CHCANYS 2011 Statewide Conference & Clinical Forum
The Saratoga Hilton & City Center Saratoga Springs, NY October 16-18 This is an exciting and critical year as CHCANYS celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Among this year’s speakers are: Gina Capra, Director, Northeast Division, BPHC, HRSA; Tom Van Coverden, President & CEO, NACHC; Dr. Nirav R. Shah, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health; Dr. Michael Hogan, Commissioner, OMH and Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, OASAS. Experts Jacqueline Leifer of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and Peter Epp of J.H. Cohn will provide important board and fiscal related training. The conference will address timely topics related to health policy and cover best practices in Health Information Technology, finance, board of directors development, clinical quality areas of focus including behavioral and oral health, and more. And on Monday night, we will be celebrating with a 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner! For more information click here.
Are you a vendor interested in the community health center market? Sponsor CHCANYS’ conference today – Only five sponsor/exhibit slots left – Don’t wait!
Region II Conference 2012 – Hold the Dates June 12-14! The Virgin Island Primary Care Office is hosting the 2012 Region II Conference for primary care associations/primary care offices and community health centers in Region II (NY, NJ, PR & VI). The conference will take place at the Sugar Bay Resort in St. Thomas, VI. Details to come. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. News from Policy If you have questions about CHCANYS’ policy and advocacy work, please contact Beverly Grossman, email@example.com.
HHS awards Affordable Care Act funds for organizations to become Community Health Centers We are pleased to share with you that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards totaling $10 million to aid 129 organizations across the country that would like to become community health centers. These funds, made available by the Affordable Care Act, support organizations’ development as a future health center.
We extend our congratulations to the New York State awardees:
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, New York
Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Inc., Hudson, New York
La Casa De Salud, Bronx, New York
Odyssey House, Inc., New York, New York
The Children's Aid Society, New York, New York
The Research Foundation of State University of New York, Albany, New York
United Cerebral Palsy & Handicap Persons Association of the Utica Area, Inc., Utica, New York
To read more about this announcement and see a list of awardees nationwide click here.
News from Health Center Support If you have questions about CHCANYS’ health center support, please contact Rebecca Gaige, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRSA Announces Two Capital Competitions for Health Centers with October Deadlines On September 9th, HRSA announced two capital competitions for health centers. The applications are due October 12th.
HRSA-12-115 Capital Development-Building Capacity (CD-BC): will provide approximately $600 million to existing health centers across the country for longer-term projects to expand their facilities, hire more employees and serve more patients. The maximum award for these projects will be $5 million.
HRSA-12-116 Capital Development-Immediate Facility Improvements (CD-IFI): will emphasize shorter-term projects and provide approximately $100 million to existing health centers to address immediate facility needs. The maximum award for these projects will be $500,000.
These grant opportunities are only available to those who did not receive funding through the recent Facilities Improvement Program (FIP) and Capital Development (CD) grants – the last two rounds of large capital grants awarded. The guidance and requirements are available on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website. http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/capital/
To ensure health centers are prepared to apply for these opportunities, HRSA and Capital Link will be offering a number of calls and webinars for application support and assistance.
HRSA hosted a pre-application call on September 14th; to access replay information, please click here.
HRSA hosted a call on September 15th to discuss the Immediate Facility Needs opportunity; to access replay information, please click here.
NACHC Offers Billing 101 Webinar Series (December 1, 2011 – February 23, 2012) NACHC has designed an eight-webinar series, entitled Billing 101, to provide established FQHCs, new starts and look-alike health centers with tools and techniques that will support FQHCs' efforts to ensure that billing and collections procedures result in acquiring all revenues due for services provided in your health centers.
