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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.
It’s not too late to register for the NEW YORK STATE UDS TRAINING: December 13 and 14 in Rochester, NY or December 15 and 16 in New York City. To register, please click here! This 1.5 day training is directed at fiscal staff, including new fiscal directors, clinical staff responsible for clinical measure reporting (e.g. QI Directors, Clinical site Directors or Medical Directors), and senior staff of new FQHCs. This year’s training will focus on changes in the financial tables and clinical measures. Day 2 of training (a half-day session) will be dedicated to a demonstration of the UDS Mapper and advanced uses of the UDS as a management tool. Click here for a detailed agenda and information about locations and fees.
Please note: Day 2 of UDS Training will be followed immediately by the CHCANYS QI Team’s Diabetes Symposium. All are invited. (A separate RSVP is required. Please contact email@example.com.)
About the Uniform Data System (UDS): The UDS collects basic demographic information on the patients you serve (e.g. race/ethnicity and insurance status of patients, etc.) All grantees of BPHC-administered Section 330 primary care programs (including Community Health Center, Migrant Health Center, Health Care for the Homeless and Public Housing Primary Care) are required under the terms of their grant to report UDS data, which then 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 HRSA identify trends over time and establish or expand targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve access to primary health care for vulnerable populations.
News from Health Center Support Empire Justice Center Reschedules Medicaid webinar to Thursday December 9th 12:00-1:30. The Empire Justice Center will present a free webinar: Helping Your Patients Access Medicaid on December 9 from noon – 1:30 p.m. 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.
Wondering How to Negotiate Good Managed Care Contracts? If you're interested in better understanding managed care and/or negotiating the best managed care contract, consider participating in NACHC's Managed Care Introductory Webinar Series. The series, co-sponsored by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, is broken into three sessions, all from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.:
Session #1: Key Operational Concepts for Managed Care; December 1st
Session #2: Keeping Your Contracts Legally Compliant; December 8th
Session #3: Negotiating with Payors - Risk and Non-Risk Contracts; December 15th
To learn more about this series or to register, click here.
Open Enrollment for 2011 Medicare Prescription Drug and Health Plans Is Now Open The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging all Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the annual Open Enrollment period to make sure they have the best coverage available to meet their health care needs in 2011. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period this year began on November 15th and runs through December 31st. During the Open Enrollment period, current or newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries, including people with original Medicare, can review current health and prescription drug coverage, compare health and drug plan options available in their area, and choose coverage that best meet their needs.
The National Health Services Corp Loan Repayment Application Cycle Now Open We hope that you will help us spread the word about the program and the exciting changes being implemented this year including:
Increase in Financial Support. The Corps loan repayment program now begins with an initial award of up to $60,000 for two years of service. You may receive up to $170,000 in loan repayment for completing a five-year service commitment and, with continued service, may be able to pay off all eligible student loans.
More Flexible Options to Complete Your Service. The loan repayment program now offers three options for fulfilling your service obligation - a two-year full-time contract, a four-year half-time contract, and a two-year half-time contract.
Increased Credit for Teaching. The service obligation for clinical practice hours has been updated to include a 20 percent credit for teaching and a 50 percent credit for teaching at a Teaching Health Center.
For more information about the loan repayment program or to begin the application process, please click here. Please pass this information along to primary care, dental, and mental health providers who are dedicated to serve communities in need.
News from Clinical Quality Initiatives Diabetes Regional Symposia Scheduled for Mid December In March 2008, the NYS Health Foundation launched the NYS Diabetes Campaign, which is a five-year $35 million campaign aiming to reverse the diabetes epidemic in New York State. The schedule is as follows: Monday, December 13, 2010 The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs 10:30 am – 3 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2010 The Radisson Hotel, Rochester 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday, December 16, 2010 NYU Kimmel Center, Manhattan 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Symposium topics will cover:
The state of diabetes from the national level to the NYS FQHC level
NYS Health Foundation’s $35 million, five-year statewide Diabetes Campaign
A local FQHC’s take on the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)
Community resource to tackle diabetes: The NYS Diabetes Prevention Program at the Local YMCA
The use of EMR to report clinical measures – Testimonial from a local FQHC
Meaningful Use and Medical Home
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.
World AIDS Day is Today. New York City remains the epicenter of HIV/AIDS with more than 107,000 New Yorkers living with HIV. To mark the day, events are taking place across the state, of which two are listed here:
Albany, NY: A three day long event at the Empire State Plaza concludes today.
New York City, NY: Several organizations across the city are hosting vigils, prominent among these is the 24 Hour AIDS Vigil hosted by Housing Works at the City Hall Park.
Leadership Webinar: Becoming an Outstanding Dental Director Friday, December 10, 2010 Noon - 1:30 ET A LIVE NNOHA WEBINAR PRESENTED BY: Dan Watt, DDS Dental Director, Terry Reilly Health Services, Idaho and NNOHA Practice Management Committee Member
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 to view the recent NNOHA's newsletter.
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).
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.
CONFERENCE: Integrating Screening for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia into Pre-Conception Health Care Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia present unique challenges to individuals, families and heath care providers. Our goal is to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia, for which public health issues remain critical challenges to survival for individuals and families affected by these disorders.
Who should attend? The program will be beneficial to family planning, primary health care professionals, and those involved in minority health, women’s health, pediatrics, and related fields, as well as professionals involved in health promotion and disease prevention activities in general. Anticipated attendees include: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse-midwives, health educators, genetic counselors, social workers, dietitians and policy makers.
Lifecourse Effects of Trauma in the Lives of Girls: Findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study December 14, 2010 2 pm EST; 1 pm CT; noon MT Presented by: Valerie Edwards, PhD
Join us as we:
Summarize the major findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
Describe the prevalence of trauma in childhood
Identify how trauma affects women and girls throughout their lives, including evidence that links trauma with profound physical, mental health, and behavioral consequences
All health and social service providers are welcome, including medical care providers, dentists, social workers, teachers, mental health workers, substance use disorder treatment providers, corrections officers, and community program staff, to name a few.
Emergency Preparedness CHCANYS Community Health Center Emergency Management Plan Template Update Underway CHCANYS would like to help you create a solid emergency management plan for your health center. As part of this endeavor we are updating the 2006-2007 CHCANYS Emergency Management Plan Templates. Please assist us by completing the attached survey which will take less than 5 minutes of your time.
If you have questions on this project please contact Mary Lou Caprara, EP Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 518-434-0767 x15.
Emergency Preparedness NYC 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.
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