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News, Notes and Events

Visit this page often to stay apprised of current news and events. Use our submission form to suggest news or events for inclusion on the Multiple Systems Navigator.



RoadMap to Better Services from Doctors, Schools, Insurers and Agencies

Free Workshop - Lunch Provided

Parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents, educators, and all other provider staff who care for children with ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar and other behavioral or developmental disorders are invited to participate in this free workshop.

This lively, interactive class is full of practical strategies, taught by parents who share many of the same challenges you face!

Location: OCDMH, Melville Room, 30 Harriman Drive, Goshen, NY 10924
Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm



Call for Nominations

Justice Center 2017 Code of Conduct Recognition

The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs is seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual Justice Center Code of Conduct awards to recognize staff who have shown, dedication, respect and protected the people they serve from harm. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2017. The award will be presented in September.

View the Call for Nominations



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NYS Council on Children & Families 2017 Webinar Series

The NYS Council on Children and Families is hosting the following three upcoming webinars:

  • The Every Student Present website has been modified to include more comprehensive information and tools for parents and educators.
  • The Kids' Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) team will present a webinar on new data tools and planning resources. These tools include:
    • A Look at Mass Incarceration and Re-entry in Our Communities
    • Education by the Numbers - Fact Sheets for each NY Congressional District 
    • The Mental, Emotional, Behavioral (MEB) health planning indicators for your county
    • Home Visiting Program Capacity Map Demographic Data for Different Boundaries (political and municipal)
Location: Webinars
Date: June 1, 2017
Time: Varies Dates and Times



Disability Playlists - Resources and Tool Kits

Download PDF Playlists to Support Individuals with Disabilities

High-quality service to individuals with disabilities is a critical goal of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) partners and practitioners. You may obtain a wealth of technical assistance resources to help you reach that goal with these ten playlists.




Children's SPA/HCBS Provider Designation Update

New York State remains committed to the Children's Medicaid Redesign. The anticipated timeline for full implementation of the design runs through January 2019, including Voluntary Foster Care Agency (VFCA) transition in January 2019, which is dependent upon the timeframes for acquiring necessary federal approvals for the two submitted State Plan Amendments (SPAs) and the pending submission of the 1115 Waiver. The anticipated implementation dates will need to be modified accordingly based on the timing of approvals and the review of incoming Federal Administration priorities and processes.  Please note that federal approval of the SPAs and the 1115 Waiver continue to be linked, wherein, while federal approvals may occur at varying times, the implementation of the new SPA services and transition to Medicaid managed care will take place concurrently.

Therefore, given the uncertain timeframes, providers interested in applying for SPA/HCBS provider designation to provide the proposed services under the redesign should be aware that the April 1 deadline for applications is being lifted and a new due date will be assigned when the State has more clarity on the likely federal approval timing. The State will continue to provide updates as it receives more information and greater understanding of federal priorities.



New York Health Reform Watch

Stay Informed

The health care landscape is changing rapidly in 2017. As Congress sets out to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the implications for health care across the country and here in New York State could be profound. 

NYSHealth is pleased to unveil a new resource, New York Health Reform Watch, to keep you informed on a regular basis. It features analyses and resources about health reform efforts and their potential impact on our State. Check out this one-stop shop to keep track of the latest developments at the State and national levels. 



RFP - Building Healthy Communities

The NYS Health Foundation's (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority area of Building Healthy Communities. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at conferences and other convenings in New York and nationally. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so.

Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to building healthy communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2017.

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