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
A new report released today by the Community Health Care Association of New York State finds that difficulties in recruiting and retaining providers at New York’s federally qualified health centers (FQHC) persist despite the existence of numerous state and federal loan repayment and practice support programs designed to resolve that very problem.
HRSA’s 2017 Quality Improvement Awards recently recognized sixty-one FQHCs in New York State with awards totaling $6.4 million. The funds are based on performance on the 2016 Uniform Data Systems reports that FQHCs submit to the funding agency. As described in HRSA’s announcement, the funds are intended to support continued FQHC quality