Project Title

Consumer Empowerment Conference Scholarship

Grant Amount


Priority Area


Date Awarded

August 25, 2021


Finger Lakes



In Progress



In a state as large as New York, a steady stream of smart, innovative work is coming from NYHealth grantees and non-grantees alike that is relevant to NYHealth’s priority areas of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives and Empowering Health Care Consumers and its focus area on Veterans’ Health.

These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at regional, statewide, and national conferences, meetings, and other convenings. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so. To address this issue, NYHealth is awarding grants through its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health Request for Proposals (RFP). Through this RFP, NYHealth is sponsoring low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to these areas. In 2021, NYHealth awarded Auburn Community Hospital a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to empower health care consumers.

Under this grant, Auburn Community Hospital will send a staff member to attend the 2021 Press Ganey National Client Conference. Conference participants will learn how to work more collaboratively and transparently with health care consumers in a patient-centered manner. By attending this conference, the staff member will network with leaders in health care and patient experience; learn best practices in empowering and educating patients; and create peer-to-peer relationships with colleagues in the field.

View a complete list of conference participation grantees.