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March 28, 2013 Edition



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NYS 2013-2014 Budget Update
In keeping with their plan to pass this year’s budget ahead of schedule, the Legislature and Executive completed budget negotiations and printed all of the final budget... read more >>

Action Needed: Contact Your Representatives Today!
The FY2014 appropriations process is underway, and your Congressional leader needs to hear from you! Currently, we have no New York State Representatives... read more >>

Congress Approves FY2013 Continuing Resolution and Ensures Continued Funding for Health Centers
On March 21, the Senate and House voted in approval of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, thereby ensuring that the federal... read more >>

NACHC Policy and Issues Forum 2013 a Great Success
A big thank you to the health center leaders and staff from across the state who joined CHCANYS in Washington D.C. on March 20-23 for the National Association of Community Health Center's (NACHC) annual Policy and Issues Forum. 

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Reps from NY community health centers visited with Sen. 
Charles Schumer in Washington D.C. on March 21st.


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Third Annual Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program Now Accepting Applications
The Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program is an application-based initiative that provides a broad selection of health care products and supplies to... read more >> 

Free Webinar: Providing Cross-Gender Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients
The National LGBT Health Education Center will host an intermediate level webinar for health care providers interested in delivering effective, culturally-responsive ... read more >> 

Mount Sinai School of Medicine to Offer Free Training for Hepatitis C Providers
Geared toward medical providers (MD, NP & PA), patient navigators, care managers and mental health providers focused on Hepatitis C, this training will cover... read more >> 

New Patient Education Tool Available for Patients with Asthma
As part of an innovative patient education program, a free interactive audio-visual training called "How to Use Inhalers" is now available online. This training tool... read more >>

Focus on Eye Health: A National Summit
This event will include the much-anticipated new release of the Economic Impact of Vision Problems. The Summit will also include a variety of public health presentations. read more >> 

$25K Grants Available to Improve Patient Health Literacy
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) announces the availability of $25,000 grants for primary care practice groups to plan... read more >> 

NYPATH Webinar - The Time Is Now: Providing Adolescent Friendly Sexual & Reproductive Health Care
This webinar is designed for medical providers who provide healthcare services to adolescents. It will include an overview of key evidence-based practices which... read more >>

The National LGBT Health Education Center Releases March 2013 Newsletter
To access the National LGBT Health Education Center’s March 2013 newsletter... read more >>   

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CHCANYS' Night of the CHCStars! - April 30, 2013
Dr. Jack Geiger is the Honored Benefit Chair of this special benefit commemorating CHCANYS' 40 years and the many women and men who are the stars of the... read more >> 

CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum - Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities
Join us in lovely Saratoga Springs on October 27-29 for CHCANYS’ 2013 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum. Network with over 400 attendees, including... read more >> 

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Commonwealth Fund Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program
The Patient-Centered Coordinated Care Program, an initiative of the New York City-based Commonwealth Fundis accepting Letters of Inquiry for projects designed to... read more >> 

CDFI Fund Announces New Series to Expand the Capacity of CDFIs to Finance Community Health Centers
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is expanding the Capacity Building Initiative to support new innovative sectors of critically needed... read more >>

New Poverty Level Guidelines Released
The 2013 Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines have beenpublished in the Federal Register and are higher than last year's poverty levels. The new levels, which... read more >>

CMS Releases ICD-10 Checklists, Timelines
To help agencies prepare for ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new check lists and timelines for small and medium provider... read more >>

March 2013 Medicaid Update Now Available
The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the March 2013 Medicaid Update. read more >> 

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NYC DOHMH to Offer Trauma-Related Mental Health Disorders Training for Primary Care Providers
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has developed an interactive, web-based training designed to help New York City primary care providers identify and manage patients with trauma-related mental health... read more >> 

Emergency Management Survey
The CHCANYS Emergency Management Team, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), will be distributing a survey about health center... read more >> 

The New York State Interoperable Communications Exercise
NYSDOH will perform an interoperable communications exercise in April 2013.  CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Team is assisting the state with this endeavor by increasing the number of health centers that participate... read more >>  

Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on mumps, pertussis, varicella, drug resistant enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea. read more >> 

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CHCANYS to Host Care Coordination/Patient Navigation Training Demo
CHCANYS is happy to announce an informational session on the Care Coordination/Patient Navigation training that it offers through a partnership with the 1199/SEIU... read more >> 

Primary Care Service Corp. Enrollment Cycle Approaching
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Primary Care Service Corp (PCSC). The PCSC is a state... read more >> 

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