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December 19, 2013 Edition
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CHCANYS Community HealthCorps (AmeriCorps)  2014: We’re Back!
CHCANYS is thrilled to announce the re-launch of our AmeriCorps/Community HealthCorps program, thanks to funds made available through the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Office for National and Community Service. The REDC awards, announced by the Governor on December 12th, include funding to CHCANYS to place 27 AmeriCorps members in health centers throughout New York State. read more >>

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Federal Update
On December 10, the Budget Conference Committee reached a bipartisan budget deal to set spending levels for the federal government through September 2015. Click here to read NACHC’s overview of the process. On December 3, NACHC hosted a nationwide TeleForum, during which the grassroots advocacy strategy for fixing the “fiscal cliff”... read more >>

Advocacy Day is March 3, 2014 – Save the Date!
It's time to start making plans to attend CHCANYS' annual Community Health Center Grassroots Advocacy Day, scheduled for March 3, 2014 at the the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Additional details and an online registration form will be posted on the CHCANYS website in early January. In the meantime, we urge you to begin recruiting... read more >>

Are We Underestimating Primary Care Capacity?
In his latest Huffington Post column, NYSHealth President and CEO James R. Knickman examines potential solutions to meet the growing demand for primary care. Click here to read it.

Last Chance to Enter CHCANYS Poster Contest!
The deadline for CHCANYS’ Poster Contest is tomorrow, December 20! Advocates of all ages are encouraged to submit original drawings or photographs that illustrate the positive ways in which health centers impact the... read more >> 

State Health Commissioner Announces Commission to Create a Sustainable, Integrated Health Care System for New York's North Country
The New York State Department of Health recently announced the formation of the North Country Health Systems Redesign Commission, which has been tasked with creating an effective, integrated health care delivery system for preventative, medical, behavioral, and long term care services to all communities throughout New York's North Country. read more >>  

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UDS Resources Now Online – Report Due February 17
CHCANYS ensured that nearly 200 health center staff statewide received training in UDS preparation by hosting sessions in Rochester on November 13th and NYC on December 17th.  To complement the in-person training sessions, CHCANYS has posted additional UDS materials and resources, including the most up-to-date changes, to its website. read more >> 

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PCEPN Offers Free Training
Over the next six months, PCEPN* will offer a series of free training sessions to all New York City primary care centers. A wide variety of emergency management topics will be covered: January 15: NYC Coastal Storm Plan; Feb. 12: Social Media in Emergencies; March 12: Continuity... read more >> 

FEMA’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) Federal Training Program
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 >> 

Emergency Management Plan Template for Community Health Centers on DOH Learning Management System
CHCANYS has posted an Emergency Management Plan template targeted to community health centers on the New York State Department of Health’s Learning Management System. The courses, offered in modules, cover 10 emergency management plan standards. read more >>

Regional Emergency Management Update
The New York State Department of Health is hosting series of emergency management meetings with their regional offices and local partners to help facilitate partnerships within the health system and integrate medical assets for planning and exercising purposes. CHCANYS’ Emergency Management team is participating in these meetings... read more >> 

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Outreach and Enrollment Update
As 2013 draws to a close, CHCANYS continues to work diligently to ensure that the training needs of FQHC Outreach and Enrollment (O&E) staff are met. State-sponsored certification training sessions continue this week in New York City and Albany, and additional training opportunities will be made available in the new year. read more >> 

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Important: Mandatory Compliance Program Certification Requirement in December 2013
The November 2013 issue of the New York State Medicaid Update includes a reminder from the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) for all required providers who are subject to the mandatory compliance requirement. For more information, click here and scroll to page 12. 

Hunter College Seeking Nominations for the Fourth Annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Center Prize
Hunter College is seeking nominations for the fourth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prizecreatedto recognize one individual and one nonprofit organization in the New York metropolitan area for outstanding accomplishments in the field of urban public health. read more >>

NACHC Corporate Compliance Training in Portland
The Northwest Regional Primary Care Association will host NACHC’s Corporate Compliance Training in Portland, OR. If you missed NACHC’s Corporate Compliance training session in NYC, you may now register to attend... read more >>

Contracting with Private Practice Dentists: Partnerships for Access
Date: Tuesday, January 7; Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; Presented by: NACHC and the National Network for Oral Health Access. In 2009, the CHIP Reauthorization Act authorized that FQHCs and look-alikes may contract with private dentists to provide dental services to health center patients in the dentists’ private offices. While much of the FQHC... read more >> 

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CMS Announces Meaningful Use Revised Timeline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced a revised timeline for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and 3. The goal of this change is two-fold: first, to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on the successful implementation of the enhanced patient engagement, interoperability and health information exchange requirements in Stage 2... read more >>

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Request for Applications: Linkage, Retention and Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence in HIV Primary Care Settings
The New York State Department of Health, Health Research, Inc. and the AIDS Institute have announced the availability of state and federal funds to integrate linkage, retention and treatment adherence services into the continuum of HIV primary care. The Request for Applications is available for download here and hereread more >>     

Contraceptive Pearls Offers Free CME Credits
Contraceptive Pearls, a publication of the Reproductive Health Access Project, is offering free CME credits for reading an article on hormonal contraceptives and blood pressure. Click here to access the article, then take the... read more >>

New York State Health Data Code-a-Thon
December 19 and 20. The first ever New York State Health Data Code-a-thon will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 19 and run through Friday, December 20th at 3:30 p.m. Developers, designers, and data ... read more >>

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