Empowering Health Care Consumers Conference Scholarship
September 7, 2017
In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYSHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYSHealth’s priority areas of Building Healthy Communities and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health.
These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. To address this issue, NYSHealth is awarding grants through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, NYSHealth sponsored low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2017, NYSHealth awarded the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to empower health care consumers.
With NYSHealth funding, NYAPRS waived the fee for its annual conference for two attendees who would otherwise been unable to attend. The conference focused on person-centered planning and self-directed care, with the goal of helping consumers effectively influence State policy.