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Your CHCANYS: 1-09-13

January 9, 2013 Edition


A Message from Elizabeth Swain: New Website and Newsletter Design
CHCANYS is proud to announce the launch of a new website design and a new look for the Your CHCANYS newsletter. The simple and clean new designs are part of our goal to meet the ongoing information needs of New York's FQHCs, as well as those interested in learning more about who we are and the communities we serve. The improved website and newsletter contain several new features: easily navigatable menus that focus on CHCANYS' programs and services, better organization of content, a readily accessible events calendar, and active news and publication notices. We are excited about these changes, and we hope you are too as you are now more easily able to access the information you need when you need it.

Happy New Year! May 2013 bring health and hope to you all.

Elizabeth H. Swain
President and CEO  

CHCANYS Awarded HRSA Health Center Controlled Network Grant 
CHCANYS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 3-year HRSA grant to create the New York Statewide Health Center Controlled Network (NYS-HCCN). Thirty-three FQHCs throughout the State joined CHCANYS in this application which provides funding for technical assistance in implementation and use of EHRs, including Meaningful Use, Quality Improvement and Patient Centered Medical Home. CHCANYS’ Center for Primary Care Informatics (CPCI) will play a central role in the network’s efforts. 
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House Votes to Avert Fiscal Cliff and Delay Sequester Until March 2013  
The House passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on January 1st, thus avoiding the fiscal cliff and delaying potential across-the-board spending cuts for two months.   

HRSA Announces 17 School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Awards for New York State
On December 17, 2012, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced awards of more than $5 million to 17 school-based health center programs across New York State, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.  read more >> 

Advocacy Day 2013 Registration Now Open - Sign up Today! 
It's time to start making plans to attend CHCANYS' Annual Community Health Center Grassroots Advocacy Day, scheduled for March 4, 2013 at the the Empire State Plaza in Albany. read more >> 

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2011 Ambulatory Health Care Facility (ACHF) Cost Report Deadline Extended to February 11, 2013
The New York State Department of Health has announced that all providers will now be offered an extension for submission of the 2011 ACHF Cost Report, which was originally only given to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  read more >>

Bureau of Primary Health Care All Grantee Call Scheduled for January 15th 
Join BPHC Associate Administrator Jim Macrae and BPHC staff on January 15th from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the first in a series of BPHC All Grantee Conference calls.  read more >>

UDS Reports Due on February 15
Health Center Uniform Data System (UDS) reports are due by February 15, 2013. CHCANYS has posted additional materials to assist grantees in their preparation of these reports.  

December 2012 Medicaid Update Now Available
The Office of Health Insurance Programs of the New York State Department of Health has approved the release of the December 2012 Medicaid Update.  read more >>

HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs to Hold Webinar on 340B Recertification 
HRSA’s Office of Pharmacy Affairs will be beginning the recertification process for health centers this year. A webinar is scheduled for January 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time to help health centers learn more about the process and how to prepare for recertification. read more >>


Health Centers Needed to Participate in Exciting Quality Improvement Program Focused on Cardiovascular Health
Health centers are invited to submit letters of support for an application by the NYU School of Medicine to NIH to fund a CHCANYS quality improvement program designed to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease...  read more >>

CME Credits Now Available from CHCANYS’ 2012 Conference

This Live activity, CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2012, with a beginning date of October 24, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). read more >>

Call for Applications: Oral Health Core Clinical Competency Pilot Project
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is seeking applications from FQHCs to participate in the Oral Health Core Clinical Competency Pilot Project... read more >>

HRSA to Offer TA Session on Improving Cervical Cancer Screening through PCMH
HRSA invites you to join a multi-disciplinary panel of Federal staff and BPHC grantees for this TA session on how PCMH can be used to improve cervical cancer screening outcomes.  read more >>

Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award
National non-profit organizations Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness America announce co-sponsorship of a new annual public health research fellowship called the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Public Health Award. read more >>

Call for Abstracts - 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
The Vision Care Section invites presentations of original research on public health issues pertaining to vision and eye care. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome, and interdisciplinary work and student abstracts are highly encouraged. 

2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award – Up to $30,000 Available
The 2013 Prevent Blindness America Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. read more >>

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Night of the CHCStars! Benefit Reception – April 30, 2013
This special event, organized by CHCANYS’ Fundraising Committee, is dedicated to the men and women who are the stars of the health center movement. read more >>

CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum: Hold the Dates!
CHCANYS' 2013 Conference will once again be held at The Saratoga Hilton Hotel & Saratoga Springs City Center.
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HRSA Funding Opportunity for Rural Providers: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program 
HRSA has announced that it will make between 40 and 50 three-year awards of $150,000 per year to provide support to rural primary care providers for the implementation of quality improvement activities.  read more >>


Doctors Across New York Cycle III Applications Now Available Doctors Across New York (DANY), a state-funded initiative that helps to train and place physicians in underserved communities, is now accepting applications to its Physician Practice Support and Physician Loan Repayment programs.   read more >>

Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute – Applications Due January 18
The Empire State Public Health Training Center is now coordinating the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute, a 10-month intensive leadership training program for public health and health care professionals that includes both in-person... read more >>

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