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April 11, 2013 Edition



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CHCANYS Releases New Statewide Plan for Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York and Increasing their Capacity to Serve More Patients
CHCANYS, with support from the New York State Health Foundation, has developed a statewide plan for community health centers to increase their ability to serve more patients.  “A Plan for Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York,” released on April 8, 2013, highlights opportunities to significantly increase capacity. Specifically, it estimates that New York State’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) could provide more than 1.8 million additional visits and serve hundreds of thousands more patients each year by filling existing provider vacancies and enhancing productivity. read more >>  

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Deadline Extended! FY2014 Health Center Funding – Your Action Needed
The FY2014 appropriations process is underway, and your Congressional leader needs to hear from you! We are working hard to ensure that the entire New York... read more >>

NYS Health Benefit Exchange Update
The applications for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) to participate in the New York State Health Benefit Exchange (the Exchange) are now due to the Department of... read more >> 

NYS 2013-2014 Budget Enacted
The Legislature passed the $141.3 billion State budget on March 28th, on time for the third consecutive... read more >>

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HRSA "All Program" Meeting Scheduled 
The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) of the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) has scheduled a call for all BPHC programs -  community health centers (including Look Alikes)  primary care... read more >>

CHCANYS to Host Webinar for FQHCs on NYS Health Benefit Exchange
CHCANYS is pleased to partner with the New York State Department of Health to present a webinar for health centers on understanding New York’s Health Benefit Exchange. Randi Imbriaco,Director, Plan Management and Sherry Tomasky,Director, Stakeholder Engagement... read more >>  

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Applications Due May 3 
HRSA has published Program Assistance Letter 2013-05: Calendar Year 2014 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage or Health Centers. Deeming applications are due to HRSA via the Electronic Handbook no later than May 3, 2013. read more >> 

OMIG Releases 2013-14 Work Plan, Launches New Website 
OMIG has released its 2013-14 Work Plan – a roadmap to to the review activities planned for this fiscal year. read more >> 

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Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on influenza.

FEMA, HUD Announce Rental Assistance Program for NY Sandy Survivors
FEMA and HUD have announced that they will reinstitute the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) in order to assist families who are still struggling to... read more >>

HHS Delivers More than $474 Million in Grants for Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) George Sheldon recently announced the release of $474.5 million in grants to help the 
states of Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island recover from Hurricane Sandyread more >>

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CHCANYS' Night of the CHCStars! - April 30, 2013
CHCANYS’ Night of the CHCStars! is just a few weeks away - please join us! Dr. Jack Geiger is the Honored Benefit Chair of this special benefit commemorating ... read more >>

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

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

First Annual SUNY Downstate Dialysis Symposium: Emerging Trends in Dialysis Care
Patient and physician feedback and literature reports suggest that the transition from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to dialysis can be eased by enlightened... read more >>

NYPATH to Give Presentation on Adolescent-Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Entitled “The Time is Now: Providing Adolescent Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare,” the training is free of charge and is designed for medical providers... read more >>

Webinar: Partners in Health - Engaging Faith Communities in Diabetes Prevention and Control
Communities at high risk for diabetes benefit when faith leaders become educated about diabetes, take steps to create healthier environments and share information about... read more >>

2013 STD Clinical Update for New York Primary Care Providers Conference
The purpose of this conference is to educate medical providers on how to evaluate, diagnose, and treat STDs, and on the role of the medical provider in preventing STDs. read more >> 

The 5th Philadelphia Prenatal Diagnosis & Obstetrics Update Conference
This three-day conference is aimed at improving health care for women by concentrating on three different areas of preconception and pregnancy care with each... read more >> 

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Primary Care Service Corps Webinar Slides Now Available
Slides from the March 26th webinar on the Primary Care Service Corps program have been posted to the New York State Department of Health’s website. An audio... read more >> 

New Reports Released by the Center for Health Workforce Studies
The Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany’s School of Public Health has recently released several useful reports and publications. Topics... read more >>

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