

NACHC Policy & Issues Forum is Almost Here!
The NACHC 2014 Policy and Issues Forum is only days away. We are excited that so many of you have made the commitment to travel to Washington D.C. next week to meet with Congressional staff. These meetings are critical given the current financial threat the Health Centers program is currently facing. read more >> 

10th Annual Latino Healthcare Conference: Celebremos Diez Años Contigo en Nuestro Idioma
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Co-Sponsored by: YAI, Premier HealthCare, and The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center
This free, one-day conference will be conducted entirely in Spanishand will feature a keynote presentation by Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member representing District 38 in Brooklyn and Chair of the Immigration Committee. Please click here for more information.

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Save the Date for NNOHA 2014 National Primary Oral Health Conference 
Date: August 17-20, 2014 
Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida
Theme: Building the Oral Health Foundation for Primary Care 
Click here for more information.

IOM Population Health Improvement Workshop Video Now Available
On February 6, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a Roundtable on Population Health Improvement as part of an effort to advance the integration of primary care and public health. read more>>

Webinar: Adolescents and LARCS (Long Acting Reversible Contraception) 
Speaker: Rachael Phelps, MD, Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York 
NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health) and the Physicians for Reproductive Health are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar focused on Adolescents and LARCS (Long Acting Reversible Contraception). read more >>

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Critical Message for Those with 340B Programs 
The Office of Pharmacy Affairs has alerted CHCANYS that a large number of New York FQHCs have not yet completed the 340B recertification process. It is critically important that health centers complete this annual recertification for each of their sites if they want to continue to participate in the 340B drug discount program. read more >> 

Is Your Service Area Competition (SAC) Coming Due?
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is ramping up its review of Service Area Competition (SAC) applications, and some centers have recently received notices of SAC application ineligibility. read more>> 

Are You Receiving the NYS Medicaid Update? 
The Medicaid Update is the official newsletter of the New York State Medicaid program. It educates providers on significant policy and program changes, billing procedures, and changes in reimbursement and recipient eligibility. The newsletter is delivered electronically to over 49,000 members on a monthly basis. read more >>

NIH Announces HIV Research Funding Opportunity 
The HIV care continuum has provided a useful framework for tracking progress towards the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) HIV-testing and HIV-treatment goals, and has helped to guide a growing body of research to better understand and intervene at one or more steps in the continuum.
Yet, there are some aspects of entering and remaining in HIV care that are relatively less studied than other areas, and merit urgent attention. read more >> 

2014 Practical Art of Health Center Finance (HCF) 
(formerly Finance and Operations Management, Level I (FOMI)) 
Date: April 9-11, 2014
Location: Miami Beach, Florida 
Healthcare Reform has brought significant changes to the industry, and there are still more to come. Health centers are expected to be prepared for these changes. read more >>

NYC Transit Seeking Proposals for Solicitation No. RFP65192 – Assessment Services for Paratransit and Reduced-Fare MetroCard Eligibility 
NYC Transit is seeking proposals to provide assessment services for paratransit and reduced-fare MetroCard eligibility. pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. at 2 Broadway, NYC.  Proposals are due on April 29
For more information, contact Magdalena Tatarczuk, NYC Transit’s Procurement Representative, at 646-252-6754.

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Register Now: DASH-NY 2nd Annual Coalition Conference 
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Rochester, NY

Keynote speaker: Mildred Thompson, Senior Director and Director of the Center for Health Equity and Place at PolicyLink 

This conference will focus on innovative, replicable, and sustainable solutions for healthy community development, including creating jobs/training opportunities, improving employee health and productivity, more >> 

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