CHCANYS and the New York State Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (NYS Council) have been jointly selected as one of ten national grant awardees to participate in a primary care and behavioral health State Learning and Action Collaborative focused on care delivery and payment initiatives. Funded by The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net, with
Tiffany Portzer has joined CHCANYS as Vice President of Communications, effective May 7, 2018. Tiffany brings with her a wealth of communications and external relations experience, having spent the past six years in the positions of Assistant Commissioner, Communications Director, and Chief Public Information Officer for various New York State agencies.
After several weeks of negotiations, Governor Cuomo signed into law New York’s 2018-19 state budget late last week. CHCANYS is very pleased that the $168B budget deal includes several items of importance to primary care, including the following:
Patient-Centered Medical Home Incentive Payment Program The final budget restores the full $20M cut to the
Health care never stops, even in the face of devastating natural disasters. Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico and community health centers in Puerto Rico continue to serve patients on the island even in the hardest of circumstances with the support of stateside colleagues and organizations like Urban Health Plan, Callen-Lorde Community
Dr. Neil Calman, MD, a pioneer in the creation and growth of community-based health centers in New York, has been elected Board Chair for the statewide association representing the Empire State’s nearly 70 federally qualified health centers.
Dr. Calman has served as president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, one of the largest networks of
CHCANYS President & CEO Rose Duhan testified at a joint Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Legislative Hearing on the health and Medicaid sections of the FY 2018-19 New York State Executive Budget on Monday, February 12. A copy of her testimony is available here. Access video of the hearing here (Ms. Duhan’s testimony begins near the
During a press conference held at Syracuse Community Health Center this past Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to use “every ounce” of his clout in Washington to ensure that the next piece of legislation to be signed into law by Congress includes a long-term renewal of health center funding. The CHCANYS Policy and Advocacy
CHCANYS applauds Governor Cuomo for his proactive leadership in protecting the rights of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. With his offer to extend state-funded Medicaid coverage to New York’s Dreamers in the event that DACA is not continued, the Governor is ensuring that they will continue to have uninterrupted