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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
CHCANYS Technical Assistance & Support Requesting a CHCANYS Letter of Support for Your Grant Project
To help us respond in a timely manner to the many requests we receive from health centers for our support of their applications for New Access Point funding, section 330 funding, and other grants, CHCANYS has developed a new Policy Regarding Requests for Letters of Support as well as a standardized Letter of Support Request Form, both of which are available on our website here. If you would like to request a letter of support from CHCANYS for your grant project, please read the policy and complete the request form at least 14 days in advance of your application due date. In addition to completing the form, you will be asked to provide some supporting documentation to help us understand your project better. All requests for letters of support are subject to review by CHCANYS staff.
Conference Presentations Now Available CHCANYS thanks all who attended this year’s Clinical Forum and Statewide Conference at the Desmond and helped make this year's conference a success. The conference presentations are now available for download by clicking here.
News from Health Center Support Webinar: Tips for Creating a Successful Emergency Management Plan Thursday, November 4th from 2 pm to 3 pm. This webinar will focus on HRSA’s emergency preparedness expectations for New Access Point applicants. Due to the highly competitive nature of this year’s New Access Point application process, emergency preparedness activities may be the difference between having a good application and having a great one.
CHCANYS’ Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Matthew Ziemer, will present on major emergency preparedness activities that are expected from a strong application and how your health center can meet these expectations. Mollie Melbourne, Director of Emergency Management from the National Association of Community Health Centers, will provide guidance on how organizations with different designations can focus their emergency preparedness efforts (i.e. existing FQHCs, Look-Alikes, organizations seeking FQHC or Look-Alike status).
HRSA Announcement: Availability of Expanded Services Funding for Existing Health Centers under the Affordable Care Act HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of up to $335 million for existing community health centers across the country under the Expanded Services (ES) initiative. These funds are made possible by the Affordable Care Act and will increase access to preventive and primary health care, including dental health, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, and/or enabling services, at existing health center sites.announces the availability of up to $335 million to boost access to primary health care. Application due date January 6, 2011. General Technical Assistance Conference Call Wednesday, November 3, 1:30 - 3:30 pm ET Phone: 1-888-324-7119 passcode 2833964 Replay: 1-866-388-4360, passcode 4231 Send questions prior to the call to email@example.com For more information please click here.
HRSA Releases Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 10-13 HIV Testing in Health Care Settings The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (PAL) is to provide grantees information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings.” The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Bureau of Primary Health Care continue to support reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. This PAL also identifies resources for training and technical assistance to help Health Centers follow the Revised Recommendations. Click here for information.
News from Clinical Quality Initiatives Six Weeks to Fitness Challenge Registration opens for the “Six Weeks to Fitness Challenge" where you can enter to win $1000.
Registration costs $10, and requires (via email): a "before" picture, and weight and body fat measurements (taken at one of the participating health facilities listed online).
When you register you will get a free e-book of "Six Weeks to a Six Pack, Vol. 2" by Vincent Ferguson, NYC Fitness Czar and President of Body Sculpt of New York, Inc. and a 15% discount coupon for Modell's Sporting Goods.
Spread the word and Join The Challenge!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! November 14th: World Diabetes Day! CHCANYS encourages you to acknowledge the importance of diabetes prevention. We listed below key events hosted by noteworthy organizations that may interest you or your patients.
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP): If you are interested in starting a campaign, then be sure to look at the NDEP link that is promoting organizations to become involved and providing them with material to get them started! You will find resources galore!
American Diabetes Association (ADA): In recognition of the Diabetes Awareness Month, the ADA has launched a 2010 video contest, a blog and rejuvenated the November 2009 Stop Diabetes movement. You can find information about all this and more by clicking here.
Preventing Blindness America Preventing Blindness America has identified November as Diabetic Eye Disease Month. To learn more about the organization and its work, please click here. American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA): To recognize the various podiatric problems that result from diabetes, this noteworthy organization has launched a video contest. To learn more about the rules, please click here.
Others: Be sure to see if your local pharmacies are providing free diabetes screening.
How Stakeholders Can Work Together to Prevent Diabetes and Improve Diabetes Care: A Conversation with Dr. Ann Albright When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Time: 12:30 to 1:30 Where: Live Webinar FREE Sign-up: Click here to register Host: The New York State Health Foundation
Event description: In recognition of American Diabetes Month, please join us for a webinar with Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D., Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Albright is known for her work in implementing evidence-based diabetes care and prevention guidelines, developing models of care in community clinics, and developing campaigns to increase the understanding of diabetes and the importance of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control.
