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Founded in 1951, the purpose of Nursing Students’ Association of New York State (NSANYS) is to aid in the transition from undergraduate student nurses to the professional world. Our goal is to help mold the future of nursing by first developing accountable, responsible and motivated leaders; only through involvement can we create change…and this change can start with you.

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The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology is the independent board founded by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL). It was formed in 1955 as an independent certification organization dedicated to improving the quality of dental laboratory technology through voluntary testing and certification of dental laboratories and technicians.

Today the NBC has over 6,500 active Certified Dental Technicians (CDT), 200 active Certified Dental Laboratories (CDL), and 350 Recognized Graduates (RG).

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**Mission The Community Health Worker Network of NYC exists to advance the Community Health Worker (CHW) practice through education, advocacy, and research, while preserving the identity and character of CHWs.**

**About the Network**

– The Community Health Worker Network of NYC is the only independent professional association of community health workers in New York City.
– The Network is a partner in the New York State Community Health Worker Association.
– The Network represents over 500 members from over 250 organizations.
– The Network is committed to the development of our practice and the principle of self-determination.
– The Network is nationally and internationally recognized as a CHW training center in both core competencies and health-related specialties.
– The Network helps organizations recruit, assess, train, and support CHWs to maximize the CHW contribution to their organization’s mission.
– The Network provides organizational development training for managers and executives with an interest in improving their internal operations and their customer service acumen.
– The Network promotes dialogue among members so they may develop a collective voice to inform policy relevant to their practice and share experiences, concerns, challenges, and successes.
– The Network holds meetings every other month and are open to all interested parties. Find information on meeting dates, times, and location at “Get Connected.”

**The Network advocates for:**

– Recognition of CHWs as agents of change that function within the context of social justice.

– Integration of CHWs into health and social service systems

– CHW voice in policy and practice issues

– CHW training in core competencies and health-related specialties

– Stable financing mechanisms for CHW services for improved career ladder, market, and wages

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NPNY — WHO WE ARE:

Nurse Practitioners of New York (NPNY) was founded in 2000 by a group of Nurse Practitioners and advocates for accessible, affordable and quality health care.

NPNY — WHAT WE DO:

Support the contributions of Nurse Practitioners and promote our importance to the delivery of quality health care
Empower Nurse Practitioners via continuing education and professional networking
Advocate for Universal Health Care for all
Lobby for policies and legislation that ensure quality health care on the local, state and federal level

NPNY- WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?

Get FREE CE credits at our monthly meetings — 2 CEs per month; earn up to 24 CEs per year!
Network with colleagues at our monthly programs and through social media
Access to additional clinical and professional perks via social media
Work with colleagues on a committee for professional growth and participate in building the organization
Find a mentor- for NP students and experienced professional in search of support
Gain experience lobbying for state and local legislation with the support of experienced colleagues
Free subscription to “The Advocate,” the NPNY Newsletter
*NPNY uses LinkedIn, a professional networking website, for important updates, program/event announcements, to share electronic copies of CE program handouts, job postings, and other information available exclusively to NPNY members

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The NPA was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization under the name The Nurse Practitioner Association, Inc. Since 1980, The NPA has grown financially, programmatically and increased the visibility and credibility of nurse practitioners within the healthcare community, at both the national and state levels of government, and with consumers throughout New York.

Our mission is to promote high standards of healthcare delivery through the empowerment of nurse practitioners and the profession throughout New York State.

Our vision is New Yorkers deserve access to nurse practitioners who are free to practice without unnecessary barriers. Nurse practitioners are committed to providing quality care as integral members of a collegial healthcare community.

The NPA values are: commitment to excellence and serving the public good; respect for the worth and dignity of individuals; organizational and professional accountability; respect for pluralism and diversity of opinion and contribution; mutually beneficial outcomes for members and for society; flexibility in adapting and adjusting to change; and, encouragement of growth, continuous learning and discovery.

The New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Inc. (d/b/a) The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) is a New York not for profit corporation. The NPA has received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Under the Internal Revenue Code, The NPA may endorse political candidates and advocate for positions on public policy issues that affect the nurse practitioner profession in New York. The NPA advises its members that 25% of their individual membership dues are spent on lobbying expenses and that this amount is not tax deductible as a business expense on the member’s individual or business tax return.

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The Association for Healthcare Administrative Professionals is the premier organization for healthcare professionals dedicated to those who support our nation’s top healthcare leaders.

As a dynamic and growing organization, AHCAP provides leadership opportunities through work on various committees and groups. Members involved in leadership positions report that they can immediately apply what they’ve learned on the committees to their own careers. Learn more about becoming involved in one of the committees.

