In the New York metropolitan region—where 180 languages are spoken and racial and ethnic diversity continues to grow—the changing needs of patients and longstanding racial and ethnic health disparities present enormous challenges for health care providers. GNYHA has established programs to help members attract and retain a diverse pool of health care executives and trustees, and in turn better serve a diverse patient population.
Federal, State, and local public health officials are all prioritizing efforts to increase the rates of exclusive breastfeeding. GNYHA
provides information on this public health priority.Read all
GNYHA’s Community & Public Health Forum brings together member hospitals to discuss policy issues and share best practices.
GNYHA keeps members apprised of NYS Prevention Agenda for the Healthiest State, activities and updates, hospital Community
Service Plan (CSP) requirements, and provides technical assistance and resources, including the GNYHA Prevention Agenda Toolkit for hospitals.Read all
GNYHA provides information and resources to assist in member hospitals efforts to combat obesity in the community, including
GNYHA’s Obesity Toolkit for hospitals.Read all
GNYHA members serve a vast array of patients and with different cultural norms and expectations. GNYHA
supports members by providing resources and best practices to assist in serving an increasingly diverse patient population and in the provision of culturally competent care.Read all
GNYHA provides best practice resources and best practices to assist members to serve the deaf and hard of hearing as well as
blind and visually-impaired patients.Read all
For more than 15 years, GNYHA has devoted significant resources to develop internship programs for both undergraduate
and graduate students pursuing careers in health services administration. The cornerstone of these educational efforts is GNYHA's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), a paid internship opportunity for students pursuing degrees in health care management. The three-month program, which is highly competitive and receives applications from students at colleges and universities around the nation, provides underrepresented minority students with experiences in health care administration. SEP internship students are matched with participating GNYHA member facilities and on-site preceptors who ensure that students have the opportunity to learn about the major issues, skills, and responsibilities involved in day-to-day management of health care facilities. The SEP is designed to promote racial and ethnic diversity in health care management.Read all
GNYHA provides best practice resources and best practices to assist members to serve the LGBT patient population.
There are over 180 languages spoken in communities served by GNYHA members. GNYHA provides resources, including best
practices, to assist it members to meet the needs of the LEP patient population.Read all
The US Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights issued a final rule to implement Section 1557 of the
Affordable Care Act. The rule entitled, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and requires providers to undertake certain activities, including the posting of notices.Read all
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