Project Title

Consumer Empowerment Conference Scholarship

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Date Awarded

August 16, 2019


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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 Building Healthy Communities 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 Communities, 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 2019, NYHealth awarded the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) a grant to participate in this initiative as part of its efforts to empower consumers.

Under this grant, NYAPRS sponsored two consumer registrants to attend its conference at no cost. Geared toward broadening health care consumers’ knowledge, this conference featured keynote presentations and workshops addressing consumer empowerment and advocacy issues. Attending this conference provided participants with the latest information about current and upcoming health care trends, ultimately empowering them to better understand health care services and generate new approaches and public policy initiatives.

View a complete list of conference participation grantees.