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November 7, 2013 Edition
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New York Secures More than 5,400 Signatures on National “Fix the Cliff” Petition 
The results are in – New York ranked second in the nation on the national “Fix the Cliff” petition drive, securing over 5,400 signatures during the month of October and helping to send a strong message to President Obama and Congress that the time to address the funding cuts threatening the Health Centers Program is NOW read more >>

Register Now for 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, M.D., M.P.H., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H., New York City Health Commissioner, Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director, Trust for America's Health, and Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., president, 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. Unleash your creativity and create an original drawing or photo that shows how your health center helps to keep the members of your community healthy and productive. read more >>

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Capital Needs Assessment Deadline is November 12!
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. The data collected will assist Capital Link and CHCANYS in identifying strategies for securing capital funding to help health centers achieve their expansion goals. read more >>

Essential Governance Resources Available from NACHC
NACHC has designed several resources for health center boards in order to provide them with the tools necessary to succeed during these transformative times, including the “Governing Board Responsibilities and How to Do Them” and “Board Education Video” series. read more >>

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Request for Applications: Ryan White Part B HIV/AIDS, Behavioral Health Education Initiative
The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOH AI) Division of HIV and Hepatitis Health Care, Bureau of Community Support Services (BCSS) and Health Research, Inc. (HRI) announce the availability of $2,600,000 in federal Ryan White Part B funds for the provision of HIV/AIDS Behavioral Health Education services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in New York State. read more >> 

Free Training: Mental Health First Aid
Date: November 20th; Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Hosted by: the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This one-day 8-hour certification course teaches non-mental health professionals how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. read more >> 

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NYSHF Practitioner Database Project: Your Feedback Requested
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHF) has funded HealtheConnections to develop a plan for a statewide practitioner database, covering physicians and ‘mid-level’ practitioners.  The Practitioner Database Project involves a wide range of stakeholders, including potential organizational members ofCHCANYS, but the project staff envisions a product that could appeal to local agencies and the general public as well. read more >>

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Outreach & Enrollment Update
Thanks to all who attended Getting Our Patients Covered: What the New Exchange Has to Offer, the special training session for Outreach and Enrollment (O&E) staff presented by Trilby de Jung of Empire Justice Center on October 29th in Saratoga Springs. Although there were a few technological glitches, the training was a great success overall, both in terms of sharing best practices as well as learning about issues that still need to be addressed. read more >>

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CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum 2013 a Huge Success!  
CHCANYS would like to thank the 400+ health centers, partners, and supporters who attended this year’s Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum in Saratoga Springs. Photos and copies of workshop presentations will be posted shortly.

Register Today! Uniform Data Training (UDS) – November or December 2013
CHCANYS is offering one-day UDS training sessions on November 13th in Rochester and on December 17th in New York City 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 >>

BPHC to Host UDS Webinars
The Bureau of Primary Health Care will host several UDS training webinars during the month of November on topics important for organizations involved in reporting and interpreting UDS data. read more >> 

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The New York State Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Program
All Article 28 facilities are now required to submit periodic reports to the Department of Health regarding the status of employee influenza vaccinations. The first report, due on November 1st, covers the time period of Sept. 1 - Oct. 31 and may be accessed here via the Health ... read more >>

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). NIMS is an management program that ensures that ... read more >>

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