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Representation Matters at 2018 Advocacy Day in the State Capitol

A group of leaders from Hudson Headwaters and ATRIA 340B by Hudson Headwaters had a chance to meet with our state elected officials during Advocacy Day held Monday, March 5 in Albany, NY. The event is organized by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) and brings together Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) from across New York State. Among the representatives were Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Billy Jones, Assemblyman Dan Stec, and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner. This meeting served as an opportunity for our network to provide an update on our FQHC in the changing healthcare landscape.

Hudson Headwaters takes pride in the continuous effort to provide a better patient experience while providing opportunities within the communities we serve. The major areas of conversation included current facility investments, additional services, educational programs, and legislative action.  Our investment in our patients include upgrades to the physical space of our health centers, and partnerships that help us provide a wider range of services. Among the programs and services discussed were: cardiology, endocrinology, maternal fetal health, Hepatitis C, behavioral health, opioid addiction treatment, and teaching and recruitment of future health care providers.

The challenge of leading pioneering efforts and anticipating changes is met by Hudson Headwaters’ constant representation and participation in influential discussions with our government leaders.