Empowering Health Care Consumers Conference Scholarship
May 12, 2021
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 Pulse of NY a grant to participate in the virtual 2021 Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Congress as part of its efforts to empower health care consumers.
Under this grant, two staff members from Pulse of NY participated in the three-day virtual event. The online conference brought together medical professionals to learn about best practices for provider safer care for patients. This event helped the staff members increase knowledge, confidence, and expertise in improving patient safety and care. By participating in this online conference, the staff members learned the latest research and emerging topics on patient safety that will help strengthen the Pulse of NY’s organizational efforts.