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 on improving job quality for home health aides. The brief provides an overview of the policy landscape and overarching context for the challenges facing the homecare workforce, an overview of the training program, which includes the outcomes of the trainings, and reflections around how to move the workforce further.

2. Meeting a Demand for Bilingual Medical Assistants: Overview and Lessons on the Training Model reflects on NYACH’s Bilingual Medical Assistant program to glean learnings on effectively providing occupational training in healthcare to English language learners in New York City. This includes best practices for integrating occupational and English as a Second or Other Language training, building bridges to training, and targeting specific New York City populations to meet employer demand and leverage the existing skills of New Yorkers.

3. The Integration of Certified Recovery Peer Advocates: Lessons from NYACH’s Behavioral Health Conference is a synthesis of the learnings from NYACH’s Behavioral Health Conference on December 10th, 2018 on best practices for the integration of Certified Recovery Peer Advocates into service delivery models. The conference convened key leaders in the peer space to address pressing challenges currently faced by behavioral health providers in effectively incorporating peers into their service delivery models.