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 …




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 …




New Healthcare Delivery Models Open Up Career Opportunities for Immigrants and Young Adults

2017 Winter Newsletter, Initiative Updates

Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program: NYACH’s Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program, offered by LaGuardia Community College in partnership with the Washington Heights Workforce1 Center and various health centers and physicians’ offices, helps students improve their English, learn medical vocabulary in their native language, and train to be a medical assistant all at the same time. …




Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program Launches

2017 Winter Newsletter, Initiative Updates

NYACH partnered with 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, and LaGuardia Community College to launch a nationally registered Community Health Worker (CHW) Apprenticeship Program. CHWs are public health workers who have a uniquely close understanding of and trusting relationship with the communities they serve. CHWs act as intermediaries between the community and …




New Health Coach Training Supports PPS Meet their Workforce Need

2017 Winter Newsletter, Initiative Updates

Health coaches are clinical support staff members who provide practice-level care coordination and patient engagement services to the patient population. The title and role is anticipated to grow as a result of the Affordable Care Act and New York State Medicaid Redesign’s focus on population health and chronic disease management. To meet this growing demand, …




NYACH’s Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Program Highlighted in Recent Press Focused on Nursing Experience Gaps

2017 Winter Newsletter, Initiative Updates

Recent press has focused on the complicated nature of the nursing shortage in the United States, with a lack of RNs with the nursing experience that employers are seeking, especially for specialty inpatient units, driving challenges for recruitment and employment. Two recent articles about this problem- one in Stateline and one in McKnight’s- highlighted NYACH’s …