TIME SENSITIVE: Thursday Call Cancelled & Workgroups Update

July 26, 2023

We are currently preparing to launch four new NYS Council Workgroups beginning next week.  As such, we are cancelling our Thursday morning call tomorrow morning (7/27).  Please use the time tomorrow morning to review the information below and (if you haven’t already done so) consider participating on one or more of the Workgroups.

Note:  All Workgroups will be one hour in duration and will directly inform our 2024-2025 NYS Council Budget and Legislative Priorities Agenda as well as future training and technical assistance opportunities for our members.  Meetings will begin and end on time and the intention is to be highly efficient.  We will meet via Zoom.  Links to meetings will be sent to all participants that previously signed up for a Workgroup/s on Monday morning, July 31.

Schedule of NYS Council Workgroups (some of these will become standing Workgroups):

  • Workforce:  Will meet on Wednesdays from 12-1 on August 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • Reimbursement Rates for Programs & Services across OMH & OASAS systems.  Will meet on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (the last date is optional in case we need a 5th meeting)
  • Reform of BH Medicaid managed care: Will meet on Mondays from 4-5 on August 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Regulatory Reform will meet on Thursdays from 12-1 on August 3, 10, 17 24

Here’s a list of NYS Council member agencies we have already heard from:

  • Jewish Board  (NYC)
  • Catholic Charities Brooklyn  & Queens  (NYC)
  • ARISE (Syracuse)
  • Equinox (Albany)
  • FLACRA (Finger Lakes)
  • Cazenovia Recovery (Western)
  • Bridging Access to Care  (NYC)
  • Access: Services for Living (Hudson)
  • Go Clarity (WNY)
  • Horizon Health (WNY)
  • AchieveBH (lower Hudson)
  • Ascend Mental Wellness (Warren Washington Counties)
  • MHA of Westchester
  • Human Development Services (Westchester)
  • Services for the Underserved (SUS) (NYC)
  • Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester)
  • Evergreen Health (WNY)
  • EPIC – (Long Island)
  • South Shore Child Guidance (Long Island)
  • The Guidance Center of Westchester
  • Westchester Jewish Community Services
  • Catholic Family and Community Services – (Rochester)
  • Family Services NY (Mid-Hudson)
  • Helio Health (Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton)
  • CN Guidance and Counseling Services (Long Island)
  • NorthPointe Council (WNY)YMCA (NYC)

If you would like to sign up for a workgroup, please send me an email with the name of the participant, email address, and which workgroup he/she would like to join.  Send to:  lauri@nyscouncil.org by Friday, 7/28 at noon.