We hope you find this an efficient, useful tool and we welcome your feedback and comments. --Elizabeth Swain, CEO
If your health center has a training or technical assistance that you'd like to share with others around the state, or would like to subscribe others at your health center to Your CHCANYS please email the pertinent information to Libby Post at email@example.com. Thank you.
CHCANYS UPDATES--NEW REGISTER TODAY! --CHCANYS Clinical Forum & Statewide Conference, October 14-16 Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook, NY Jim Tallon Jr. of the United Hospital Fund is this year\'s keynote speaker.
Featured workshops this year focus on centers as medical homes and the work of health centers in integrating services across diverse populations. Click here to register today and click here to view the final schedule.
The CHCANYS conference hotel group rate has been rolled back to $149 single/double occupancy and extended to October 2nd. Please make your hotel reservations today by calling 1-800 Hiltons or (914) 939-6300. Use code CHC#1 for this rate.
There are additional opportunities available for your center to participate in this year\'s conference including honoring a health center supporter or receiving some financial support to allow your CFO to attend. To learn more, please click on the topics below and respond immediately.
October 16th Awards--lunch to honor your health center staff and partners who support and contribute to the health center movement; and
The target audiences for this year\'s conference are Clinicians of all disciplines (physicians, mid-levels, Medical/Site Directors, nurses); CEOs, COOs, Senior Staff, Board Members, CFOs, and HIT Directors/Staff who are interested in health care and serving diverse populations. For further information, please contact Roxanne Wynn-Trotman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 710-3806.
Governor Paterson Announces $436 Million to Support Statewide Health Care Reforms This past Sunday, Governor David A. Paterson announced the award of $436 million in grants under the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State (HEAL NY) for health facilities statewide to improve their health information technology, support capital restructuring and effect long-term care improvements. For more information, please click here.
NYS Diabetes Campaign Launch New Website On September 21, 2009, the New York State Health Foundation announced the launch of a Diabetes Clinical Improvement Network as part of the efforts of the NYS Diabetes Campaign. For the first time, key clinical associations come together to improve outcomes for New Yorkers with diabetes across all types of primary care settings in NYS. Click here to learn more.
To get up-to-date information on diabetes related news and events through the Campaign, click here to sign up on the Diabetes Clinical Improvement Network Listserv . Be sure to say that you heard about it from CHCANYS.
Enlist Your Health Center The NYS Diabetes Campaign, sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) in partnership with the Institute for Family Health, is an initiative designed to reverse the diabetes epidemic in New York State by improving clinical care, mobilizing communities, and promoting policy. CHCANYS has been chosen as one of the clinical hubs to participate in this effort and help primary care providers across New York State achieve high standards of care and improved patient outcomes. CHCANYS is now enlisting health centers to participate in the campaign.
The Campaign and CHCANYS will work with providers at whatever level they are ready to participate and assist health centers in applying for national diabetes recognition programs (National Committee for Quality Assurance\'s (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program and Bridges To Excellence\'s Diabetes Care Link program). To access information on how you can adopt seven standard practices that characterize high-quality clinical diabetes management at your health center, contact Kathy Alexis at mailto:email@example.com or 212-710-3817.
Congratulations to Diabetes Recognition Program Recipient CHCANYS would like to congratulate Northwest Buffalo Community HealthCare Center in Buffalo, NY for achieving NCQA Diabetes Recognition. Northwest Buffalo Community HealthCare Center has demonstrated and will be publicly recognized for providing excellent care to their patients with diabetes.
To learn more about how your health center can become NCQA or BTE recognized for diabetes care, contact Kathy Alexis at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-710-3817.
H1N1 Update CHCANYS continues to assist both the NYS Department of Health and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reach out to NY health centers to deal with what is projected to be a busy 2009 - 2010 flu season because of H1N1.
New York State: Vaccine Ordering Center Taking H1N1 Vaccine Orders for Upstate Sites The New York State Department of Health has released information on how upstate healthcare providers can order the 2009 H1N1 vaccine (NYC sites have a different method). The Bureau of Immunization\'s Vaccine Ordering Center is now accepting telephone calls for vaccine orders. The hours of operation for the toll-free number (1-800-543-7468) are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:45 p.m., excluding state holidays and weekends.
