The Stars are Aligned: Federal and Local Workforce Policies Converge

2015 Summer Newsletter, Policy Updates

By Chris Neale, Director of the New York City Workforce Investment Board On July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – an important federal law that provides adult education, training, and employment services throughout the country – officially took effect.  WIOA replaces the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and maintains many …




New Research on Workforce Needs for Population Health and Care Coordination Models

2015 Summer Newsletter, Initiative Updates

GNYHA Report on Emerging Positions in Primary Care GNYHA released its first workforce report focused on the ambulatory setting, Emerging Positions in Primary Care: Results from the 2014 Ambulatory Care Workforce Survey. With support from NYACH, the survey was conducted to understand how GNYHA member hospitals are addressing workforce issues in the context of the …




CHCA Leverages SBS Customized Training to Promote HHAs

2015 Summer Newsletter, Initiative Updates

By Kymberly Lavigne-Hinkley, Director of Customized Training at the Department of Small Business Services Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), a worker-owned home care agency, wanted to improve advancement opportunities and maximize the role of the home health aide in improving quality of care. Through its contacts with NYACH, CHCA learned about the Customized Training program …




Student Profile: Hamelin Merejo

2015 Summer Newsletter, Student Spotlight

Hamelin Merejo, 26 years old, worked at the Institute for Family Health at the Walton location in the Bronx as a patient service representative for five years before entering the Medical Assistant Training Program at Lehman College.  Previous to that, she worked at a clothing store.  After completing the training she was upgraded to the …