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June 20, 2013 Edition




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Post Your National Health Center Week Event Info Today!
National Health Center Week 2013, scheduled for August 11 – 17, is right around the corner! Start planning your events now, and please remember to let us know about any events you will be hosting via our online form so that we can include them in the list of statewide celebrations on the CHCANYS websiteread more >>

CHCANYS Now Accepting Submissions for National Health Center Week Poster Contest!
CHCANYS is excited to accept submissions for its inaugural poster contest, timed to coincide with National Health Center Week 2013. Showcase your artistic talent and create a poster illustrating the ways in which your health center makes a difference in your community.  All ages are encouraged to participate. The winning design will be used to promote CHCANYS’ annual Advocacy Day in March 2014. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to express more >>

FTCA for Volunteers to be Introduced in the House: Ask Your Representative to Become a Co-Sponsor!
Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) recently introduced S. 955, the Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2013, which would extend Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) malpractice coverage to health practitioners volunteering at Section 330-funded health centers. The House is planning to introduce a companion measure very soon... read more >>

Webinar: Medicaid Eligibility in 2014
This lunch hour webinar presented by Trilby de Jung of the Empire Justice Center will preview changes to Medicaid eligibility in 2014. Hear about the new MAGI and non-MAGI categories, income levels and budgeting rules, and get the latest information on the new system for enrolling in public programs through New York's Health Benefit Exchangeread more >>

Webinar: Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion Outreach & Enrollment in Health Centers, Part One
Hosted by the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, this session will describe strategies health centers can employ to prepare staff to assist patients with the upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion options that will become available on October 1st. Timelines, strategic partnerships, training requirements, and examples of successful grantee initiatives will be discussed. read more >> 

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Narratives of Diversity
The Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College and The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing invite you to this full-day workshop in New York City, designed to give nurses as clinicians, faculty, researchers, administrators, and students an opportunity to explore their experiences with personal, professional, and societal diversity and... read more >>

Medicaid Expanded Coverage for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT)
Effective January 1, 2011, Medicaid began reimbursing for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) when provided by an Article 28 clinic (hospital outpatient department or free-standing diagnostic and treatment center) accredited by a CMS approved national accreditation organization (NAO). Currently, CMS recognizes the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and Indian Health Services (IHS) as approved ... read more >>

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Register Today! CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ 2013 Conference is scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year's theme is Expanding Sustainable FQHCs in the Rapidly Evolving and Shifting Health Care Reform Environment. Timely national and state issues will be covered. read more >>

Save the Date: CHCANYS-NJPCA Corporate Compliance Training
This year’s Health Center Corporate Compliance Training, sponsored jointly by CHCANYS and the New Jersey Primary Care Association, will be held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on September 16-17. Jacki Leifer of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is a featured presenter. The training will cover strategies for implementing effective corporate compliance programs, the enforcement environment, financial and clinical risk management and most importantly, issues unique to the 330/Health Center Program. read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum: Vendor Opportunities 
Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit table for CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum today! Network with over 400 attendees, including health center CEOs and senior leaders statewide. read more >>

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Greater Rochester Health Foundation Invites Applications for Opportunity Grants
The Greater Rochester Health Foundation invites Letters of Intent for its Opportunity Grant program for projects or interventions serving an underserved population or reaching a significant percent of a targeted population. read more >>

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Invites Letters of Intent for 2014 Access to Care Grants
The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry launched the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) initiative in 1987 with the aim of providing quality oral health care to children in need. HSHC has announced a call for Letters of Intent from pediatric dental care organizations for its 2014 Access to Care Grants program. read more >>

HRSA Releases Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2013-01: Health Center Budgeting and Accounting Requirements
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released PIN 2013-01, which provides information regarding budgeting and accounting requirements for health centers. read more >> 

2013 National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers
Health centers will soon receive the 2013 National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation committed to improving the quality of health care for our nation’s most vulnerable. read more >>

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Superstorm Sandy Hazard Mitigation Funding Available
On June 10, Governor Cuomo announced New York State's plan to make available $500 million in hazard mitigation grants (click here to read the official press release). The grants are funded under Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grants Program... 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 >>

Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).  

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 Equipment 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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CareerSTAT Initiative Seeking Input from Community Health Centers
CareerSTAT is a national collaboration of health care leaders who advocate for investment in the skill and career development of frontline workers. While primarily focused on hospitals to date, the program is now seeking to engage FQHC leaders as partners. read more >>

Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program: Changes and FAQs
The Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) has been redesigned for 2013 and the NY State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting abstracts. read more >>

Sogence Training and Consulting to Offer Management Skills Training for FQHCs 
Sogence Training and Consulting will offer an intensive 3-day management skills training program specifically for community health center leaders from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas. read more >>

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