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July 11, 2013 Edition



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HHS Announces Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Assistance Grant Awardees 
On July 10, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $7,243,005 in grant awards to 56 health centers statewide to enroll uninsured New Yorkers in new health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act. These funds will enable health centers to educate consumers about their coverage options, determine their eligibility, including the availability of financial assistance, and enroll them in the appropriate plans. 

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National Health Center Week 2013 is Only a Month Away!
National Health Center Week 2013, scheduled for August 11-17, is quickly approaching. How will your health center participate this year? Each August, we take time to underscore the value of the FQHC model and the amazing work that community health... read more >>

CHCANYS Poster Contest – Now Accepting Entries!
CHCANYS is excited to announce its inaugural Poster Contest, timed to coincide with National Health Center Week 2013. We encourage you to take 
 advantage of this fun opportunity to express your... read more >>

United Hospital Fund Report Examines Provider Network Adequacy
A new report by the United Hospital Fund (UHF), published on July 2 with support from the New York State Health Foundation, provides a detailed analysis of existing health plan provider networks for public and commercial coverage, 
and highlights...

City Council Members Vote to Restore Funding for School-Based Health Centers in NYC
On Wednesday June 26, City Council Members voted on a budget negotiation which included the reinstatement of $775,000 in city funds for four school-based health centers that were slated for cuts in...

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NACHC Corporate Compliance Training - Register Today!
CHCANYS and New Jersey Primary Care Association (NJPCA) will co-host a Corporate Compliance Training for FQHCs on September 16-17 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Expert Jacki Leifer of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is among the featured presenters. read more >>

Registration Open for CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum 
CHCANYS’ annual Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum 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... 

CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum:  Vendor Opportunities 
This year’s conference will take place on October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs. Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit tables today! Network with over 400 
attendees, including... 
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Webinar: Adolescents and STDs - A Call to Action for Providers and Health Plans
Developed jointly by the NIHCM Foundation and the National Chlamydia Coalition, this webinar will highlight opportunities for improving the prevention and diagnosis of STDs among adolescents, including... read more >>

Upcoming Webinars on U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013
The National Clinical Training Center is excited to announce two webinars on the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013. Each webinar will be offered twice

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator Webinar: Maternal, Infant and Child Health
Join HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh for this learning session on maternal, infant and child health. The webinar will... read more >>

Webinar: The Importance of Addressing Weight-Based Bullying with Your Pediatric Patients
Join the American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance for a webinar on weight-based bullying, including testimonials from... read more >>

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Application Deadline Extended
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the application deadline for its Hazard Mitigation Grants Program to August 1, 2013. The program is designed to assist...

Citizens Committee for New York City Awards Grants for Volunteer-Led Hurricane Relief Efforts
The Citizens Committee for New York City will award a series of $2000 grants in support of volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts. read more >>

Superstorm Sandy Social Services Block Grant Funds Available 
On June 5, 2013, New York State announced the availability of additional federal funding from the Social Services Block Grant for health, mental health and/or social services costs resulting... 
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Webinar: Managing Short-Term Disruptions in Patient Care 
On behalf of HRSA, ECRI Institute will present a free webinar to encourage proactive approaches to handling short-term disruptions in patient care... read more >>

AmeriCares Issues RFP for Hurricane Sandy Grant Funds
AmeriCares is seeking grant proposals from nonprofit organizations meeting the health needs of individuals directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy. read more >>

Direct Relief and NACHC Announce Hurricane Relief Funding Awards
Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey will receive cash grants — collectively totaling $1,500,000 — to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential primary health services for residents... read more >> 

Biosurveillance Update
Please click here for a detailed update on the West Nile Virus.

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June 2013 New York State Medicaid Update Now Available
The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the June 2013 Medicaid... read more >>

NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell Offer Managed Care Contracting Webinar Series
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Feldsman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP are collaborating to offer a new managed care contracting webinar series to take place in July and... read more >> 

NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo – Register Now!
NACHC’s Community Health Institute (CHI) is scheduled to kick off just as key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect. This year’s conference, which will take place in Chicago on August 25-27
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Engaging Staff and Community in Defining Your Capital Project
Capital Link has developed a collection of resource publications to assist health centers in accomplishing specific tasks related to the capital development process. read more >> 

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NYS Primary Care Service Corps Application Deadline Extended 
The Department of Health has amended and updated the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Primary Care Service Corps (PCSC) and extended the the deadline to August 2, 2013. read more >>

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