Community health centers are scrambling to make contingency plans as they anxiously wait to see if Congress will renew billions of dollars in federal funding that expired on Sept. 30.
Often situated in medically underserved areas, the health centers provide care to some 26 million of the nation’s most vulnerable people. They’re required to take
CHCANYS is committed to working side by side with New York State to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to high-quality health care through insurance coverage, and we wholeheartedly support the State’s decision to maximize coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace and an expanded Medicaid program. Community health centers have been
Dr. Neil S. Calman, president and CEO of The Institute for Family Health, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to
The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), in partnership with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, announced today that a volunteer medical team will be deployed to Puerto Rico to provide critical medical relief to residents of the island in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The seven–member team is part of a
As part of the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico, CHCANYS is working with health systems across New York State to assemble care teams that can provide needed primary, urgent and emergency care. These teams will be an important component of a second wave of support to Puerto Rico once there is a measure of stability on the ground and
On September 14, HRSA announced $10.5 million in awards to sixty-two NYS health centers to support increased access to substance abuse and mental health services. The majority of health centers received approximately $175,000. A list of the awardees is available here. HRSA Regional Administrator Ronald Moss announced the awards at Betances Health Center
Amy Nickson has joined CHCANYS as Vice President of Policy and External Affairs. Amy comes to CHCANYS with a depth of understanding of New York State health policy, having worked at the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Assembly for nearly two decades.
Ms. Nickson spent ten years working for DOH, most recently as Assistant
We are excited to announce that Joanna Thomas has joined CHCANYS as Vice President of Finance and Operations. Joanna comes to CHCANYS with over 20 years of nonprofit finance and operations management experience. She most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for the World Lung Foundation for nine years, where she oversaw Finance, Human