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February 5, 2021 News Headlines

Blog post: New reports, pandemic show importance of protecting and investing in healthcare

HANYS’ 2021 economic and community benefit reports illustrate the incredible impact our hospitals and health systems have on the communities they serve — and our urgent need to support them.

Read our latest blog post to learn more about their contributions and continued need for federal relief funding.

Learn strategies to address vaccine hesitancy and mitigate health disparities in Feb. 9 webinar

It’s critical that we address vaccine hesitancy and mitigate minority health disparities as COVID-19 vaccination ramps up in New York.

Join us Feb. 9 for the latest in our health disparities series. Experts from The University at Albany, NewYork-Presbyterian, Upstate Medical University and NYC Health + Hospitals will acknowledge and address historical injustices and explore strategies for building trust and serving communities of color. Register now for this free session on Feb. 9. Contact: Kenya James

Opioid prescription mapping tool released

CMS launched interactive mapping tools that show geographic comparisons of opioid prescriptions filled within the United States. Medicare Part D data are available at the state, county and ZIP code level, and Medicaid data are available at the state level. Contact: Sarah DuVall

Opioid use disorder initiatives webinar series for hospitals launches

Extension for Community Health Outcomes, Colorado will hold a webinar series to provide hospitals with best practices for developing or advancing opioid use disorder-related initiatives.

Topics will cover alternatives to opioid programs in the emergency department and in medicine, and the screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment tool. Contact: Sarah DuVall

Board certification scholarships open to New York chaplains

Qualified chaplains are invited to apply for one of 30 full scholarships to pursue certification through the Spiritual Care Association. These scholarships are open to chaplains at all levels of training and who work in all settings. Applicants must live in New York to be eligible.

Apply online through March 8. Contact: Nicholas Henley