Founded in 1904, GNYHA is a trade association comprising nearly 250 hospitals and continuing care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. GNYHA is a dynamic, constantly evolving center for health care advocacy and expertise, but their core mission—helping hospitals deliver the finest patient care in the most cost-effective way—never changes.
CHCANYS’ purpose is to ensure that all New Yorkers, including those who are medically underserved, have continuous access to high quality community-based health care services including a primary care home. To do this, CHCANYS serves as the voice of community health centers as leading providers of primary health care in New York State. As New York State’s Primary Care Association (PCA), CHCANYS works closely with more than 60 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that operate approximately 600 sites across the state. CHCANYS works to increase access to health care for all New Yorkers through a program of health policy leadership, regulatory reform, and grassroots advocacy, and supports FQHCs with the tools to maintain and improve existing programs, strengthen core services and build new programs.
Southern New York Association, Inc. represents over 60 facilities with approximately 16,000 residential health care facility beds (voluntary, proprietary and government owned) that operate in the southern New York regional area. A major focus of the organization is to provide information and consultation to their membership to enhance quality of care for residents while assuring that members are prepared for policy and legislative changes that impact nursing homes.
PHI works to transform eldercare and disability services. The nation’s leading authority on the direct-care workforce, PHI promotes quality direct-care jobs as the foundation for quality care. PHI works with providers, consumers, labor advocates and policymakers to strengthen these jobs, recognizing their potential to help unemployed women and their families to achieve economic independence. To improve the quality of training for frontline direct-care workers, PHI offers entry-level, in-service, and incumbent worker training program and curricula development services. To strengthen provider organizations and improve quality of care for elders and persons with disabilities, PHI provides extensive consulting services focused on managing change, strengthening teams, and building skills for person-centered care.
The Training and Employment Funds (TEF) is a joint effort of 1199SEIU and contributing employers with a mission to develop high quality training, placement and labor-management initiatives. TEF is the largest joint Labor-Management training organization in the United States, serving more than 250,000 workers and more than 600 employers (including hospital, nursing home, RN and home care workers). Participants include all job categories, except physicians. TEF aims to support the potential of healthcare workers to grow educationally and contribute to building an efficient and caring healthcare industry, as well as to develop the ability of union and management to problem-solve difficult issues and create innovative solutions. Through this work TEF intends to create a world-class healthcare workforce and service delivery system.
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 247,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 24 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields.