CHCANYS Clinical Committee & Subcommittees - Get Involved!

Clinical Committee
As a peer learning and collaborative forum, the CHCANYS Clinical Committee convenes a group of clinical and quality improvement leadership. Currently, the Clinical Committee meets Tuesdays from 9:00 - 10:00 am, bi-weekly and covers an array of different topics that aim to be relevant to your health centers' work.  Please click here to view the schedule of formal Clinical Committee meetings of the Association vs. Clinical Committee peer-to-peer forums. For any questions, email Sonia Panigrahy (

*Please note that the Clinical Committee is only open to CHCANYS organizational members.

Nursing Subcommittee
The CHCANYS Nursing Subcommittee convenes nursing leaders and administrators from New York health centers to discuss relevant clinical and operational topics on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The CHCANYS staff leads are Cole Unger, Assistant Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation, and Amy Freiman, Data & Technology Program Manager. To join the Nursing Subcommittee, email Cole at, or Amy at

Behavioral Health Subcommittee
The Behavioral Health Subcommittee (BHSC) is comprised of health center staff with a keen interest in behavioral health and primary care integration. The Subcommittee discussions typically focus on strategies for expanding patients’ access to integrated care services, promising clinical practices and data-driven workflows supporting team-based care and improved patient outcomes. The BHSC meets every first Thursday of the month from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Requests to join the BHSC are welcome, and should be directed to to Ava Rose, Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation at

HIV/Hep C/STD Clinical SubCommittee
Join CHCANYS HIV/Hep C/STD Sub-committee call every first Friday of the month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. to explore lessons learned and potential solutions to common challenges in care delivery models that directly impact your patients living with, or who are at risk of developing, HIV, Hepatitis C, and STIs. Do not miss the opportunity to participate on the next few months of engaging and interactive calls with your clinical and administrative peers, including an engaging overview of the latest CDC evidence-based STI treatment guidelines on a special date and time on Friday, November 12th at noon.  For more information about the Sub-committee, please contact Meital Fried-Almog at

Sexual & Reproductive Health Subcommittee
The Sexual and Reproductive Health Subcommittee meets the second Thursday of every month from 12:00–1:00 pm. The Subcommittee is seeking a passionate health center employee to join its leadership team as a co-chair, and to help advance the goals of improving the provision of sexual and reproductive health care at New York State FQHCs, including advancing maternal health outcomes. The CHCANYS staff lead is Mercy Mbogori, Assistant Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation. To join the Subcommittee, email Mercy at

Oral Health Subcommittee
The Oral Health Subcommittee meets on the fourth Friday of every other month from 9:00-10:00 am. with the next call scheduled for Friday, January 28th,  2022. Join us in the New Year as we discuss workforce retention and recruitment; review the Azara dental module; explore promising practices in tele-dentistry; discuss care delivery in support of patients with special needs, and more! The CHCANYS staff lead is Meital Fried-Almog, Assistant Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation. Questions? Please reach out to Meital at

Published on 10/13/2021