NYACH Develops a Recommendation for Core Competencies for Today’s Healthcare Workforce

2016 Spring Newsletter, Initiative Updates

The transformation of New York State’s healthcare system to care coordination and care management delivery models requires new core skills and competencies across many frontline healthcare workers, including care coordinators, care managers, patient navigators, community health workers, health educators, medical assistants, patient care technicians/associates, nurses, and home care workers. While many of the specific job …




CHCANYS Issues Survey and Report on Emerging Titles in Federally Qualified Health Centers in NYC

2016 Spring Newsletter, Initiative Updates

In January, the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), in partnership with NYACH and the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany (CHWS), published a report titled Prepare to Care: Key Findings and Training Recommendations for New York City FQHC’s Emerging Titles. The report summarizes …




CHWS Report- The Healthcare Workforce in NY, 2014: Trends in Supply and Demand for Health Workers

2016 Spring Newsletter, Initiative Updates

Employment in healthcare has been the fastest growing sector in New York since 2000 and is expected to continue this trend. Last fall, the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) reported updated employment data in a publication entitled The Health Care Workforce in New York, 2014: Trends in Supply and Demand for Health Workers. In …




RN Transition to Practice Program as a Model for Bridging the Education and Practice Gap

2016 Spring Newsletter, Initiative Updates

NYACH’s Registered Nurse (RN) Transition to Practice program, developed in partnership with the Greater New York Hospital Association and Lehman College, aims to address two key problems in the field of nursing: newly licensed RNs without nursing work experience oftentimes have difficulty securing their first jobs, and that hospitals are in need of nurses with …




Mayor de Blasio Establishes Mental Health Council to Support ThriveNYC

2016 Spring Newsletter, Policy Updates

Last Friday, Mayor de Blasio announced the permanent establishment of the City’s Mental Health Council to coordinate the promotion and implementation of mental health prevention and treatment programs across City agencies. The Mental Health Council, which is led by First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery, consists of 20 …




On-the-Job Training Program Expands to Include New Graduates

2016 Spring Newsletter, Policy Updates

The New Skills, New Jobs On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, is a discretionary grant program that connects local businesses to skilled workers who are trained on-site to learn the essential work skills to improve performance. Previously OJT funding was limited to businesses hiring veterans and military spouses, …




NYACH partners with Borough of Manhattan Community College on Direct Support Professional Program

2016 Spring Newsletter, Initiative Updates

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) work with clients with intellectual and physical developmental disabilities (DD). They represent the core and vast majority of the DD workforce. They may work in a community residence or a day program, at a facility or outside in the community. The responsibilities of a DSP are substantial and the job is …