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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.



Free Accredited Training for Health Care Providers

Health Equity for People with Disabilities

Provider Training to Reduce Disparities

The New York State Disability and Health Program, in partnership with nine other state Disability and Health Programs, is pleased to sponsor two free online trainings for health care providers:

  • Responsive Practice: Accessible and Adaptive Communication
  • Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care and Screening to Individuals with Disabilities

Upon completion of these trainings, doctors, nurses and pharmacists can earn 0.5 and 1.0 Continuing Education Credits, respectively.




Join Our Team!

We Are Hiring!

Families Together in New York State (FTNYS), in partnership with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), is seeking to employ Family Policy Advisors at the state level to assist OCFS in developing policies and procedures that promote the voice of parents throughout the child welfare system.

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Information on applying for SNAP, WIC, and other resources

For Staff Who Work With Pregnant Women or People Living With Children

Under The Age of Five

We need to hear from them.

We need your help to encourage them to participate in a short survey.

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 SNAP News and Updates

August 2022

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Back-to-School Nutrition:

Resource Refresher for the 2022-23 School Year

As you prepare for the school year, the following resources and strategies can help you navigate the return to standard operations, communicate with families, and improve the reach of your programs.

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Have you or your family lost income recently?

You may be eligible for programs that help you get the food you need.

Get information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19 outbreak, and learn how Hunger Solutions can help.

Community partners: For the 2.2 million people living in NYS households who struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and meal sites are impacted, additional families may lose access to the programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates on the operation of federal nutrition assistance programs that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.

Hunger Solutions works to promote and maximize participation in key federal nutrition assistance programs.

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