The Clinical Quality Initiatives Team at CHCANYS would like to share highlights from the various tracks being presented at our 2011 Annual Statewide Conference and Clinical Forum on October 16th – 18th in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s conference is a “don’t miss event” for all clinicians in community health or those interested in becoming an FQHC (to register please go to www.chcanys.org ). Our conference is the place to learn about current healthcare issues, network with colleagues statewide and develop strategies to reach your goals. In addition, we will be celebrating CHCANYS’ 40th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner! Click here to view highlights of the clinical track!
Improving Diabetes Care at Your Site: A Training for Clinical Champions The number of New Yorkers with diabetes has more than doubled in the last decade to more than 1.8 million, and diabetes is the only chronic disease that continues to grow in prevalence.
However, we can do better! Diabetes is preventable and controllable with lifestyle modification and medication management.
As part of the Campaign, clinicians are invited to attend a day-long training to become a "Clinical Champion." Trainings topics will include:
Diabetes 101 & ADA guidelines: A review of diabetes basics and how to explain diabetes to your patients Medication Adherence: Addressing barriers to taking medication Developing an action plan
Who should attend: Nurses, Physicians, Dieticians, and any clinician taking a lead role in improving the quality of care at your site. The training is FREE. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Where: Rochester Academy of Medicine 1441 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14610 When: Friday, October 14, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT Click Here to Register Now!
Sex, Gender, and HIV/STDs Date: November 26, 2011 – November 27, 2011 Location: Manhattan, NY For more information, click here.
2011 Four Corners TB/HIV Conference Date: October 4, 2011 – October 5, 2011 Location: Santa Fe, NM. For more information, click here.
Hepatitis C Treatment Update Date: October 12, 2011 Location: Nationwide For more information, contact Jim Ybarra. E-mail email@example.com; Phone (518) 262-4674; or access the Web site here.
14th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Health Care Conference Date: October 12, 2011 – October 15, 2011 Location: Austin, TX For more information, contact Carol Wiley, NPWH, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (202) 543-9693, ext.4; or access the website here.
Keeping it real 2011 Conference Date: October 17, 2011 – October 19 2011 Location: Silver Spring, MD For more information, contact Kathleen Hauck, E-mail: email@example.com; Phone: (240) 645-1142 or Tamara Parris, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (240) 645-1146; or access the website here.
Celebrating Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, September 2011 and HBOC Awareness Week and Previvor Day, - September 25th – October 2nd
SHARE Main Office : Third Annual Ovarian Cancer Support Group Reunion Let's celebrate Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month together. This is an informal gathering for past group members to reconnect with other and also to meet and inspire current group members. Anyone who has attended an ovarian cancer support group at any SHARE location is welcome. Refreshments provided. 6:00 - 7:30 pm
September 24th National Ovarian Cancer Coalition – Long Island Chapter: 5th Annual Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Eisenhower Park – field 6 A. Registration begins at 9:00 am; 5K Walk starts at 10:00 am. For more information, contact the Chapter at 631-672-2027 or LongIslandNYEvents@ovarian.org
"Teal Carpet Affair" OCNA Fundraiser KC You There and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will be teaming up to create and generate awareness in Western New York on September 24, 2011 at Social (228 Franklin, Buffalo, NY 14202) from 7:00p-11:00p. The second annual “Teal Carpet Affair” will be a night to remember with a fabulous customized teal carpet leading you into a night of entertainment, food and beverages. The event will be filled with local activists, survivors, and athletes that share similar stories and join the fight to raise awareness and proceeds that will directly affect the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. It’s time to shine a new light on a disease that has been overshadowed for over three decades!
The event will feature: - A walk down the customized teal carpet - Top-shelf open bar - Delicious finger foods - Chinese auction - Photo-booth - Music by Kiss98.5 DJ Tony Mamaluke - Perfect night out for a great cause
September 25th Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk Cobbs Hill Park Rochester, NY. Registration begins at 7:15 am; race at 8:15 am. One mile fun run to follow the 5K race along with food and an awards ceremony after the race. USATF Certified 5K loop with official timing by PCR Timing. Proceeds to benefit the Cancer Wellness Spa of Greater Rochester. Visit www.cancerwellnessspa.com for more information.
