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Your CHCANYS: 05-09-13

May 9, 2013 Edition



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NYSHealth Foundation and CHCANYS Briefing on Expanding Sustainable Health Centers in New York State
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) co-hosted a briefing on April 22nd to discuss highlights from a new analysis on primary care. The report, “A Plan for Expanding Sustainable Community Health Centers in New York,” is a first-ever plan for building the State’s community health center system, and offers recommendations for health centers to increase their ability to serve hundreds of thousands more patients each year.

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National Health Center Week 2013 is August 11-17
Preparations for National Health Center Week 2013 are already underway! This annual week-long celebration, scheduled for August 11-17,  is a prime opportunity to educate others about the vital role health centers play in creating... read more >>

Remind Congress to Make Health Centers a Priority in FY2014!
While 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, we still have work to do to ensure full funding for health in FY2014. Please take two minutes to thank your Members of ... read more >>

NY Health Benefit Exchange Webinar Slides Now Available
On April 24th, CHCANYS partnered with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to present a webinar on the NY Health Benefit Exchange designed specifically for community health centers. Randi Imbriaco (Director, Plan Management, NYSDOH) and Sherry... read more >>

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NYC DOHMH Commissioner Thomas Farley Urges Providers to Help Control Hepatitis C
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Thomas Farley recently issued a letter to all primary care providers in NYC, asking for their help in diagnosing and treating Hepatitis C, an increasing cause of... read more >>

Summary of Changes to 2011 PCMH Standards and Guidelines Released
To view the changes to the 2011 PCMH Standards and Guidelines that have been released by NCQA, click here.

NIH Encourages Americans to Make Vision a Priority during Healthy Vision Month
Dr. Rachel Bishop, an ophthalmologist at the NIH’s National Eye Institute, describes several ways people can keep their eyes healthy. Click here to access the trancripts. 

April 2013 Medicaid Update Revised
The article on pages 3-4 of the recently-released April 2013 Medicaid Update entitled, "Streamlining the Application and Billing Process for Medicaid Coverage of an Emergency Medical Condition" was published in error. read more >>

“Hold on to your Hats!”
“Hold on to your Hats!” is a community health fair in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn geared toward women of color. Click here for more information.

Behavioral Screening and Intervention: A Win for Everyone
Learn how hospitals and primary care settings can systematically deliver evidence-based behavioral screening and intervention (BSI), improve treatment outcomes for chronic disease, prevent chronic disease and injury... read more >>

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week: Awareness Makes a Difference 
Prevent Blindness America invites your organization to participate in AMD Awareness Week, a week-long awareness campaign to alert the public about their risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). read more >>

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Non-Occupational Prophylaxis (nPEP) and Early Antiretroviral Treatment - Exploring New Tools for HIV Prevention Among Adults in New York City
This free conference is open to clinical providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives). Online registration is required. read more >>

Webinar: The Time is Now - Providing Adolescent Friendly Sexual & Reproductive Health Care
NYPATH (New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health) is proud to announce “The Time is Now: Providing Adolescent Friendly Sexual & Reproductive Health Care,” a webinar designed for medical providers who treat... read more >>

STD Clinical Update for New York Primary Care Providers
This all-day conference, sponsored by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, will be held May 15th  at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. The purpose of this event is to educate primary care medical... read more >>

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Jeffrey T. Latman FQHC Financial Training Institute - Register Now!
This two-day workshop, scheduled for June 12-13, 2013, has been designed for both new and seasoned finance and operations staff of New York-based FQHCs and will include a brief overview of the federal environment.   read more >>

Capital Link  to Host Strategic Capital Planning Webinar
Strategic management is essential if health centers are to survive and thrive in the turbulent years ahead.  Learning to anticipate possible changes; assessing their implication and impact on you; and developing an... read more >>

BPHC Grantee Enrichment Call: Demystifying the BPHC Operational Site Visit
To learn more about how HRSA uses operational site visits to assess Health Center Program compliance or to do an organizational self-assessment, consider... read more >>

HRSA Posts Technical Assistance Catalog for BPHC Grantees
All BPHC grantee technical assistance sessions from June 2010 to the present may be found in the Technical Assistance Catalog. To access the catalog... read more >>

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CHCANYS' Night of the CHCStars – A Night to Remember!
Thanks to the 250 honorees and guests who showed their 
support for CHCANYS at the Night of the CHCStars event on April 30, 2013. Thanks to the generosity of Barbra Minch, clientuploads/2013 Images/News & Events/05_Geiger.JPGCHCANYS Board Member and the   President & CEO of the 
William F. Ryan Community Health Network, the festive evening was hosted at the Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center. The program featured inspiring remarks by Dr. Jack Geiger, a visionary co-founder of the health center movement. Honored guests Tom Van Coverden, President & CEO of NACHC, and Julio Bellber, President & CEO of the RCHN Community Health Foundation, remembered those who have fought for... read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2013 – Abstract Submission Deadline is May 29
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
This year’s conference is October 27-29, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Network with over 400 attendees including health center CEOs and Senior leaders statewide. Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit tables today! read more >>

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CCHC Member Spotlight: Jenny Lopez
The focus of the CHCANYS Community HealthCorps’ (CCHC) second Member Spotlight is Jenny Lopez, a Puberty and Reproductive Health Educator with the Montefiore School Health Program (MSHP) in the South Bronx. read more >>

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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... 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... read more >>

PCEPN Webinar Series Continues
The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) is an ongoing collaboration between the Emergency Management departments at CHCANYS and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC).  PCEPN is happy to announce the continuation of its training... read more >>

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

The New York State Learning Management System
The New York State Department of Health has developed an excellent tool that uses an online training format to deliver content on a number of topics.  CHCANYS has placed a series of webinar courses on this Learning... read more >>

The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
HRSA and other federal agencies require that all entities be prepared for an emergency.  Part of this preparedness is a familiarization at all levels of management and staff with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), an incident management program designed to ensure... read more >>

New York State Department of Health Offers Online Respiratory Fit Testing Course for CHCs
The New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Occupational Health has made available on its Learning Management System a Personal Protective Equipment training webinar designed for community health... read more >>

NYC DOHMH Offers Online Training for Primary Care Providers on Identifying and Managing Trauma-Related Mental Health Disorders 
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) 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 disorders,  including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder... 
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