Empowering Health Care Consumers Conference Scholarship
December 8, 2020
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 is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2020, NYSHealth awarded Pulse of NY a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to empower health care consumers.
Under this grant, two staff members of Pulse of NY participated in the virtual Institute for Health Care Improvement Forum 2020. Participants learned about board certified patient advocates through online presentations and workshops. The forum allowed for greater understanding of patient-centered care, as well as provided tools to enhance other organizations’ advocacy trainings, community presentations, and communications with health care professionals.