Greetings from the President

Welcome to our new NYAAC website

As we launch our new look, the NYAAC membership is more committed to remaining connected and current with the dialogues and changes that will impact the ambulatory care environment. As the President of NYAAC, I believe that the membership can engage in learning and sharing from one another as we listen to federal, state, and local policy makers recognizing that there is a need for more ambulatory services and that investments and new models will transform our environments. As professionals in the field, we need to remain connected and have our voices heard so that the ambulatory care environment many of us have chosen for our career and current work will positive impact the communities we serve. I encourage you to share your thoughts and suggestions for programs and ideas that you think others in ambulatory care in the metropolitan New York area would be interested in listening and conversing about. As an organization that will be fifty years old in 2016, NYAAC leadership and membership are more committed to Share-Learn-Network with our colleagues in the field.

As health care transformation is underway and gaining traction, what is clear is that ambulatory care programs and the method of delivery will change. The programs and services we offer will need to be more integrated and coordinated. We will have increased technologies to support these initiatives. What is still not clear is which organizations will be ready and will succeed in the new health care environment. The language in our world has evolved to include:

  • Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Programs
  • Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)
  • Integrated systems of medical and behavioral health
  • Value based reimbursement
  • Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage changes
  • Workforce needs and supply

We, as professionals and leaders, in the ambulatory care world need to stay active and current. As an organization, NYAAC is committed to connecting to the changes, and pointing the way. Join us so that together, we can Share-Learn-Network to improve health care outcomes for the communities we all serve.

Please feel free to contact me through our website to find out more about NYAAC and how we can contribute with you to the dialogue on ambulatory care delivery in the future.

Thank you and looking forward to joining you and others in this conversation about change!

Anita Wilenkin, MA MPH
President – NYAAC