Queensborough Community College Trains Educators Across NYS to Replicate NYACH CRPA Model

Initiative Updates

On March 26-28th, Queensborough Community College (QCC) will conduct a train-the-trainer for educational institutions across NYS on delivering NYACH’s Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training model. Over the past few years, there has been growing interest and excitement from educators and behavioral health providers around replicating the success of NYACH’s CRPA program in other parts …




Medical Billing Certificate Program Featured in Crain’s and Modern Healthcare

Initiative Updates

The success of the graduating class of the Medical Billing Certificate Program at LaGuardia Community College (LGACC) was recently highlighted by Crain’s Health Pulse and Modern Healthcare. Weill Cornell Medicine was recently joined by Mount Sinai Health System as an employer partner on the educational program, which is the result of ongoing collaboration and partnership between NYACH, Weill Cornell …




NYACH Attends Vizient Nurse Residency Program Conference

Initiative Updates

From March 11-14th, NYACH attended the Vizient Nurse Residency Conference in Orlando, Florida, along with 16 nurse leaders from the NYC Nurse Residency Consortium representing 21 hospitals. The conference convened Nurse Residency Program (NRP) coordinators from across the country to share best practices, highlight successful models, and build a community of practice. Also in attendance …




Four Additional Hospitals Join NYACH’s Citywide Nurse Residency Program

Initiative Updates

Four additional hospitals have joined NYACH’s Citywide Nurse Residency Program (NRP) Consortium following an open-enrollment period for any non-participating New York City hospitals. Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and The Brooklyn Hospital Center have all joined the Consortium, which is working in collaboration to launch the NRP this spring, …




NYACH Hosts First Healthcare Career Expo as Part of Ready for Healthcare Initiative

Initiative Updates

On October 29th, NYACH held its first Healthcare Career Expo: Not just Doctors and Nurses at the CUNY Graduate Center. The event was the first of a series of career exploration activities part of NYACH’s Ready for Healthcare initiative, a larger industry-designed an industry-driven, co-curricular strategy to improve and expand work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for …




The Economic Mobility Corporation Highlights NYACH’s Health Coach Training Program

Initiative Updates

The Economic Mobility Corporation highlighted NYACH’s health coach training program which was developed in partnership with Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) Community Health Degree Program and Community Care of Brooklyn (CCB) – the Maimonides led Performing Provider System (PPS) under DSRIP. Health coaches are clinical support staff members who provide practice-level care coordination and patient engagement …




New Occupational Profile: Medical Assistants

Initiative Updates, Policy Updates

NYACH has released the first in a series of Occupational Profiles on Medical Assistants. Medical assistants are increasingly important members of care teams, and their roles have grown to include—in addition to clinical tasks—medical office activities, patient education, and documentation. Consequently, healthcare employers are looking for medical assistants who have the innate characteristics for productive …




Success of New Recovery Peer Advocate Training Model Recently Highlighted

Initiative Updates

On Tuesday, Crain’s Health Pulse featured a story highlighting the success of NYACH’s newly developed Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) program. While peers have long been an important part of behavioral health support, their services have only recently become reimbursable under the State’s Medicaid program. This created a new opportunity to develop a training program …