Hope for Heather - 3rd Annual Teal Ribbon Run and Walk Professionally timed 5k run and 5k family fun walk. New this year - 100 yard Stiletto dash. www.tealribbonrun.org
Benedictine Health Foundation: New Autumn Garden Party to benefit the Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program at Benedictine Hospital 3:00-6:00 pm Hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Struzzieri 40 Stroomzeit Lane Saugerties, New York For more information, please call (845) 334-3017
September 25th – October 2nd Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE): National HBOC Week & Previvor Day HBOC Week marks the transition between National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and recognizes anyone affected by hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, including women and men with BRCA mutations, people with a family history of cancer, breast and ovarian cancer survivors, and previvors.
October 1st Conference at Roswell Park: "GYN and Breast Cancer Update 2011." 8:00 am to noon on the campus of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More information will be posted to www.roswellpark.org/CMEConferences
October 2nd Support Connection’s 17th Annual Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY. Pre-walk activities at 9:00 am; walk begins at 10:00 am. 3-mile walkathon to increase awareness about breast and ovarian cancer. Thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley come together for this uplifting community event. Many participants walk in celebration of or in tribute to those affected by these diseases. To register, visit www.supportconnection.org or call 914-962-6402.
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE): "In the Family" Screening, 3pm in Manhattan. Contact email@example.com for location details.
October 5th SHARE – Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer - “The Doctor Is In”: Q&A Session About Ovarian Cancer with Dr Stephanie Blank Time: 6:00-7:30pm SHARE Main Office 1501 Broadway, Ste 704A NY, NY Dr. Blank will answer your questions on the use of Avastin, PARP Inhibitors and other new treatments.
October 21st SHARE – Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer: La Dra. Hannah Ortiz, de Sound Gynecologic Oncology, les ofrecerá información importante sobre los avances científicos del cáncer ovárico. Dr. Hannah Ortiz of Sound Gynecologic Oncology will present information about scientific advances in ovarian cancer. Please note that this event is in Spanish. Queens Center Mall Group 90-15 Queens Blvd. 92nd Street (entre avenidas 57 y 59) Salón Comunitario Elmhurst, NY Time: 6:30-8:30pm.
October 29th LI OCEANS "Footsteps of Hope" 5K Walk/Run 8:30 am. 655 Main Street Islip, New York. Call 631-928-0298 for information
Community Cancer Screening On Saturday, September 24th there will be a live session titled Cancer Screening in Medically Underserved and Diverse Populations: Providing Culturally Competent Care To register for this webinar click here. This session is open to all physicians, nurses and mid-level providers who are interested in participating and will also be recorded.
Improving Health Outcomes for HIV Positive Individuals Transitioning from Correctional Settings to the Community Date: September 28 2011 Location: Albany, NY Register here. For more information: Contact the Center for Health & Behavioral Training, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (585) 753-5382; Fax: 585-753-5617; or access the web site here.
Advanced training on the needs of incarcerated PLWHA upon community re-entry Date: September 29 2011 Location: Albany, NY Register here. For more information: Contact the Center for Health & Behavioral Training, E-mail: email@example.com; Phone: (585) 753-5382; Fax: 585-753-5617; or access the web site here.
Webinar: Managing TB in the Dialysis Patient Date: September 28 2011 Register here. For more information: Contact Lead Educator Mary Long. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone (800) 839-5864; or access the web site here.
Northeast TB Controllers Conference Date: October 12 and 13 2011 Location: Cleveland, OH Register by September 16 For more information: Contact Maureen Murphy, E-mail: Maureen.Murphy@odh.ohio.gov; Phone: (614) 387-0652; or access the Web site here.