Registration Forms for H1N1 Vaccine Now Available! The New York State Department of Health has released the pre-registration forms for becoming a distributor of H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available. The forms are available for both pediatric and adult providers. Click here to access the forms.
Training for healthcare surge webinars sponsored by NYS DOH NYS DOH has contracted with Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) to provide training in healthcare surge via four webinars. Click here for details.
New York City: H1N1 Vaccine Ordering Info for NYC Sites 2009 H1N1 Vaccine can be ordered through the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR). Click here for information on the ordering process and to access the Cooperative Agreement form. Questions about the process should go to the CIR at 212-676-2323
NYC Flu Diagnostic and Treatment Center Locator to be Launched Soon! The influenza services locator will be used by DOHMH to assist the public in finding a provider for vaccinations and non-acute treatment for influenza like illness. The locator, posted on the DOHMH web portal and accessible through 311, will allow individuals to search for services by zip code or borough. Provision of this locator by the City is intended to redirect health care surge related to this year\'s flu season away from hospital emergency departments and spread it as evenly as possible among primary care providers. DOHMH is anticipating the launching of the site on Friday, October 2nd.
Influenza Working Group Continues to Inform City Planners The Primary Care Influenza Working Group, led by CHCANYS EP Team and Dr. Bindy Crouch of DOHMH\'s Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Program (HEPP) continues to raise important issues for this coming flu season related to FTCA coverage and reimbursement. These questions, such as how will health centers be compensated for providing flu treatment for non-patients, continue to be filtered up through the appropriate channels at the State and Federal level. More updates will be available on the next Influenza Working Group conference call, 8:30 AM, Friday, October 2nd. To get on the mailing list for conference call information email CHCANYS EP Coordinator, Nairobi Shellow, Nshellow@CHCANYS.org.
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES--NEW Grant to Improve Cardiovascular Health Now Available The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association announce the second New York City Community Impact Grant Award for 2009-2010 that will provide seed money for community-based cardiovascular health projects located in and serving NYC. For details about grant eligibility and the application process, please click here.
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND TRAININGS--NEW Quality of Diabetes Care: Challenges and Opportunities Dinner Meeting Announced The New York Chapter American College of Physicians and the Dutchess, Orange & Ulster County Medical Societies cordially invite you to attend the following dinner meeting and educational program--Quality of Diabetes Care: Challenges and Opportunities--on Tuesday, October 13th at 6pm in Depew, NY and Thursday, October 22nd at 6pm in Milton, NY. The programs are FREE but participants must pre-register with NYACP. Space is limited. Primary care physicians will be given first preference. Click here for more information.
Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Program Interested in offering chronic disease self-management group workshops but don\'t have the people to do it? Establishing lay leaders in the community is important when working with those who have chronic diseases. The Quality Initiatives team at CHCANYS has been trained to be Master Trainers of the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and will be available to lead 4-day peer leader trainings for staff and/or community champions.
Now offering Diabetes Self-Management workshops. This program gives patients with diabetes and their caretakers the skills needed to manage their health and to maintain a healthy and active life.
FREE Webinar - \"Who Needs CLAS?\" On Thursday, October 8th, 2009, the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, and Bureau of Injury Prevention invite public health and traffic safety professionals to attend a video-teleconference for a free, one-hour training entitled \"Who Needs CLAS?\" from 11:00 am to Noon. This training will focus on the four federally mandated Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards and how they apply to your organization.
For more information or to register for the webinar, contact Eric Weiskopf at email@example.com along with the following information: • Your name/address/contact info • Name of organization
NYS Task Force on Special Needs Dentistry Presents a Free Statewide LIVE Video Conference Program On November 19 from 6-8 pm, Renee Samelson, MD, MPH and Associate Clinical Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Albany Medical College; Steven J. Kerpen, DMD, MPH, Periodontist, and Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH, and Director of Oral Health Surveillance & Research, Bureau of Dental Health, NYS Dept. of Health will present a free live interactive video-conference CE course designed to provide all oral health professionals with an understanding of current concepts in dental care for pregnant women and their effects on developing fetuses. This course is open to all oral healthcare professionals. To register, click here.
For questions regarding registration or to find a location near you, please call Annette at OMRDD, 518-474-4376 or Dr. Gary Goldstein at GHI Resource Center, 518-869-1181.