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News from Health Center Support 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. To access, please click 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. Uniform Data System (UDS) Training – REGISTER TODAY! December 13-14 – Rochester or December 15-16 – Manhattan (choose one of two locations) For the Agenda, Location and Registration, please click here. The target audience for this 1.5 day training is primarily fiscal staff and new fiscal directors, clinical staff responsible for clinical measure reporting (QI Directors, some Clinical site Directors and some Medical Directors), and senior staff of new FQHCs. This year’s training will focus on changes in the financial tables and clinical measures. A detailed agenda is provided at the link. Please scroll to read carefully. The second half-day of training is dedicated to a demonstration of the UDS Mapper. The trainings will also be immediately followed by CHCANYS QI Team Diabetes Symposia Click here. About the UDS: The UDS is a reporting requirement for grantees of the following primary care programs administered by the BPHC, HRSA: Community Health Center, Migrant Health Center, Health Care for the Homeless, Public Housing Primary Care, and any Section 330 funded Health Center. The UDS collects basic demographic information on patients you serve (e.g. race/ethnicity and insurance status of patients, etc.). UDS data are analyzed by HRSA to ensure compliance with legislative mandates, report program accomplishments, and justify budget requests to the U.S. Congress. The UDS also helps to identify trends over time to enable HRSA to establish or expand targeted programs, identify effective services and interventions to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations. Empire Justice Center presents free Medicaid webinar On Monday, November 29, noon – 1:30 pm, the Empire Justice Center will present a free webinar: Helping Your Patients Access Medicaid. This training will review the contents of a tool kit prepared by Empire Justice in collaboration with Westside Health Services in Rochester, with funding from the NYS Health Foundation. Participants will learn about the public health care programs available to clinic patients, and strategies proven successful for overcoming common barriers to eligibility, such as spend down, spousal refusal and pooled trusts. To register for this webinar, please click here. The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center, partnering with the National Assembly for School-Based Health Care, recently released a new issue brief focusing on school-based oral health services. This issue brief provides state policymakers with a brief overview of School-Based Health Centers (SBHC), opportunities to address oral health in schools – including the challenges to establishing and maintaining oral health programs, and examples of innovative applications of oral health care in schools.
To download a free copy of Oral Health Opportunities in School-Based Health Centers, please click here.
About the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center was created in 2008 as a collaborative effort of the Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP), the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD), the Medicaid/SCHIP Dental Association (MSDA), and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) with funding from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. The Policy Center promotes the understanding of effective policy options to address ongoing disparities in children’s oral health. The three-year initiative has set out to map a course for improving family oral health by building knowledge and skills of professionals with the ability to steer systems changes.
About the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) is the national voice for SBHCs. Founded in 1995 to promote and support the SBHC model, NASBHC’s mission is to improve the health status of children and youth by advancing and advocating for school-based health care. Built from the grassroots up by SBHC staff and sponsors, NASBHC is a true reflection of the movement it supports. We advocate for national policies, programs, and funding to expand and strengthen school-based health centers, while also supporting the movement with training and technical assistance.
NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines presents “Responding to Childhood Obesity" On Tuesday, November 23 from 10 am to 11 am, Dr. Daines will present a webinar on Childhood Obesity. Dr. Daines has spent nearly four years at the helm of the New York State Department of Health working with the public and policy makers to address the implications of childhood obesity from the personal, health system and cost perspectives. He is a tireless proponent of a public health response to this epidemic by using public policy and education to encourage behavior change. The New York State Department of Health estimates that one in four New Yorkers under the age of 18, or approximately 1.1 million young people, is obese.
During this hour, Dr. Daines will provide an overview of childhood obesity in New York State and discuss public policy options available to help reverse the trend. Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, will moderate the conversation and entertain questions from the field in this second in a series of web conversation hosted by the New York Children’s Action Network (New York CAN). To register, visit www.newyorkcan.org. After you complete this brief registration, you will receive an e-mail with login instructions. There are a limited number of registrations for this event so register early.
