"Public health is purchasable. Within natural limitations, a community can determine its own death rate."
- Hermann M. Biggs, NYC Department of Health, 1914
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY), on behalf of the New Yok City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), is seeking an appropriately qualified optometric provider to participate in a pilot program managed by the DOHMH Office of School Health Vision Program (OSH). The chosen vendor(s) will be required to provide optometric examinations and glasses to a select population of 7th and 10th graders over the course of the 2016 to 2017 school year.
The Questions & Answers period is now CLOSED. Please see link to answers along with their questions that were sent during the Q&A period. Thanks to all those who submitted questions!
Applications are due by Thursday, June 30th, at 11:59pm EST. Please see attached RFP for contact information.
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking proposals from organizations interested in becoming TCNY Planning Partners. Each TCNY Planning Partner will receive up to $50,000 to lead a community health planning process from July to December 2016 in a neighborhood or district where residents are at high risk of poor health outcomes. Specifically, funded partners will work with local stakeholders to identify strategies to improve community health and develop a plan of action for advancing 1-2 strategies.
At least one TCNY Planning Partner will be selected in every borough; no two organizations will be funded to work in the same neighborhood. Up to ten organizations will be selected. Organizations serving the following communities are strongly encouraged to apply: Jamaica (Queens), Far Rockaway (Queens), Williamsbridge (Bronx), Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Coney Island (Brooklyn), Washington Heights/Inwood (Manhattan), Stapleton (Staten Island).
The 5-month scope of work for the TCNY Planning Partners will include the following:
• Convene community members and stakeholders to review local health data and select a key objective for the focus of the action plan
• Research local assets and opportunities to promote health, and identify resources that could be utilized to support a local action plan
• Develop and document a plan of action for advancing 1-2 interventions with community consensus
Interested applicants will find further information using the following links:
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is seeking a Technical Assistance Provider to assist community organizations as they develop action plans to advance Take Care New York 2020 (TCNY 2020).
DOHMH is undertaking a multi-phase community engagement process for TCNY 2020, with the aim of mobilizing community members and partners to advocate for and/or implement interventions that will help the city achieve the health targets outlined in TCNY 2020. DOHMH recently completed the first phase of the community engagement process, during which the agency held Community Consultations in dozens of neighborhoods across the five boroughs. During the second phase of the community engagement process, subcontracts will be released to community organizations (“TCNY Planning Partners”) to plan for action around the top health issues identified during the first phase. The RFP for TCNY Planning Partners will be released at a later date.
The scope of work for the Technical Assistance Provider may include the following:
The Technical Assistance Provider will receive up to $150,000 for a 9-month scope of work.
Interested applicants may apply here:
The Fund for Public Health in New York (FPHNY) and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s East & Central Harlem District Public Health Office (DPHO) invites organizations located in East Harlem to apply for community activation grants that promote the building of a healthy neighborhood. The grants are designed to fund the implementation of programs and projects that improve the East Harlem community based on the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that affect a wide range of health outcomes and wellbeing. They include everything from access to healthy food, to housing conditions, to sidewalks and public transportation, and everything in between.
The DPHO is committed to the healthy development of East Harlem and as such looking to fund CBO’s with innovative project ideas and the capacity to quickly and effectively plan and implement them. We seek to award a total of $275,000 in June 2016: ten (10) $25,000-$50,000 community activation grants. Grant awards will be made through a community-driven approach that builds on the extensive participation and input of thousands of East Harlem residents through the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan (EHNP) process.
We encourage East Harlem CBOs that do not traditionally work or see themselves as working on public health issues to apply. The four focus areas of this grant include:
• Increase access to affordable, healthy food
• Improve the built environment
• Link residents to services that support lifestyle changes
• Bolster economic opportunity
We are particularly interested in funding those projects that impact one or more of the four focus areas and:
• Expressly build on/are related to EHNP recommendations;
• Are proposed by cross-sector collaborative teams or new partnerships;
• Respond directly to demonstrated community needs;
• Are “shovel ready” – efficiently and effectively implementable (grant funds must be used by May 30, 2017.
We encourage all CBOs interested in learning more about the Community Activation Funding application to attend the upcoming information session on Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 3-5pm at the District Public Health Office: 161-169 E 110 Street, New York, NY 10029. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the grant and how to potentially partner with other CBOs in the area.
Those interested should RSVP by Monday April 25th 5pm. Please see attached RFP for contact information.
The Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc., on behalf of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), is inviting software vendors to submit information about their systems in the area of Electronic Health Records (EHR) for the Behavioral Health field. Potential users of these solutions will be Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) providers who are serving patients within the Medicaid Health Home Service Model. Interested parties may obtain the full RFI and submission requirements at :
BHIT HCBS Technical Specs and Additional Documentation
The following documentation has been approved by the New York State Department of Health and the Office of Mental Health for organizations designated as Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Providers for the State of New York
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Key document approved by NYS Department of Health that specifies all technical specs required for Case Documentation and Billing of HCBS Services. Includes Business workflows, Case Documentation and Billing Specifications
Approved form from NY State Dept. of Health to be sent from the HCBS Providers to the MCOs requesting approval of services
CMS approved codes, modifiers and fees for HCBS Services. Updated by January 29th, 2016 (MS Excel and PDF format)
Document prepared by New York State, Department of Health about Security Parameters. Software vendors need to answer how their systems address these Security Parameters
Summary of common questions and answers about the Adult BH HCBS Technical Specs v3.3
Complete description of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) approved by CMS as Medicaid billable. Includes all information about services, provider qualifications and credentials, consumer eligibility criteria, service requirements, limitations and exclusions, clustering of services and allowed modes of delivery. Updated version by April 20th 2016
Manual that details claiming requirements necessary to ensure proper behavioral health claim submission with respect to Mainstream Medicaid Managed Care Plans (MMCs) and Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs). It applies only to behavioral health services that can be billed under Medicaid fee-for-service rate codes by OMH-licensed or OASAS-certified programs and to the HCBS services that will be delivered by OMH and OASAS “designated” providers
Spreadsheet with detailed specs for Case Documentation and Billing for HCBS Services