From Ideas to Action: NY Chapter Resolution Becomes Official ACP Position Paper

On April 19, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a position paper from ACP's Ryan A. Crowley, entitled "Climate Change and Health: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicans." An excerpt:

"Addressing climate change could have substantial benefits to human health. In this position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that physicians and the broader health care community throughout the world engage in environmentally sustainable practices that reduce carbon emissions; support efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change; and educate the public, their colleagues, their community, and lawmakers about the health risks posed by climate change. Tackling climate change is an opportunity to dramatically improve health and avert dire environmental outcomes, and ACP believes that physicians can play a role in achieving this goal."

This is the power of the Chapter resolution process. The call for an ACP position paper started as a NY Chapter resolution in 2014. It then passed through the Board of Regents, and now this policy paper has been created!

Resolutions can effect real change. Any resolution can be submitted online through the Chapter's Resolution Portal.


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NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting

June 4, 2016 

8:00 am-5:00 pm
Westchester Hilton Hotel
699 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY  10573

Earn up to a maximum of  7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and 30 ABIM MOC Points!

Program to Include:

  • Exciting and Timely Plenary Topics
  • Multiple Breakout Sessions
  • 3 ABIM MOC Sessions
  • Resident & Medical Student Poster Competition

Details & Agenda
Register Online

Overnight accommodations

Practice Management

The Mental Health Service Corps: New Initiative Aims to Close Gaps in Behavioral Health to Support Primary Care Practices

If your practice is in New York City - behavioral health support is available to your practice at no cost!

Funded by the NYC Department of Health (DOH), the Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC) is an initiative to close the gaps in behavioral health services and facilitate the integration of behavioral health services into primary care. Primary care practices, substance use programs, and mental health clinics in high-need communities throughout the New York City (the five burroughs) can receive full-time fully-funded masters or doctoral-level clinicians and physicians to support their practice.

To be eligible to receive a Corps member, a primary care practice must have:

  • Clinical leaders at the site dedicated to collaborative care
  • Exam room with table and chairs for Corps members and patients
  • Electronic Health Record access for Corps members
  • Panel size of at least 1,500 unique patients per site
  • Be located in high-need area and/or serve a high percentage of medically underserved population
  • Be willing to participate in site trainings offered by MHSC program to facilitate integration of Corps member services

You can also access this FAQ about the Medical Service Corps.

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2016 Annual NYACP Legislative Day in Albany: A Recap

On Monday, April 11, 2016, the New York Chapter ACP held its Annual Legislative Day in Albany with physician members who participated in briefings and legislator appointments throughout the day. 

Group visits were held with high ranking staff from the Governor’s office and the Department of Health as well as with Senator Kemp Hannon (R), Chair of the Senate Health Committee, and Monica Miller, Senior Legislative Associate, from Assemblyman Richard Gottfried’s (D) office (Mr. Gottfried is Chair of the Assembly Health Committee).  Individual legislator appointments during the afternoon allowed physician attendees an opportunity to meet with their own elected NYS representatives. 


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Additional News:

National Drug Prescription Take-back Day is April 30

Residents:Updated Career Link Job placement ad info!

Updated District Meeting Schedule


Risk Management
"Tip of the Month"

Media Reports Growing Concerns Over
New York's Medical Malpractice Market

Dealing with Patients Who Have Compromised Driving Ability

NYACP Legal Counsel:

Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody, LLP and the Chapter's Attorney provides members with support and direction through articles and answering questions relevant to general practice. Now named “Law Firm of the Year” in Health Care Law by U.S. News and World Report!

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