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October 17, 2013 Edition
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NY State of Health – Two Weeks Later
In the two weeks since the launch of NY State of Health, over 40,000 people have successfully enrolled in health insurance plans via the marketplace – more than in any other state thus far. Approximately 500 in-person Assistors/Navigators have been trained and are providing high-quality enrollment assistance in all counties, in a total of 48 languages. read more >> 

New NACHC Video Helps Health Center Patients Understand Affordable Care Act
NACHC has released a new video designed to assist health centers with educating their patient populations about coverage options under Medicaid, or purchasing a private insurance policy in the online Health Insurance Marketplace. The video is designed as a simple, informational tool to show in health center waiting rooms or any place else where it is useful to explain how the Affordable Care Act can help the uninsured. read more >> 

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Take Action Now - Sign the "Fix the Cliff" Petition!
Health centers play a central role in delivering high-quality affordable primary and preventive health services to over 1.6 million New Yorkers and over 22 million people nationwide, and they could be the health care home for many more. Yet without the support of the President and Congress, funding for the Health Centers program will be cut by 70% within the next two years -- a devastating reduction that would force many health centers to close their doors, lay off staff, and drastically reduce the services that they currently provide to our country’s neediest patients. Please click here TODAY to sign the "Fix the Cliff" petition asking the Administration and Congress to act now to stop these funding cuts.  read more >>

CHCANYS Statewide Conference 2013: Policy Highlights
This year’s conference, scheduled for October 27-29 in Saratoga Springs, will feature a number of sessions geared toward health center policy staff, including: a workshop on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the risks and opportunities that they present for health centers; a Regulatory and Reimbursement “Mega Session,” 
facilitated by CohnReznick and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell; an update from the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Access Provider Reimbursement; and a panel discussion on capital projects for primary care development. read more >> 

Population Health Summit: Making New York the Healthiest State - Achieving the Triple Aim
New York State Health Commissioner, Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H. will convene a population health summit on December 3, 2013 to bring together state and national leaders to learn about the role public health and other sectors play in improving population health. 
Dr. Shah will be joined by Thomas R. Frieden (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)), Thomas Farley (New York City Health Commissioner), Jeffrey Levi (Trust for America's Health), and Jo Ivey Boufford (New York Academy of Medicine). read more >>

Poster Contest Deadline Extended Through December
The deadline for CHCANYS’ Poster Contest has been extended until Friday, December 20 in order to ensure that as many health center advocates as possible have an opportunity to participate. With mandatory Affordable Care Act funding for the Health Centers program soon coming to an end, it critical that we do everything we can to make sure... read more >>

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Health Foundation for Western and Central NY Invites Applications for 2014 Health Leadership Fellows Program
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is accepting applications for a fifth round of its Health Leadership Fellows program.  The goal of this program is to expand a network of skilled leaders who will learn to lead collaboratively from both within and outside their organizations and become advocates for improved healthcare delivery, particularly for the frail elderly and children from communities of poverty. read more >>

NACHC's 2013-14 Health Center Salary and Benefits Report Now Available
This report, now in its 17th edition and conveniently accessible on CD, is the most comprehensive source for compensation and benefits information pertaining solely to community-based health centers nationwide. read more >>

NACHC to Offer Corporate Compliance Training in Portland, Oregon
If you missed NACHC’s Corporate Compliance training session in NYC, you can now register to attend the two-day session scheduled for January 22-23, 2014 in Portland. read more >>

Webinar: An Introduction to Financial Benchmarking from Capital Link
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013; Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT; Presenter: Steve Rubman, Manager of Data Resources, Capital Link. How does your health center’s operational and financial performance compare to others? This session will review the recently completed national study of community health center financial audits and provide benchmarks and guidelines for the key drivers of operational and financial success. read more >>

PMG Announces New CHC Training Programs
Priority Management Group (PMG) has divided its popular training courses into themed programs, designed to cover the fundamental concepts necessary for mastery of the program. All courses will be made available as recorded sessions, to be accompanied by monthly... read more >>

Capital Link Conducts Capital Needs Assessment
On October 16, Capital Link sent an online assessment to all health centers.  This important study has been designed to determine existing and future capital requirements for health centers nationwide and will provide an estimate of the need for additional capital investment so health centers and primary care associations can plan for growth. read more >> 

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Registration Still Open for CHCANYS 2013 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 
Please join CHCANYS in Saratoga Springs on October 27-29 for the 2013 Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum. This year’s theme “Sustaining and Expanding FQHCs: An ACA Imperative,” highlights the need to increase primary care capacity in order to affordably serve the influx of newly-insured patients across New York State and the nation. read more >>

Register Today! Uniform Data Training (UDS) – November or December 2013 
CHCANYS is offering one-day UDS training sessions for FQHC and FQHC Look-Alike fiscal staff, including new fiscal directors, clinical staff responsible for clinical measure reporting, and senior staff with reporting responsibilities. read more >> 

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The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
HRSA and other federal agencies require all partner entities to 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 (NIMS). read more >> 

Governor Cuomo Awards $200 Million in Funding to Meet Healthcare and Human Service Needs Resulting from Superstorm Sandy
Governor Cuomo has announced nearly $200 million in social services grant awards for disaster relief and recovery activities relative to Superstorm Sandy. read more >>

New York State Department of Health to Conduct Webinar on New Influenza Mask Regulations
On October 22 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., the  New York State Department of Health will conduct an informational webinar for all Article 28 facilities on the newly adopted Influenza Mask Regulations. read more >>

Please click here for a detailed update on seasonal influenza and the tracking/reporting of influenza trends during the government shutdown.

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Updated Guidelines: HIV Prophylaxis Following Non-Occupational Exposure (nPEP) and HIV Prophylaxis for Victims of Sexual Assault
The Office of the Medical Director, New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has announced that updated guidelines for HIV Prophylaxis Following Non-Occupational Exposure (nPEP) and HIV Prophylaxis for Victims of Sexual Assault have been posted by the Medical Care Criteria... read more >>

NYSDOH Announces New Diagnostic Testing Algorithm for Diagnosis of HIV Infection
Click here to access a letter from the New York State Department of Health announcing a new laboratory-based diagnostic testing algorithm for diagnosis of HIV infection.  

Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New York: New RFA Released
The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control (BTC) seeks applications from organizations that will work to engage health care systems to improve the delivery of guideline concordant care for tobacco dependence through systems and policy change at the organizational level. Successful applicants will conduct advocacy... read more >>

Webinar Series: Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
The Federal Training Center Collaborative is hosting a series of free webinars designed to equip medical providers with the information and tools needed to better meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of their patients. read more >>

Comprehensive Needs Assessment: Share Your Thoughts
The NYSDOH AIDS Institute is collaborating with Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI) to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for the NYS People Living with HIV/AIDS Leadership Training Institute (LTI) program. read more >>

CAPPC to Present Evening Teleconference Series
On December 4, the Child Psychiatry Access Program (CAPPC) will present “Understanding Self-Injury” via live telecast. The program will be presented by Jim Wallace, MD of the University of Rochester. read more >>

Prevent Blindness American Announces New Online Resource for Seniors with Low Vision
Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has launched Living Well with Low Vision, a new online resource for seniors with low vision and their caregivers. The new site, which features viewing accommodations for differing levels of vision loss, was developed from the point of view of patients... read more >> 

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