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If your health center has a training or technical assistance program 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.
Please Take 10 Minutes to Respond to a Very Important Survey On December 7 you should have received an invitation to participate in a brief 10-12 minute on-line survey to assess your readiness for meeting standards for Meaningful Use and achieving Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. This survey has been developed by the Geiger Gibson Program at George Washington University (GWU) in partnership with NACHC and in consultation with leaders from selected Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the National Center for Health in Public Housing and the National Center for Farmworker Health. GWU is requesting completion online within 10 days.
We strongly urge you to complete the survey before the end of this week and to agree to share your response with CHCANYS so that we can offer you additional TA and Training in the areas you have identified.
If you cannot locate your invitation to the online survey, please contact Merle Cunningham MD MPH, Principal Investigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Lara, MHSA, Senior Research Associate, at email@example.com. For any questions, please contact Lisa Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from Health Center Support HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care Unveils New TA Website The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has unveiled the new BPHC Technical Assistance (TA) Website, accessible by clicking here. The site is designed to be user-friendly and includes a lot of valuable information and links on health center development, services, finance and governance. There is a TA calendar that provided the dates and times of live webcasts and webinars, an interactive map on grant funding, and a link to the Helpdesk. Add the site to your online favorites and check it for new information often!
Empire Justice Center Presents Free Webinar January 18 2011 – 1:00- 2:30 p.m. Helping Your Patients Access Medicaid This webinar will review Major Medicaid-related programs in New York Medicaid, Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, Refugee Medical Assistance, and strategies for helping patients qualify. 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, please click here.
NACHC to Offer New CHC Billing 101 Webinar Series Starting January 2011 Click here for information on this Billing 101 Webinar and whip Your CHC finances into shape.
News from Clinical Quality Initiatives Seeking Public Input by January 14 on Pediatric Quality Measures Program See the below link posted on Friday regarding a Federal Register Notice seeking public input on priorities for the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program. The link is here. The deadline for submitting comments is January 14, 2011.
Hepatitis A and B Vaccination and the NYS DOH Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program Please join us on February 9, 2011 at 9 am for an hour-long webinar with Elizabeth Rausch-Phung, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Bureau of Immunization. Dr. Rausch-Phung will discuss vaccination of your patients against hepatitis A and B infection and the NYS DOH Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program. All Federally Qualified Health Centers in NYS (except New York City) are eligible to enroll in the NYS DOH 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.).
In the box under Search for meetings by host, topic or words in the agenda type in hepatitis and click on Search.
Click on Register which is to the right of Hepatitis A and B Vaccination and...
Enter your first name, last name and email address (necessary for email confirmation of registration) and click on Register again.You will receive an email which confirms your registration, provides directions to join the webinar on the scheduled date, and how to call in to the audio portion of the webinar.
Learning objectives: At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Describe hepatitis A and B disease, risk factors for hepatitis A and B infection, and recommendations for vaccination against hepatitis A and B infection.
Participants will also be able to describe the eligibility criteria for the NYS DOH Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program and the application process for this program.
Diabetes Learning Series: Current trends in the management of type 1 & 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents Learning objectives: By the end of this webinar, the primary care pediatrician will have reviewed the following:
Approach to the child with new onset diabetes mellitus
Treatment options in type 1 & 2 diabetes mellitus in children
Announcing a new support group for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer Starting in January, WAR is partnering with SHARE to reintroduce a support group for women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer due to family history or a BRCA1/2 mutation. The group will be peer-facilitated by Nancy Feldman, and the first meeting will feature a genetic counselor as a guest speaker.
WHEN: Tuesdays, January 18th, 6:00-7:30PM (Meetings will be once a month on Tuesday. Future dates are still being finalized.) WHERE: SHARE main office, 1501 Broadway, #704A (between W43rd and 44th Sts.), NYC
For more information, contact the SHARE office at 212-382-2111.
Emergency Preparedness Upcoming NYSDOH Health Center Communications Drill Participation in this drill will help you meet some Emergency Preparedness requirements from HRSA.
Early in 2011 the New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness will be conducting two communications drills administered through the Integrated Health Alert Network (IHAN). CHCANYS is assisting the NYSDOH with these drills. To prepare for this drill please follow the link below and check the designations currently in place for your health center. The NYSDOH is requesting that each center have an Administrator (person legally able to bind the center to an agreement), HPN Coordinator, and a BT (bio terrorism) Coordinator in place. It is also helpful to have a person listed as an Emergency Response Coordinator. One person may fill multiple positions. If your password has expired, please call CAMU at 1-866-529-1890 and they will reset it for you. When calling CAMU, please have your original PIN or driver’s license available. If you have additional questions, please call Mary Lou Caprara, CHCANYS Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at 518-434-0767 x15. Here’s the link: https://commerce.health.state.ny.us/pub
Save The Date: Advocacy Day, Monday, March 7 The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) is pleased to announce that Community Health Center Advocacy Day is on Monday March 7, 2011. Please begin your planning now so that you can join us at the State Capital in Albany, NY and help to ensure that health centers and the patients we serve are protected in the upcoming New York State budget. Click here to register and download planning materials.
~ Note from the editor ~ Please look for the next edition of YourCHCANYS in mid-January. Happy Holidays!