New York State Action Coalition

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Guilderland, New York 12084

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A Profile of New York State Nurse Practitioners

The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) has released a report depicting the demographics, education preparation and practice settings of Nurse Practitioners in New York. Click here to view the report.

Please take survey about nurses on boards!!

A key recommendation of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, is for the nursing profession to “produce leaders throughout the health care system, from bedside to boardroom, who can serve as full partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions.

”Boards are defined as “entities and positions that have strategic influence to improve the health of communities and the nation. These include corporate/industry boards, insurance company boards, hospital or health system boards, philanthropic boards, advisory boards, commissions, task forces, leadership-appointed boards (positions appointed by the President, governor, mayor, or state legislature), citizen-elected boards (i.e. school boards), and non-profit/non-nursing boards.”

Please take 5 minutes to complete this brief survey for the NYS Action Coalition and share it with your nursing colleagues.
The purpose of this survey is to:
1. Gather regional information about the presence of nurses on boards currently
2. Identify areas in need of nurse succession planning
3. Identify potential regional opportunities for nurses on boards
4. Identify the global challenges associated with participation on boards

Thank you for your assistance with this project.

Nursing Summit 2015

Catskill Hudson AHEC Presents:

“The Role of the Nurse in Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Progressing Toward Achieving the Triple Aim”

October 22, 2015 at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Library, Hyde Park, NY

The Delivery System Reform Incentive Project (DSRIP) is the main mechanism by which New York State will implement changes to the delivery of healthcare. A major goal of this Medicaid reform project is in decreasing preventable hospitalizations by 25% over time as well as reducing Medicaid spending through various mechanisms. To achieve healthcare reform of this magnitude institutions have developed and implemented strategies toward achieving the “Triple Aim.” These strategies are geared toward improving overall health in a defined patient population; improving the patient care experience and outcomes (e.g. quality, access, reliability, etc.); and decreasing or containing the cost of per capita care.
The purpose of this program is to provide an educational forum to discuss various changes in healthcare delivery as a result of DSRIP toward achieving the Triple Aim; emerging roles in nursing leadership and practice, new technologies to enhance healthcare delivery; and the importance of continued nursing involvement toward the improvement of healthcare and patient care outcomes.

The intended audience for this program are nurses in leadership, education and practice, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals interested in topics related to the progression of Triple Aim on healthcare delivery and the implications this will have on the nursing profession.
Additional program details are currently being developed and will be distributed by email as soon as available. If you would like to be contacted at this time or have any questions, please call our staff at (845) 883-7260 or to be added to our email list.

Grant to support NP residency

University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine received a five-year $1.65 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Read more about this important program:

New York State’s Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act is here!

We have recently learned of these two significant appointments which bode very well for our beloved profession and health care:

Barbara Zittel – appointed to the 15 member Steering Committee of ANA’s Professional Issues Panel Barriers to RN Scope of Practice. The Steering Committee will identify and clarify barriers to RNs practicing to the full extent of their education, experience and scope of practice (as set down by the relevant Nurse Practice Act) and guide the development of resources to address these barriers at institutional, state and federal levels. The Steering Committee will begin its deliberations in early January with a goal of completing its work in 6 to 9 months. We all know of Barbara’s extraordinary expertise and dedication. She will be a most valuable member of this Committee.

Sally Dreslin – appointed as Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Department of Health. Sally was previously a member of the New York State Nurses Association’s Governmental Affairs staff and, subsequently a member of Governor Cuomo’s staff. She is extremely knowledgeable and articulate about nursing’s pivotal role in health care and changes needed to enhance nursing’s role and contribution in health care. We are fortunate indeed that she is in this position.

Congratulations and thank you for your leadership, Barbara and Sally!

Nurses on Boards Coalition

Click here for the November 3 newsletter



Diana Mason & Katie Couric talk about the impact that nursing has in the transformation of the health care system.

Our Nurses week communication to our community.

 The focus of this communication was in regards to advancing nursing practice. Two of our leaders:

Dr. Diana Mason & Dr. Susan Apold tell us what advancing nursing practice means to our population & health care system.