NCQA/BTE Diabetes Physician Recognition Program The NYS Diabetes Campaign, sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) in partnership with the Institute for Family Health, is an initiative designed to reverse the diabetes epidemic in New York State by improving clinical care, mobilizing communities, and promoting policy. CHCANYS has been chosen as one of the clinical hubs to participate in this effort and is recruiting organizations to participate in the campaign and in the NCQA or BTE Diabetes Recognition Program.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance and Bridges to Excellence Diabetes Recognition Program are voluntary programs for physicians and practices to receive recognition for quality diabetes care. The program provides recognized physicians with valuable information about their patients and their practice as well as internal/external validation of your practice's hard work and dedication.
To learn more about how your health center can become NCQA or BTE recognized for diabetes care, contact Kathy Alexis at email@example.com or 212-710-3817.
TB education and training resources CDC has developed a website for clinicians to access TB education and training resources. Please visit: http://www.findtbresources.org/
Funding opportunity: The Heart Attack Symptoms and Calling 9-1-1 Campaign for Women If you would like to submit a proposal for The Heart Attack Symptoms and Calling 9-1-1 Campaign for Women, please click here to complete the forms and e-mail to John Snow, Inc. (JSI) at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 12, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time/7:00pm Eastern Time.
Please note, proposals will be not be accepted by the Office of Women’s Health. For help with this RFP, please e-mail: email@example.com or call toll-free: 1-866-224-3815.
Funding Opportunity: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Request for Proposals (RFP) Funding is available for activities and events in support of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) in the United States and its affiliated territories. The purpose of NWGHAAD is to highlight the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and encourage women and girls to take action by knowing their HIV/AIDS status and understanding their risk. More information about NWGHAAD can be found at http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/.
Projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of $2,500. Click herefor more information.
Diabetes Education Recognition Program To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. To support this goal, the ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP) assesses whether applicants meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education. The Standards are designed to be flexible enough to be applicable in any health care setting, from physicians' offices and HMOs to clinics and hospital outpatient settings. The ADA ERP is one of two and the most experienced Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deemed certifying bodies for Diabetes Self Management Training.
If you are seeking reimbursement for diabetes education, it is appropriate to apply for ADA Recognition of your diabetes education program or service. The application fee for a single primary site of $1100.00 is now good for a 4-year Recognition cycle. Each additional site costs $100.00, and can be added at any time during the recognition cycle. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Launching Million Hearts™ Today, the Department of Health and Human Services, with several key partners, launched Million Hearts™, a five-year initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes. As you may know, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women of all races and ethnicities in the United States and costs the United States $444 billion every year in medical costs and lost productivity.
By enlisting partners from every corner of the health sector – including federal agencies; doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals; private insurers; businesses; health advocacy groups; and community organizations – Million Hearts will create a national focus on combating heart disease and stroke.
Co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Million Hearts will focus on five pillars: 1) Prioritize focus and attention around improving clinical care of the ABCS 2) Use health information technology to facilitate improvement 3) Identify and accelerate care innovations such as team-based care 4) Foster community innovations 5) Monitor the status of clinical and community prevention rigorously
News from Emergency Preparedness If you have questions about CHCANYS' EP work, please contact Matthew Ziemer, email@example.com.
Health Centers Shine as PCEPN Responds to Hurricane Irene In its first major activation since the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) stepped forward during Hurricane Irene to bridge the gap between local emergency decision makers and the primary care community of New York City. By maintaining a two-way communication link between the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) and the primary care sector, PCEPN provided health centers with the information needed to make informed decisions throughout the NYC response to Irene.
Working around the clock throughout the duration of the storm, PCEPN representatives kept contact with the NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) by maintaining a presence at NYC Emergency Operations Center. Information gained from OEM allowed PCEPN to hold regular conference calls for health centers to transmit timely updates and gain a “boots on the ground” perspective regarding the primary care community’s status that could be relayed back to OEM. PCEPN also assisted with the evacuation and repatriation of non-primary care centers out of harm’s way without incident or impact on individual patients.
