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Community Health Care Association of New York State, Inc. (CHCANYS)

  • Project Title: Improving Diabetes Care at New York State Community Health Centers - Phase 1
  • Priority Area: Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • Grant Amount: $252,577
  • Date Awarded: April 1, 2008
  • Region: New York City
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  • Grant Status: Complete


Diabetes prevalence in New York State has doubled since 1994 and is expected to grow; 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and 4.2 million have prediabetes. To address this crisis, the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) invested in a $35 million diabetes campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The New York State Diabetes Campaign focuses on improving clinical care and patient outcomes; mobilizing communities to prevent diabetes and support diabetes self-management; and promoting policies that sustain comprehensive and effective care for people with diabetes. To advance the Campaign’s clinical goals among community health centers, NYSHealth funded the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to provide its members with the technical assistance needed to improve the care and outcomes of their patients with diabetes.

Grantee: Community Health Care Association of New York State

Phase 1: 2008
Phase 2: 2009
Phase 3: 2010
Phase 4: 2011

Grant Amount:
Phase 1: $251,295
Phase 2: $164,948
Phase 3: $217,258
Phase 4: $201, 467

Grantee Website:

Grant ID: 11-00306

Outcomes and Lessons Learned:

  • Developed a survey to assess aspects of community health centers’ clinical care related to diabetes management.
  • Selected an initial set of community health centers that had a high probability of successfully improving their clinical practices to test and refine intervention models.
  • Worked with other clinical partners of the Campaign to launch initiatives aimed at improving diabetes care and outcomes among primary care providers and practices.
  • Created a diabetes advisory group to address recruitment challenges.
  • Provided resources to clinical staff and leadership of health centers on best practices in diabetes care and management.
  • Recruited and provided technical assistance to community health centers interested in pursuing the BTE or NCQA diabetes recognition program.


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