The Institute Receives New York State Funding to Promote Practice Transformation in Health Centers

New York, NY (November 3, 2016) – The Institute for Family Health has been selected to train community health centers in New York City, Westchester and Rockland counties to implement the Advanced Primary Care (APC) model as part of the New York State Practice Transformation Technical Assistance Services program. The award is from the New York State Department of Health Office of Quality and Patient Safety and Health Research Inc., and seeks to improve the delivery of health care services throughout the region.

According to NYSDOH, “Funded contractors will … assist practices and providers to develop the systems and processes necessary to meet the goals of the “Triple Aim”: improving patients’ experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of care through achievement of APC-specific milestones and gates.”

The Institute plans to enroll 30-36 practices in the technical assistance program over the 31- month grant period. Each practice will endeavor to reach milestones associated with the APC model. The curriculum will include an introduction to APC; integrating health information technology into workflows; building practice capacity for patient centered care, population health, access to care and care coordination; and outcome-based payments.

“We are looking forward to extending our tradition of leadership, teaching and training to FQHC colleagues in the region. By training practices to improve their health care delivery processes with this model, we are exponentially improving access to quality health care for New Yorkers,” said Dr. Neil Calman, president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health.

Health centers interested in participating in the program can contact Maxine Golub at .