Though Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene has come and gone PCEPN continues to work on recovery issues such as participating in NYC’s Irene Hotwash and seeking out funding opportunities to reimburse health centers for Irene-related expenditures. Questions regarding PCEPN can be referred to Jean Paul Roggiero, Senior Program Manager for Emergency Preparedness Initiatives at PCDC, or Matthew Ziemer, Emergency Preparedness Program Manager at CHCANYS.
PCEPN is co-led by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and was created in close partnership with and support from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Office of Emergency Management. PCEPN was formed to better coordinate planning, training, and response services provided to the primary care community and to ensure they are optimally positioned to prepare for and respond to community and citywide needs in the event of a disaster or emergency on a local and regional level.
News from HIT If you have questions about CHCANYS’ HIT work, please contact Lisa Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Quarterly Statewide Health IT call/meeting: Friday, September 30, 9-11am. Presentation on the launch of CHCANYS Data Warehouse Project by Arcadia Solutions and CHCANYS' Health IT staff. More info to follow.
News from Workforce Development If you have questions about CHCANYS’ Workforce Development Program, please email us at email@example.com.
Medicaid Redesign Team - Workforce Flexibility/Change of Scope of Practice Work Group The current phase of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) includes various work groups to focus on specific issues. A new work group has recently been formed, “The Workforce Flexibility/Change of Scope of Practice Work Group” which will be co-chaired by MRT members William Ebenstein and George Gresham. Bill Stackhouse, Ph.D., Director of Workforce Development at CHCANYS, has been appointed as a member of this work group. This group will meet this Fall and submit its recommendations in January 2012.
HIV Oral Health Preceptorship Program in New York & New Jersey The New York State Department of Health - AIDS Institute Oral Health Regional Resource Center in collaboration with the NY/NJ AETC would like to offer you a unique chance to participate in an HIV Oral Health Preceptorship Program. HIV Oral Health Preceptorships are available for dentists or dental hygienists in New York and New Jersey. These programs are individually tailored to the needs, interests and experience-level of the individual provider. Typical training sessions are from one to five days. Tuition for the program is fully covered by a grant from Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) and nationally accredited continuing education credits are available from the NYS Dental Foundation and the Dental Hygiene Association of the State of NY.
If you would like further information regarding this program or to register, please contact Howard Lavigne, Deputy Director of HIV Clinical Education, NYS Department of Health-AIDS Institute at 315-477-8479 or HEL01@health.state.ny.us Participant slots are limited so don’t wait.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) – Corps Community Day The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is hosting the first Corps Community Day on October 13, 2011 as part of the 13th annual National Primary Care Week. Great opportunities to spread the word about the NHSC include:
As a site administrator or clinician: • Consider the opportunity to host an NHSC site tour for local students interested in pursuing a health professional career in primary care. Advertise your tour using NHSC's customizable event flyer. • While working in the community, hold a health fair to provide screenings, flu vaccinations and/or educational materials. Advertise your fair using NHSC's customizable event flyer, color stickers, and black and white stickers. Alert the media with this media advisory template.
Here are some other great ideas to consider: • Nominate a student, colleague, or yourself for the "In Search Of" campaign. NHSC needs your help to find some especially unique Corps members and alumni! • Participate in the Video Contest; put your creative skills to the test! Submit a short video (30 to 90 seconds) that illustrates the role of the Corps in your community. The video can be funny, informative, moving, or all of the above. • Post the Corps Community Day Web badge to your school or organization's Web site. Posting instructions and two versions of the badge can be found in the lower right box on the Corps Community Day Web page.
Already have an event planned during National Primary Care Week or have questions? Email: CorpsCommunityDay@hrsa.gov. If your health center has a training or technical assistance program that you'd like to share with others around the state, or if you would like to subscribe others at your health center to Your CHCANYS, please email the pertinent information to Rebecca Gaige-Troxell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your feedback and comments.