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June 6, 2013 Edition



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CHCANYS’ President & CEO to be Honored by the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives 
The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives will host their 2013 Annual Healthcare Diversity Awards at the New York Academy of Medicine on June 21st. Dr. Nirav Shah, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health, is the keynote speaker and honoree of the event. CHCANYS President and CEO Elizabeth Swain will be honored as the Community Health Executive of the Year. read more >>

CHCANYS NYC is Moving!
After Friday, May 17th, CHCANYS’ New York City office will no longer be located at 535 8th Avenue. However, there will be a transition period before we are able to move into our great new space downtown. During this time (and after we are in our new space), you will continue to be able to reach any of our New York City staff at their current direct dial numbers and e-mail addresses. read more >>

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National Health Center Week is August 11-17: Start Planning Now!
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 and maintaining healthy communities, including your elected... read more >>

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Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2013-06: “Calendar Year 2014 Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Application for Free Clinics”
This year, all FTCA Free Clinic applications must be submitted electronically through the Free Clinic deeming module within HRSA’s Electronic Handbook (EHB). The EHB system will be available to begin receiving CY 2014 deeming applications on June 3, 2013. read more >>

DentaQuest Foundation Seeks Concept Papers Addressing Barriers to Oral Health
The DentaQuest Foundation is accepting concept papers for projects that address barriers to optimal oral health. Through its Innovation Fund for Oral Health, the foundation supports programs that create movement toward the realization of optimal oral health systems. read more >>

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Accepting LOIs for Community Prevention, Healthcare Delivery Projects
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from local nonprofit organizations for projects with the potential to positively impact the community's health in the areas of prevention and healthcare delivery. Grants ranging in amount from $50,000 to $200,000 will be... read more >>

Helping Veterans and Their Families 
HRSA has posted updated resources to its website to support safety net providers in treating veterans and their families and encourages providers to welcome these... read more >>

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Report Examines Immigrant Access to Health Care
A new report produced by the Empire Justice Center with support from the United Hospital Fund explores the policies that guide immigrant access to health care and makes recommendations for improving immigrant access to New York's Health Insurance Exchange. read more >>

Prevent Blindness America Offers Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Course
The Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program, a self-guided online course, is now available for continuing education credit through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). The course is designed to teach outreach personnel and allied health professionals about the signs, symptoms and complications...  read more >>

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

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 centers across the state. 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 >>

PCEPN to Host Bronx Community Integration Meeting
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 will be holding a Bronx Community Integration Meeting in... read more >>

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... 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 training webinar designed for community health centers.  The course is available on-demand... 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... read more >>

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NYS Primary Care Service Corps Offers Loan Repayment Opportunity
The New York State Primary Care Service Corps is accepting applications through June 28, 2013 for a loan repayment program for non-physician clinicians working in HPSA-designated areas or facilities. read more >> 

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