The New York State Health Foundation is committed to reversing the diabetes epidemic by improving clinical care; mobilizing communities to identify, prevent, and manage diabetes; and promoting policies to sustain a comprehensive, coordinated care system for patients with diabetes.
NYS DOH Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program All Federally Qualified Health Centers in NYS (except New York City) are eligible to enroll in the New York State Department of Health’s Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program. Under this program, participating health care providers receive single antigen hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines or a combination hepatitis A and B vaccine at no cost. This program’s target population is individuals over the age of 18 years without health insurance coverage and high-risk adolescents and adults (i.e., MSM, IDUs, HIV+, etc.). There is a “Hepatitis A and B Vaccination Curriculum” available through the NYS DOH, which can be used to train staff about vaccination procedures and/or it may be used as a resource to assist with development of vaccination policies and procedures.
If you are interested in the program, please click here to see the letter from David Lynch of the Bureau of Immunization. If you are interested in participating, please click here to complete and return the application. If you have any questions regarding the application or the pilot project, please contact David Lynch at 518-473-4437, or Geraldine Naumiec at 518-474-3919 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Impact of Trauma on Women and Girls Across the Lifespan Session 1: Women, Girls and Trauma: A Gender Responsive Approach Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Covington Ph.D., L.C.S.W. When: November 2, 2010 Time: 12pm EST
Dr. Stephanie S. Covington is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally.
Learning Objectives: • Learn the definition of trauma, trauma informed and gender responsive care • Delineate gender differences • Discuss specific interventions
Call For Applications: The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen their leadership capacity and improve their abilities to lead teams and organizations in improving health and health care. The call for applications for the 2011 cohort was released on Sept.15th! Check it out on the new ENF website - www.executivenursefellows.org. Each year the RWJF ENF program selects a cohort of up to 20 highly qualified nurses in senior executive positions to participate in the three-year fellowship.
Major components of the leadership development program include:
Advanced curriculum, employing best practices from the field of leadership development, delivered through face-to-face program sessions and technology-facilitated intersession activities (years 1–3);
Intensive and ongoing executive coaching and mentoring from program faculty and outside experts (years 1–3);
Team-based action learning and implementation of team projects (years 1–2);
Self-directed, individual leadership development activities and implementation of a bold individual leadership project (years 2–3);
Lifetime premium membership to the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) myCCL online learning community, which includes 24/7 access to the latest research and practice in leadership development (beginning in year 1);
Opportunity for post-program leadership development activities; and
Membership in the nationwide ENF Alumni network.
The Call for Applications is now available by clicking here. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2011. Interested candidates can participate in the optional application Web conference scheduled for November 5, 2010 at 3PM ET. Register for the informational Web conference here.
News from HIT
WHEN MEDICAL HOME MEETS MEANINGFUL USE A Practical Guide to Making the Best of Both Worlds
A Three Part Series SESSION I Capitalizing on What Medical Home and Meaningful Use Have in Common: Getting Both Results in One Effort Thursday, November 4, 2010 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Speakers Lisa Perry Vice President Health IT Community Healthcare Association of New York State Peter Cucchiara Director Performance Improvement HIT Primary Care Development Corporation Cari Reiner Senior Program Manager, Collaborative Manager Primary Care Development Corporation Deborah Johnson Ingram Senior Program Manager Primary Care Development Corporation
For additional information about this program and other sessions, please click here. Please complete the attached form and fax to 631-864-8397 to register On-line registration is not available for this program Questions-call the NYAAC office at 631-864-8392
Your Action Needed Regarding Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payments The Final Rule for the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Payments requires payment to be made to the individual health center clinician, not the health center entity. This is despite the fact that health centers acquire and maintain HIT at the organizational level, and individual providers do not bear the costs of these investments. CHCANYS and NACHC strongly opposed this provision in comments submitted to the federal government prior to finalization of the Rule. NACHC has initiated a legislative strategy to urge Congress to allow payment of the EHR Incentives directly to FQHC entities.
After Congress returns from Recess, things could move quickly on this issue. Here is what you can do to prepare: