Making the Most of New Office Space
At the end of March, NYSHealth relocated to its new office at 1385 Broadway in New York City. The new, larger space has allowed the Foundation to host more onsite convenings, including the popular "Conversation With..." series and meetings with grantees, partners, and stakeholders from across the State.
The Foundation also hosted technical assistance trainings for grantees, covering topics such as evaluation and financial management, and made the space available to grantees and partners for their own meetings and trainings.
Key NYSHealth convenings in 2010 included conversations with:
Alan Aviles and Art Gianelli, who discussed the impact of Federal health reform on New York's hospital systems;
Commissioners Michael Hogan and Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, who shared their ideas about integrating primary care, mental health, and substance use services in a reformed health system;
Ann Albright of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who spoke about opportunities to prevent and manage diabetes; and
Peggy O'Kane, head of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, who discussed the role of patient-centered medical homes and other quality improvement approaches to enhance health care delivery.