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September 19, 2013 Edition

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FY 2013 New Access Point Grant Awards Announced
On September 13, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards totaling over $1 million to two New York FQHCs – Hudson River HealthCare and Lutheran Family Health Services – to fund new health service delivery sites. A total of $19.5 million in New Access Point (NAP) grants was awarded across the United States in the form of 32 awards. The new sites established... read more >>

CHCANYS Poster Contest: Deadline Extended
The deadline for CHCANYS’ inaugural Poster Contest has been extended until Friday, September 27! Take advantage of this fun opportunity to show, via an original photo or drawing, how your health center helps to keep the members of your community healthy and productive. 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. Have a photo or a story to share? Send it our way so that we can help spread the word to our online community. Contact Kate Graetzer at with your contributions and feedback.

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NHMA Forum on ACA and Health Marketplace Enrollment
Date: September 26, 2013; Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), in conjunction with the White House, the US Department of Health and Human Services, State Health Marketplaces of CA, NY, IL, DC, will host a forum on the Affordable Care Act, including a discussion about Health Marketplace enrollment challenges and opportunities. read more >>

NACHC/PACHC Training for New Medical Directors 
Date: October 8-9, 2013; Location: Lancaster Marriot & Convention Center. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers (PACHC) are pleased to provide Training for New Medical Directors, a foundational and essential building block in the career development of health center Medical Directors. This day and a half in-person training features the core... read more >>

NACHC Financial, Operations Management/IT Conference (FOM/IT)
Date: November 12-14, 2013; Location: Caesars Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. NACHC’s Financial, Operations Management / Information Technology (FOM/IT) conference attracts health center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and finance, operations and IT staff looking for an arena to gather the latest information for the successful future of their health centers. read more >>

NACHC Posts New Information Bulletin: HIPAA Omnibus Rule
Designed by by NACHC and Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell LLP, this publication provides accurate and authoritative information for coming into compliance with the final HIPAA rule. read more >>

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Pediatric Disaster Coalition Seeks Labor and Delivery Professionals
The Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Pediatric Disaster Coalition are seeking OB/GYN practitioners, nurses, and other Labor and Delivery focused providers to join the Pediatric Disaster Coalition’s Labor and Delivery Committee. This committee will be working to create guidelines and recommendations for Labor and Delivery ... read more >>

Biosurveillance Update
Click here for a detailed update on Avian Influenza.

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Lecture: Learn the Facts on Women’s Cancers
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013; Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.; Location: Woodhull Medical Center, 3rd Floor, Conference Room #1. This lecture will raise awareness of gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) with emphasis on the importance of women... read more >>

Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series: Faith and Spirituality
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013; Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Location: NYU Clinical Cancer Center, 1st Floor, Room 126. Intended specifically for those who have been treated for cancer, this lecture will address the unique issues faced by cancer survivors. read more >>

Shared Decision-Making about Prostate Cancer Screening
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013; Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.; Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall B. Shared decision-making incorporates the patient’s values and preferences, in addition to physician recommendations and medical evidence in making decisions about patient care and treatment. This type of decision... read more >> 

Lessons from the Field: New Publication on Cervical Cancer Screening in Health Centers
Drawing on real-world examples, this HRSA-supported report from NASHP summarizes innovative programs, practices, and partnerships that facilitate improvement in cervical cancer screening.  Click here to read the report. 

Looking Ahead: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and Viral Hepatitis Training for Health Centers 
SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is working to develop the capacity of health centers to identify and treat substance use and co-occurring mental disorders among persons with HIV and hepatitis and those at risk for exposure or transmission.  As a first step toward... read more >> 

Center for Practice Innovations Releases Smoking Cessation Video
"Becoming Tobacco Free,” a six-minute video released by the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI), features clips of mental health consumers discussing their journey to becoming tobacco free, the health benefits of quitting, tools to help think through the pros and cons of quitting, what to expect when quitting, and how to get help. read more >>

Free Training: Buprenorphine - Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2013; Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Location: Staten Island University Hospital.This course for physicians provides information regarding the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. It reviews legislation regarding office-based opioid-addiction treatment, pharmacology, safety and effectiveness... 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 and is geared to senior leaders, staff, board members and partners. Critical and timely national and state issues will be covered during the General Sessions. read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum: Vendor Opportunities 
This year’s conference is October 27-29, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Space is limited – don’t wait! Reserve your sponsorship package and exhibit tables before September 26th to ensure your listing in the conference program book. Network with over 400 attendees, including health center CEOs and senior leaders statewide. Whether you would like to connect with existing clients or break into a new market, this is the right venue for you. read more >> 

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