News from Clinical Quality Initiatives Webinar: Leadership – Becoming an Outstanding Dental Director
A LIVE NNOHA WEBINAR PRESENTED BY: Dan Watt, DDS Dental Director, Terry Reilly Health Services, Idaho and NNOHA Practice Management Committee Member
WHEN Friday, December 10, 2010 Noon - 1:30 ET SUMMARY To effectively lead a Health Center oral health program, one needs to acquire a unique set of clinical and administrative skills, as well as the vision and overall picture for program development. No matter how skilled someone is in leadership, there is always room for improvement. NNOHA recently published Chapter 2: Leadership - Becoming an Outstanding Dental Director (http://www.nnoha.org/generalpage.html) of the Operations Manual for Health Center Oral Health Programs, and recommends this chapter for new Dental Directors, experienced Dental Directors, and anyone with an interest in developing their leadership skills. The presenter, Dr. Dan Watt, has been in leadership roles for almost 50 years. This presentation will delve into leadership principles that should benefit anyone in a leadership position no matter what their level of experience. The materials presented reference some of the nation’s leading experts in leadership training, as well as drawing on the vast experiences of the presenter. Objectives: Through participating in this webinar, one should be able to:
Identify a Personal Model of Leadership and opportunities for improvement;
Identify ways to strengthen relationships with the executive team, staff and Board of Directors;
Understand the parameters of a Dental Director position;
Develop ideas for how to interact with staff;• Create a vision of how to lead;
Develop a professional vision of the dental department;
List opportunities for positive change within the Health Center; and
Meet social responsibilities.
About the Presenter: Dr. Watt graduated from Ohio State University in 1967. After a Navy Hospital Internship, he went to Vietnam aboard the U.S. Valle Forge. After his discharge, he formed a group practice in Reston, VA, where he performed comprehensive dentistry for 30 years. He also served 26 years in the Navy Reserve and his last duty was Commanding Officer of the largest medical unit attached to Bethesda Naval Hospital. He co-founded the International Dental Health Foundation with Dr Paul Keyes, an NIH researcher, and presented over 500 seminars in North America on Anti-infective Periodontal Therapy. Dr. Watt became Dental Director for Terry Reilly Health Services in 2005 and has been actively promoting oral health for the underserved at the community, state and national levels. He is the author of two books and numerous professional articles. 1.5 CE credits will be available for this webinar. An archive of this webinar will be available for on-demand viewing after the initial broadcast.
To register for this free webinar, please click here. Click here for information on NNOHA's archived webinars. Clinical Quality Initiative will be hosting a Diabetes Regional Symposium near you! Aiming to reverse the diabetes epidemic in the state of New York, in March 2008, the NYS Health Foundation launched this five-year, $35 million campaign. CHCANYS is bringing the campaign to you by hosting a series of regional symposiums. Symposium topics will cover:
Best practices in clinical diabetes care at FQHCs in NYS
Meaningful use of EMR and medical home
Community resources that address diabetes prevention
Click here for more information and to RSVP. The NYC and Rochester sessions immediately follow the UDS training. For more information on the UDS trainings visit www.chcanys.org.
The Big Blue Test In recognition of World Diabetes Day, the American Diabetes Association revisited the Big Blue Test, created by the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF). Now in its second year, its concept is to connect people from around the world to promote awareness and health. At 2 PM local time on November 14, those with diabetes were encouraged to check their blood glucose levels, exercise for fourteen minutes, check again, and share their results online at bigbluetest.org. DHF has also created a promotional video for the event.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! 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! Click here to 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.
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 (email@example.com).
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.
Emergency Preparedness Webinar Recording Available: Emergency Management Plan 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. On November 4th CHCANYS’ Emergency Preparedness Program Manager, Matthew Ziemer, presented a webinar to explain the contents of HRSA Form 10: Annual Emergency Preparedness Report. To access the recording of the webinar, click here and scroll down to "Emergency Management Plan Webinar".
CHCANYS EP Technical Assistance Projects for NYC Health Centers CHCANYS’ Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Technical Assistance Project This project is designed to assist your health center develop or revise your Business Continuity Plan and build upon the assistance that the NACHC BCP webinar series provided this past summer. Click here to download.
CHCANYS’ Emergency Management Plan (EMP) Technical Assistance Project This project is designed to assist health centers with their emergency management plans and help them design an emergency preparedness program that meets current standards and is tailored to their needs. For more information on this project, please click here to download.
NYC Influenza Locator The New York City Dept of Health will again this year post locations providing influenza vaccine on its Flu Clinic Locator. If you would like to have your site listed to the public, please email the following information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facility Name: Facility Address: Target Group: Fee Info: Additional Info: (such as insurance accepted, specialty practice, etc) Contact: (contact for this project name, phone number) Additional Contact: Hours of Operation: End Date: (when will you no longer provide flu vaccine?)
News from Community HealthCorps CHCANYS HealthCorps Members will be attending the New York States AmeriCorps Kick off event on Friday November 19th, 2010. Members will be officially sworn into service at that time, and participate in program events and trainings sponsored by the New Yorkers Volunteer Office.
Members also participated in New York Cares day event on October 23, 2010. At this year’s event the members joined thousands of other volunteers throughout the New York City area in painting schools, neighborhood parks, and murals. This event was a neighborhood revitalization project, which transformed drab spaces into bright, colorful, inviting places for children and community members to enjoy. CHCANYS Community HealthCorps members planted tulips and other flowers and painted murals for a school in Staten Island this year.