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November 21, 2013 Edition

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NYSDOH Releases Draft State Health Innovation Plan 
The New York State Department of Health has released a draft of its State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP), an initiative funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to advance the “Triple Aim” of better care and improved health at reduced cost in New York. read more >>

HRSA Awards Over $2.7 Million to New York State to Expand Access to Primary Health Care
On November 7, 2013, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $2,762,501 in awards under the Affordable Care Act to support the establishment of 5 new health service delivery sites in New York State, which will serve a proposed additional 29,493 patients. read more >> 

New York State Petition Drive Efforts Highlighted by NACHC
In a recent Campaign for America’s Health Centers blog post, NACHC highlighted New York’s strong response to the “Fix the Cliff” petition drive, New York State ranked second in the nation during the month of October, with over 5,400 signatures collected! read more >>

Seeking Poster Contest Entries!
The deadline for CHCANYS’ Poster Contest has been extended through December 20. CHCANYS seeks original drawings or photographs illustrating the positive impact that health centers have on the communities they serve. Health centers are more than just organizations or buildings - they are the health care homes and family doctors to over a million... read more >>

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Exciting NYC Training Opportunity for O&E Staff 
CHCANYS is excited to announce a new training opportunity for health center outreach and enrollment (O&E) staff, to be offered in partnership with Empire Justice Center on Thursday, December 5th in New York City. A Deeper Dive: Medicaid and Immigration Considerations for the New York State Marketplace will provide participants with an overview of the fundamental changes to the state’s Medicaid program, including clarification around new eligibility categories (MAGI vs. non-MAGI) and the application of Advance Premium Tax Credits (APTC);  a presentation on the various health care coverage options available to immigrants of different status;  and a demonstration on how the UDS Mapper can be used to maximize outreach efforts. Representatives from NY State of Health have also been invited to facilitate an in-person Q&A session. read more >>

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CHCANYS’ Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum: 2013 Presentations and Photo Gallery
CHCANYS would like to thank the 400+ health centers, partners, and supporters who attended this year’s Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum in Saratoga Springs. To download PowerPoint presentations from the conference, please click hereTo see photos from the conference, click here.

Dec. 17 UDS Training: Space Limited, Register Today!
CHCANYS is offering a UDS training session on December 17 in New York City for FQHC and Look-Alike fiscal staff, including new fiscal directors, clinical staff responsible for clinical measure reporting, and senior staff with reporting responsibilities. Register today - space for this training session is limited! read more >> 

BPHC to Host Webinar on UDS Clinical Measures 
The Bureau of Primary Health Care will host an “Introduction to UDS Clinical Measures” webinar on November 26 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. read more >> 

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Celebrating National Diabetes Month
November is National Diabetes Month. For resources and events on diabetes, please visit the following national websites: American Diabetes AssociationNational Diabetes Education Programread more >>  

New Family Medicine Residency Guidelines Mandate Family Planning Training
The newly released Family Medicine Residency Guidelines, which will take effect July 2014, now mandate training in family planning, contraception, and options counseling for unintended pregnancy. read more >>

Webinar: Understanding and Using the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP)
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013; Time: 12:00pm to 1:00 p.m.; Hosted by: FPBP Training Coordinators and the New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health (NYPATH) Program. This webinar is designed for medical providers involved in providing healthcare services to adolescents.  It is intended as an overview for clinical staff who are not familiar with FPBP or need a refresher on the program requirements. read more >> 

Webinar: Providing Competent Care to LGBTQ Youth - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Youth
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013; Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Hosted by: New York Promoting and Advancing Teen Health (NYPATH), Physicians for Reproductive Health, and the Callen-Lorde Health Center. This webinar is designed for medical providers involved in providing healthcare services to adolescents and will discuss caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. read more >>

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Health Center Financial and Operational Trend Data Available
Capital Link and Community Health Center Capital Fund have announced the release of Community Health Center Financial Perspectives, Financial and Operational Ratios and Trends, 2008-2011: A Guide for Community Health Centers,  the first in a series of field-building resources sponsored by the Citi Foundation. read more >>

Capital Needs Assessment Deadline Extended to November 20!
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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Afya Foundation of America Coordinates Relief Efforts to Benefit Philippines Storm Victims
The recent typhoon that struck the Philippines has devastated the islands.  The Afya Foundation is partnering with the ABS-CBN Foundation and the Philippine Red Cross to collect and ship medical and humanitarian relief supplies to storm victims. Those wishing to donate supplies, funds... read more >>

Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) Develops Training for NYC Health Centers
The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) has developed a comprehensive training schedule for NYC’s primary care centers.  These courses have been designed to develop and enhance health center staff knowledge about current topics in emergency management. read more >>

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