NYACH Publishes Three Industry Briefs – Sharing Intelligence from the Field

Policy Updates

NYACH published and released three Industry Briefs, which each share valuable learnings and industry intelligence that have been gleaned from our work and benefit the broader healthcare and workforce development fields. 1. Improving Job Quality for Home Health Aides: Reflections on NYACH’s Quality Home Care Training Initiative shares learnings from NYACH’s Quality Home Care Training Initiative focused …




NYACH Hosts Behavioral Health Conference on Recovery Peer Integration

Policy Updates

On December 10th, NYACH hosted its first Behavioral Health Conference on the integration of Certified Peer Recovery Advocates (CRPAs). The goal of the conference was to build capacity of behavioral health providers – specifically those providing substance use treatment and recovery services – to hire, deploy, and integrate recovery peer advocates into their service delivery …




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 …




Performance Provider Systems (PPS) Job Title Vacancy Rate Snapshots, Demonstration Year 1 (DY1)

Policy Updates

In early spring, the New York State Department of Health released new data that pointed to some important areas for healthcare workforce investment. Performance Provider Systems (PPS)—networks of healthcare providers implementing the State’s DSRIP program throughout the state—are required to submit data at three points during the 5 year demonstration project, including surveys of job …




The Health Care Workforce in New York, 2015-2016: Trends in the Supply and Demand for Health Workers

Policy Updates

The Center for Health Workforce Studies has released their annual report Trends in the Supply and Demand for Health Workers—providing New York State policymakers, and other stakeholders with critical information on supply and demand of healthcare occupations across New York. This analysis is intended to address the following objectives: To identify the most urgent health …




CareerSTAT Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Frontline Health Care Worker Champion Recognition Program

Policy Updates

The CareerSTAT Frontline Health Care Worker Champion program recognizes organizations making significant investments in their frontline workers. Best practices of the Champion organizations and key insights on recruiting, developing and investing in frontline workers are presented in the CareerSTAT Guide to Investing in the Frontline Health Care Workforce. CareerSTAT is now accepting nominations for the recognition program. Champions receive national recognition …




Mayor Announces Launch of Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training Program

2017 Winter Newsletter, Initiative Updates, Policy Updates

On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of NYACH’s Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training program at Queensborough Community College (QCC). CRPAs are certified to provide coaching, support, information, guidance, and motivation to those seeking or sustaining recovery from a substance use disorder. Peers have a unique blend of lived experience in the …




NYACH Recommends the Addition of Occupations to the Office of Management and Budget’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes

Policy Updates

NYACH submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) encouraging the inclusion of peer service providers, care managers, and direct support professionals in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system for federal and state data on the labor market.  These comments were based on a careful review of the current codes, a labor market …




White House Announces New Health Career Pathways Initiative

Policy Updates

On April 25th, the White House announced a new initiative called Health Career Pathways, a privately-led initiative that builds on the Department of Labor effort to align training and education with employer needs at a national scale. Health Career Pathways has three goals: 1. Work with healthcare employers to identify the jobs and skills most …




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 …