On March 2, 2020, community, homeless and migrant health center advocates – board members, staff, and patients – from across New York State will travel to Albany to meet with legislators and tell them how much their communities depend on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) for high quality, affordable primary care services. Register here. If you are registering a group from your organization you can download a bulk registration form here.
Morning Program-March 2, 2020
This year's program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run until 11:00 a.m., after 11:30 a.m. attendees will meet with their Assembly members and Senators. Please note that attendees are responsible for making their own appointments with Assembly members and Senators. A light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided.
Dorothy Kartashevich Consumer Award
Each year, CHCANYS honors Community Health Care Champions who are working to ensure access to high quality health care for all. We will honor an outstanding consumer board member during our Annual Meeting Dinner on Sunday, March 1 at the Hilton Hotel in Albany.
CHCANYS invites you to submit your nominations by February 14. Award information and criteria are as follows:
This award will be given to a consumer board member who, for at least three years, has worked tirelessly on his or her center's behalf. This award recognizes that the backbone of the community health movement are the consumer-run boards that guide individual FQHCs.
Nominate someone here. Nominations due February 14, 2020.
Appoint an Advocacy Coordinator
We are having a shortened program this year, and will distribute materials at a meeting on Sunday, March 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the CHCANYS Albany office. Each health center should have one advocacy coordinator present at the Sunday night meeting to gather materials for their group. Please let Hannah Woodman, our Advocacy & Outreach Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), know who your center's advocacy coordinator will be if you haven't identified one yet, or if your coordinator has changed.
Time: Sunday, March 1 @ 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: CHCANYS Albany Office: 90 State Street, Suite 600, Albany, NY 12207
Advocacy Day Prep Call
When: Wednesday, February 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
We will go over logistics for Sunday and Monday and talking points. Register in advance here.