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September 5, 2013 Edition

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CHCANYS Submits Comments to HRSA on Total Budget PIN 2013-01
The deadline for public comments on Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2013-01: Health Center Budgeting and Accounting Requirements, which proposes new regulations regarding the expenditure of non-grant funds by health centers,was Friday, August 30. Click here to read comments submitted by CHCANYS.

CHCANYS Poster Contest: Deadline Extended
The deadline for CHCANYS’ inaugural Poster Contest has been extended until Friday, September 27Take advantage of this fun opportunity to show, via an original photo or ... read more >>

CMS Announces New FIDA Demonstration Collaboration with New York State
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new demonstration project, in collaboration with the State of New York, designed to improve care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. read more >>

New York State Health Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Insurance Outreach and Enrollment Grants
The New York State Health Foundation has released a Request for Information (RFI) in order to fund organizations that provide direct assistance to uninsured individuals who will be eligible for either Medicaid or subsidized private plans on the Exchange and help them to enroll in insurance coverage. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. read more >>

CHCANYS is on Facebook!
CHCANYS is now on Facebook – follow our page 
for important announcements and links to articles of interest to New York’s FQHCs. read more >>

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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. read more >>

New York City Council Passes New Bills with Focus on Planning for Future Storms
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently signed nine bills that will increase the city’s preparedness and improve its response to future storms.  Some of these bills call on the New York City Office of Emergency Management to work with partner agencies to develop plans to organize relief operations following a severe weather event; track people who have special medical needs in the city’s shelter system; assist vulnerable and homebound persons following a severe weather event; and ensure access to food, water and fuel. read more >>

Biosurveillance Update
Click here for a detailed update on C. diff infections, H7N9 Avian Influenza, seasonal influenza (including mandated reporting of vaccination data for healthcare staff), Invasive Meningococcal Disease, and Tick borne encephalitis. 

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ECRI Institute to Host Virtual Conference on FTCA Risk Management
Date: September 11 and 12, 2013; On behalf of HRSA, the ECRI Institute will host a free webinar designed to help health centers, free clinics, primary care associations and HRSA project officers hone their skills in addressing risk management issues in healthcare delivery settings. For more information and to register... read more >>

New UDS Mapper Launched 
The new and enhanced UDS Mapper is now available.  Updates include new population indicators, additional demographic data and a simplified design. To see all the enhanced functions of the new UDS mapper and to register for... read more >> 

August 2013 Medicaid Update Now Available
Click here to download the August 2013 edition of the New York State Medicaid Update.

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Free Provider Education and Training to Increase Use of Intrauterine Contraception
This training provides the central elements, basic fundamentals, and a comprehensive overview of intrauterine contraception, including the differentiation of methods by patient needs and special cases considerations. read more >>

Free Self-Management Training for People Living with HIV/AIDS: Becoming Your Own Health Care Advocate
The PWA Leadership Training Institute (LTI) Self-Management Training (SMT) is an interactive, informative three-day training for people living with HIV/AIDS (PWHA). It is led by HIV+ trainers in a confidential and safe environment and is free to all PWHAs who live in New York State and are... read more >>

Webinar: Self-Management Training for Case Managers - A Program Designed to Help Clients Understand Their HIV Health Care
This webinar is designed to introduce service providers to the PWA Leadership Training Institute (LTI), which provides training, skills building, motivation, and education to increase the ability of people living with HIV to partner effectively... read more >> 

New York Obesity Symposium: Advances in Weight Management at Weill Cornell Medical College
This day-long symposium will feature experts from New York's major medical centers, covering pathophysiology, epidemiology, and interventions for obesity, with lectures, case presentations, and panel discussions. read more >>

Federal Training Center Collaborative Hosts Sexual and Reproductive Health Webinar Series
This series of 6 free webinars is a great source of clinical information on sexual health, including sexual history taking, STI guidelines, early anti-retroviral therapy, partner services, TB screening and contraception. read more >>

New Obesity Reports Released
The New York State (NYS) Department of Health Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation & Research is pleased to announce the release of two new Information for Action reports: One-third of School-age Children in NYS (exclusive of New York City) are Overweight or Obese and Rates of Student Obesity are Significantly Higher in High Need School... read more >>

Revised Title X Guidelines
At the recent Title X National Grantee meeting, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) announced that the revised Title X Guidelines will be released this fall.  The guidelines are going through final review and will be published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). read more >>

American Heart Association Course Offerings
The American Heart Association offers onsite training to groups of 5 or more participants. Prices vary, and group deals are based on the number of participants at each given session. Courses offered include... read more >>

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Register Today!  CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum
CHCANYS’ annual Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum is scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Geared to senior leaders, staff, board members and partners, this year’s conference will focus on health care reform. Critical and timely national and state issues will be... read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum: Vendor Opportunities
Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit tables for this year’s conference, scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs. Space is limited – don’t wait! Network with over 400 attendees, including health center CEOs... read more >>

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NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference: Early Bird Discount to NY State FQHCs and LALs
The NY eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) will be holding its annual Digital Health Conference on November 14 – 15 at the New York City Hilton Hotel. This conference is a great opportunity to hear the latest in health IT developments in ... read more >>

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