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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
CHCANYS UPDATES--NEW Moving Your Capital Project Forward With or Without ARRA Funding - Registration Cutoff October 22, 2009 On October 26 at 2 pm (EST), Joe McKelvey from Capital Link will provide an overview of ARRA possibilities and discuss other funding sources to make your project a reality. He'll talk about additional sources of equity and the latest developments in creative and low interest debt financing. Learning Objectives: • Understand how to maximize ARRA capital funding • Learn about other available grants and equity sources including New Markets Tax Credits • Learn how to take advantage of the current credit markets to secure low-interest financing with favorable terms.
To register for this free update by October 22, click here.
H1N1 FAQ's Now Available Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the H1N1 virus from the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) are now available on the CHCANYS website by clicking here. Last Friday, you should have received an important H1N1 email update from CHCANY's Emergency Preparedness team about upcoming workgroups, biweekly conference calls, a CDC OSHA Statement and FAQs. If you did not receive this update, please contact Nairobi Shellow at Nshellow@chcanys.org.
CHCANYS Clinical Forum & Statewide Conference Presentations Thank you for attending the CHCANYS Clinical Forum & Statewide Conference in Rye Brook, New York. Presentations from the Medical Home Plenary session and workshops are now available. Click here to share information and resources with your staff.
CHCANYS Fall Newsletter Now Available The fall edition of the CHCANYS newsletter features articles about stimulus funding, the Health Center Support Program, the NYS Diabetes Campaign, Emergency Preparedness and H1N1, HIT and a recap of how health centers around the state celebrated National Health Center Week. For a pdf of the newsletter, please click here.
NYS Health Foundation Hosts "A Conversation With Ed Wagner" On September 10, 2009, NYS Health Foundation hosted "A Conversation with Ed Wagner," Director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Center for Health Studies' Group Health Cooperative, and creator of the widely used Chronic Care Model. Health care providers, community leaders, and several of the NYSHF's Diabetes Campaign partners, including CHCANYS, attended the event. Click here to read details of the event and click here to view video highlights.
NYS Health Foundation Launches "Diabetes Clinical Improvement Network" On September 21, NYS Health announced the launch of a Diabetes Clinical Improvement Network as part of its New York State Diabetes Campaign to reverse the diabetes epidemic. For the first time, the Healthcare Association of New York State, Community Health Care Association of New York State, New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians - representing more than 11,000 primary care providers-are joining forces to improve outcomes for New Yorkers with diabetes. Click here to read more.
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND TRAININGS--NEW Vulnerable Adults: The Geriatric Approach to Health Care On Wednesday, October 21 from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Pace University and Access Community Health Center will present "Vulnerable Adults: The Geriatric Approach to Health Care" at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY. This workshop is designed for physicians in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, nurses, social workers, psychologists, nurse practitioners, LPNs, PAs, medical assistants, OTs, PTs and Case Managers involved in primary care. For details, click here. For a registration form, click here.
American College of Physicians to Host a Dinner Meeting and Educational Program The New York Chapter American College of Physicians and the Dutchess, Orange & Ulster County Medical Societies cordially invite you to attend a dinner meeting and educational program--Quality of Diabetes Care: Challenges and Opportunities--on Thursday, October 22nd at 6pm in Milton, NY. Click here to read more. The programs are FREE but participants must pre-register with NYACP. Space is limited. Primary care physicians will be given first preference.
FREE CME Programs Addressing Cervical Cancer ACOG District II's Cervical Cancer and Survivorship Task Force, invites you to register for 2 FREE CME programs funded by the NYSDOH Cancer Services Program on October 23, 2009, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York. Click here for more information. Registration required.
Bridges to Excellence Diabetes Care Link Web Conference Is the Bridges to Excellence Diabetes Care Link Pay for Performance Program right for your organization?
During this Web Conference you will learn: • The relationship of Bridges to Excellence to the New York State Health Foundation Diabetes Campaign. • The relationship of Bridges to Excellence to the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). • The scope and purpose of the program and the measures used. • How to participate in this program and its pay for performance advantages.
The web conference will be offered October 28, 2009 from 12:00 - 12:45. The event is open to all and offered at no cost. Click here to register for this web conference. A recording of the event will be available on request.
Tipping the Scales: Public Policy Approaches to New York's Obesity Epidemic On November 2 , from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the University at Albany School of Public Health, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines and Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of the Center For Science in the Public Interest will speak on this topic. For more information, please click here.
2009 Training Institute on Trauma-Affected Women, Children, and Families In June 2009, HHS' Strategy Group on Trauma-Affected Women, Children, and Families with HHS hosted a Training Institute that explored the unique problems and innovative, evidence-based solutions for trauma-affected women, children, and families and promoted ‘trauma-informed care' across public health, mental health, and social service systems. To view webinars of various presentations from the Training Institute, please click here.
UDS Training Please hold the dates December 1st for one-day Uniform Data System (UDS) Training in New York City at the CUNY Graduate Center or December 4th for UDS training hosted in conjunction with Oak Orchard Community Health Center at the Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. Registration will be online in the coming week. Health centers can select the best location. For further information about the UDS, click here or contact Roxanne Wynn-Trotman at mailto:email@example.com or (212) 710-3806 about training locations.
FREE Train-the-Trainer Event in Buffalo HHS's Office on Women's Health launched The Heart Truth® Campaign which educates and trains community members and health care providers across the country about all aspects of heart disease in women.
OWH and NHLBI are bringing The Heart Truth Champions training to Buffalo, NY on December 10, 2009 and are recruiting 15 women (first come, first serve) who are involved in health education and/or community outreach programs to participate in this FREE train-the-trainer event!! The training will equip women with information about their #1 killer - heart disease - and will provide them with free tools and educational materials to take back to their communities to educate others. Click here for an overview of the program/training for more information. Participants will receive a $100 honorarium. It will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (including lunch). More information on location will be provided closer to the event date. Please contact Page Austin to register or with questions, (202) 729-4108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.