NYAPRS Note: As you well know, community-based providers are at the front-line of health care’s ‘triple aim.’ We deliver cost-effective services, serve as hubs of population health management, and maintain quality of life at all stages of life and for all forms of illness. To date, however, community providers have only been eligible for extremely limited, restrictive or peripheral state infrastructure investment opportunities.
Earlier this year, $675 million in HCTF investments were allocated to most hospitals and nursing homes. At the same time, critical investments are needed for community care, as well, to overcome a workforce crisis and best serve vulnerable populations with life-limiting chronic diseases, behavioral and physical health conditions and/or terminal illnesses and elder service needs!
Under the leadership of the NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, a coalition of advocates for community based organizations including NYAPRS has come together to push for legislation that will require the state to put aside at least 25% of infrastructure funds for these purposes. The Home Care Association (HCA) has created the following easy way to urge state legislators to support this measure.
Spread this message on via your lists and social media: the process takes less than 2 minutes.
Please act today!