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April 25, 2013 Edition



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Important NYS Health Benefit Exchange Update: Contracting Considerations 
As we have reported previously, applications for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) to participate in the New York State Health Benefit Exchange were due to the Department of Health by April 15. The QHPs’ initial provider network submissions are due by April 30. The networks need to be ... read more >>

Obama’s FY2014 Budget Proposal Released
On April 10, President Obama released his FY2014 Budget Proposal, which includes a total programmatic funding level of $3.8 billion for the Health Centers Program. read more >>

Job Well Done! New York State’s US Congressional Delegation Sign Health Center Appropriations Letters
In a strong showing of support for health centers, 20 of New York’s 27 Representatives and both US Senators signed the “Dear Colleague” letters in support of continued funding for the Health Centers Program. These letters will... read more >> 

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CHCANYS' Night of the CHCStars! - April 30, 2013 
Please join us! 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 health center movement. Enjoy a cocktail reception... read more >> 

Call for Abstracts: CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2013
CHCANYS is hosting this year’s Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum on Sunday, October 27 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at The Saratoga Hilton & City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.  This year’s theme will be expanding sustainable FQHCs in the rapidly evolving and shifting health care reform environment. CHCANYS recently completed... read more >> 

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities Available for CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2013
Join us at The Saratoga Hilton Hotel & Saratoga Springs City Center on October 27-29 for the CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum. Reserve your sponsorship and exhibit tables now! read more >> 

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Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Application Deadline is Friday, May 3
The 2014 application process and guidance for submitting deeming applications for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) medical malpractice coverage is detailed... read more >>

UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program Accepting Applications - Deadline May 15
The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management is now accepting applications for its 2013 session... read more >>

National Government Services Website a Valuable Resource for FQHCs
The National Government Services website is a great resource for FQHCs seeking quick access to information on Medicare, CMS and National Services initiatives... read more >> Website Widgets and Badges Now Available 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created website widgets and badges that community health centers and other organizations can use to encourage patients to visit the website, where... read more >> 

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Security and Terrorism
After the bombings during the Boston Marathon, letters laced with the poison Ricin were sent to politicians in Washington, D.C.  The CHCANYS Emergency Management Team reminds health centers to review their security plans, particularly the sections pertaining to incidents involving the delivery / presentation ... read more >>

Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on Avian Influenza A(H7N9) and Measles.

The Critical Asset Survey
The New York State Department of Health is continuing its health center Critical Asset Survey, which is administered and managed through the Health Commerce System (HCS).  This survey, administered annually, assists... read more >>

The Interoperable Communications Exercise
In partnership with the CHCANYS Emergency Management Team, the New York State Department of Health will be conducting a communications exercise in the next month to test its ability to communicate with health... read more >>

CHCANYS Emergency Management Survey
The CHCANYS Emergency Management Team is conducting a survey of New York State health centers.  Many of you have participated in this survey thus far; however, the goal is full participation.  If you have not already done so... read more >>

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CHCANYS Clinical Committee to Host Face-to-Face Meeting
CHCANYS invites providers from FQHCs statewide to join us for a day of discussion and strategic planning on issues that are important to the clinical community. read more >>

Release of New York State Prevention Agenda 2013 - 2017
The New York State Department of Health has released the State’s new health improvement plan, the Prevention Agenda 2013-2017. This document is a ... read more >>

Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5) 8th Annual Summit 
This annual meeting hosted by The Citywide Colon 
Cancer Control Coalition (C5) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) Cancer Program brings together stakeholders from various... read more >>

Distance Learning Program on LGBT Health Education
The National LGBT Health Education Center of The Fenway Institute presents a state-of the art distance learning program with support from the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, highlighting ... read more >>

TXT4Tots is a library of short, evidence-based messages focused on nutrition and physical activity. The library is targeted to parents and caregivers of ... read more >>

2013 STD Clinical Update For New York Primary Care Providers
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... read more >>

The Opt-to-Quit™ Program
In addition to providing free, evidence-based cessation services, including nicotine patches for those eligible, the New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers the Opt-to-Quit™ Program – the adoption of a policy by a ... read more >>

Planned Parenthood of NYC: Spring 2013 Training Institute Calendar

Planned Parenthood of NYC is pleased to offer an exciting new line-up of trainings on sexual and reproductive health topics. Training Institute participants can... read more >>

American Academy of Pediatrics to Host 3rd Annual Pediatric Nutrition Update: Challenges in 2013 and Beyond 
Sponsored by the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics Districts II and III. For more information and... read more >>

2013 National Primary Oral Health Conference (NPOHC)
The National Primary Oral Health Conference is the largest gathering of health center oral health program staff in the country, and the primary venue for health center Dental Directors and their support teams to share... 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... read more >>

NYU Cancer Institute Cancer Education Series - Application of Self-Determination Theory
This 1-day specialized training for health-care practitioners is designed to help you learn the basic principles of Self-Determination Theory and apply it in your... read more >>

C5/NYC DOHMH/HHC Social Media Campaign
This past March, the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Citywide Colon Cancer... read more >>

Webinar:  CHCs and Family Planning
A report released last month by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and the RCHN Community Health Foundation entitled, “Health Centers and Family Planning: Results of a Nationwide Study,” provides the first in-depth... 
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Introducing the CCHC Member Spotlight
The CHCANYS Community HealthCorps (CCHC) is excited to introduce a new section to Your CHCANYS -  the CCHC Member Spotlight. In each edition, CCHC will highlight a current program member and the services that... read more >> 

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NYS Primary Service Corps RFA Updated
Updates to New York State's Primary Care Service Corps' Request for Applications have been made and posted to the NYS Department of Health website. read more >>

Spots Still Available for CUNY’s Medical Assistant Certification Program
There is still room available for NYC FQHC staff to sign up for the new CUNY Medical Assistant training program. This new curriculum was designed with community health centers in mind and is free for incumbent workers... read more >>

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