As part of HRSA’s Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET) Initiative, HRSA partnered with Community Health Center Inc. (CHC Inc.) a HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner to develop the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT™) to help health centers assess their readiness to engage in health professions training programs. Every CHC and Look Alike in the country is being invited to participate and your team’s input is essential. Please complete and return the survey by February 28th, 2021 or as soon as possible. The survey can be accessed here. This brief video can provide more context.
This general resources page is a list of various online resources compiled to provide health centers with valuable information and/or training and technical assistance on a variety of topic areas. We encourage you to explore this page and check back often, as it will be regularly updated based on health center feedback and needs identified.
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- New Access Point (NAP), Service Area Competition (SAC) and Look-alike (LAL) Resource Center
CHCANYS has compiled the tools and resources to support health centers as they prepare their NAP, SAC and LAL applications, specifically completion of Forms 4, 9, and 10
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Development –Technical Assistance (TA) Community Development Resource Page
This page provides tools helpful in documenting the needs of target population.
- Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Designation
Public and private non-profit health care organizations may apply for FQHC Look-Alike designation (designation without section 330 funding) at any time. The review process takes about four months. FQHC Look-Alikes must meet the same program requirements as FQHCs that receive section 330 funding and are eligible for many of the same benefits. To access the Look Alike application, click here.
Deemed health centers must submit a VHP deeming sponsorship application for the FTCA Volunteer Health Professionals (VHP) Program. Health Center Volunteers are not eligible for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage automatically. For each individual volunteer to be eligible for coverage, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) must approve an application that demonstrates that the individual meets all of the FTCA VHP Program requirements. If approved, VHPs would be eligible for liability protections for the performance of medical, surgical, dental, and related functions that are within the health centers scope of project. Furthermore, the volunteer must be a health care professional who is licensed, registered or certified to provide clinical services. Unlicensed, uncertified, and unregistered volunteer health professionals are not eligible for the FTCA VHP Program.
For information regarding the FTCA VHP Program please see Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2020-03: Calendar Year 2021 Volunteer Health Professional Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deeming Sponsorship Application Instructions. Applicable conditions and requirements for deeming are described with PAL 2020-03. Additional information regarding volunteer health professionals including the FTCA VHP brochure and VHP Video can also be found on the Volunteer Health Professionals Page. Health centers can complete a VHP deeming sponsorship application by accessing the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by going to the FTCA application section. Once a complete and accurate VHP application is submitted to HRSA, our goal is to process and issue a Notice of Deeming Action (NDA) within 10 business days or less. The FTCA Program have dedicated extra resources to ensure that we exceed this goal as we anticipate an increase in VHP applications in the upcoming months.
CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule - 1 Year Later (2018 Webinar Series)
NY FQHCs can access the 4-part webinar series on the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and its requirements hosted by the CHCANYS Emergency Management Team. This series of free webinars provided information and relevant updates about the origins and the structure of the Rule, its specific requirements for FQHCs as part of Conditions of Participation in the Medicare program, practical tips for implementation and operationalizing its elements, and specific considerations for New York facilities.
- Apexus’ 340B University Online
Apexus offers 340B University, a foundational and award-winning educational program designed to meet the practical needs of the 340B Prime Vendor Program (PVP) participants and other program stakeholders.
- HRSA 340B Compliance Improvement Guide
This Guide was developed by faculty and experts and drawn from actual high-performing 340B covered entities that form the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 340B Peer-to-Peer Program.
- New York State Value Based Payment Roadmap
New York State has released A Path Toward Value-Based Payment: Roadmap for Medicaid Payment Reform, outlining ambitious statewide plans to move 80-90 percent of managed care payments to providers from fee-for-service to Value Based Payment (VBP) by 2020.
- Center for Health Care Strategies’ Guide to Navigating the NYS VBP Roadmap
Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) brings together state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and community-based organizations to advance models of organizing, financing, and delivering health care services.
- New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the creator of the nation’s leading patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program, collaborated with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to develop a customized PCMH Recognition Program that supports the state’s initiative to improve primary care through the medical home model and promote the Triple Aim: better health, lower costs and better patient experience.
- Health Outreach Partners
Health Outreach Partners (HOP) provides T/TA on outreach and enabling services (e.g., transportation), program planning and development, needs assessments and evaluation, and community collaboration, particularly targeting migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.
- Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) provides T/TA on all aspects of clinical care and issues impacting migratory and seasonal agricultural worker patients, providers and clinic systems through consultation, patient tracking, bridge case management, and clinical education.
- National Center for Farmworker Health
National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) specializes in T/TA related to health center governance, administration and patient education designed to enhance health centers’ delivery of services for the MSAWs and their families.
- National LGBT Health Education Center
The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health centers with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people.
- National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) works to eliminate homelessness by providing comprehensive T/TA to health centers and look-alikes using over 25 years of experience working with communities to improve delivery of health care for people experiencing homelessness.
Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings provided by Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health
In 2015, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice was awarded funding to be the Dissemination and Evaluation Center (DEC) for the “Dissemination of Evidence Informed Interventions” project, though the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau, National Training and Technical Assistance. As part of that initiative, the DEC collaborated with Chinazo Cunningham, M.D, M.S. and Paula Lum, MD, MPH to build the Integration of Buprenorphine in HIV Primary Care Settings intervention manual.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependence treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people and serve approximately 234,000 individuals every year.
The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP)
The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP) is committed to working together to support organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance abuse in New York State.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH)
The fiscal year (FY) 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) supplemental funding opportunity provides support to HRSA-funded health centers to implement and advance evidence-based strategies to expand access to integrated substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services.
CHCANYS offers data services to support the sustainable and collaborative growth of health centers in New York State. Requests for CHCANYS data and analytic support should originate from a health center or an organization proposing to establish a health center in New York State. If you would like to request data support, please see our request form here. In submitting this request, you are agreeing to these Terms of Participation.