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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA’s more than 71,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

Quality information is essential to all aspects of today’s healthcare system. Health information management (HIM) is the body of knowledge and practice that ensures the availability of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical health-related decision making for multiple purposes across diverse organizations, settings, and disciplines.

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The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands of frontline nurses. We are New York’s largest union and professional association for registered nurses.

Our staff works with our members to meet their needs through representation in the workplace, advocacy in the halls of government, and provision of quality continuing education and practice standards.

**MISSION**
Support and enhance the practice of the registered professional nurse and improve the public’s health by providing leadership in changing the healthcare environment.

**VISION**
Nursing is evolving, innovative, accessible and reflects society’s diversity. Registered professional nurses are recognized as essential providers of healthcare services and the primary advocate for the public. Nurses understand the value of collective power and actively engage in organizations that promote nursing — practice and community involvement.

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The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. We are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards.

AAAHC currently accredits more than 5,000 organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings including ambulatory surgery centers, community health centers, medical and dental group practices, medical home practices, and managed care organizations, as well as Indian and student health centers, among others. We are also the official accrediting organization for the US Air Force and the US Coast Guard. With a single focus on the ambulatory care community, AAAHC offers organizations a cost-effective, flexible, and collaborative approach to accreditation.

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Welcome to the website of the Westchester County Medical Society (WCMS), of New York, the leading advocate for all Westchester physicians and the patients they serve.

Since 1797, the WCMS has dedicated itself to “improvements in the healing arts as well as the general good of mankind.” Specifically, the Society is committed to:

– The advancement of medical science in Westchester County.
– The improvement of the quality of medical service among the practitioners and hospitals of the County.
– The protection and improvement of the public health.
– The establishment and enforcement of the highest standards of medical competency and character among the physicians of the County.
– The proper and ethical education of the public in matters of medicine and public health.
– The promotion and protection of the rightful and desirable interests of the medical profession, individually and collectively, in Westchester County in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

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The mission of the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association shall be to advance, encourage and improve the profession of athletic training (AT) by developing the common interests of its membership for the purpose of enhancing the quality of health care for the physically active in New York State.

NYSATA wants to become your go-to resource for sport-related health and safety information, planning, and assistance! Please visit our Public Resources pages for more information about Athletic Training (AT) and Concussion Management. A substantial list of additional Links and Handouts on sport-related injuries/illnesses, health and safety recommendations, and NYSATA’s professional affiliations are also provided for your information and convenience. For the latest on how NYSATA and ATs are making an impact, check out our ‘Press Releases’ and ‘ATs in the News’.

Other areas of information provided for your convenience include: AT Education and Credentialing/ Certifications , Governmental Affairs , Committee Contacts , NYS Regional Representatives , Membership , and Public outreach in NYS. See how a certified athletic trainer (AT) can be of service to you or your children – as ‘Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer’ and ‘Not All Athletes Wear Jerseys’!

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NYSSA is a medical specialty society, dedicated to providing continuing medical education to its members and advancing the practice of anesthesiology. We are a component society of The American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc. (ASA). To be eligible for membership, your principal professional activity must be in New York State.

By becoming an NYSSA member, you join a community of approximately 3,000+ New York State anesthesiologists and more than 35,000 anesthesiologists nationwide. They advocate on behalf of both patients and physicians in formulating standards and guidelines, to advance the practice of anesthesiology. Together, NYSSA members provide a powerful and effective voice for our specialty, both in New York State and nationally.

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**Who We Are**

The New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit, voluntary professional association uniting 3 of every 4 doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM’s) in New York State. NYSPMA is the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association (www.apma.org) and its affiliated national network of certifying boards and professional colleges. Established in 1895, we were the first organization of its kind in America.

We’re a non-profit organization representing 1,200 doctors of podiatric medicine in the Empire State. We are also the largest statewide component of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

NYSPMA members adhere to a code of strict ethical standards and participate in numerous programs to benefit patients, the podiatric profession and the general public. When you select a podiatrist who is a member of the NYSPMA, you can be sure you’ve chosen one of the profession’s premier practitioners. Your feet will be in the best of hands.

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The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is the premier professional organization in healthcare administrative management. Your one-stop resource center for information, education and advocacy in the areas of reimbursement, admitting and registration, data management, medical records, patient relations and so much more.

AAHAM was founded in 1968 as the American Guild of Patient Account Management. Initially formed to serve the interests of hospital patient account managers, AAHAM has evolved into a national membership association that represents a broad-based constituency of healthcare professionals.

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The mission of the New York State Ophthalmological Society is to associate and affiliate into one organization all reputable Doctors of Medicine and Osteopathy licensed to practice in the State of New York and engaged in the practice of Ophthalmology to:

– Promote the preservation of vision and the prevention of blindness by educating the public concerning the eye, its dysfunction and diseases;
– Promote the effective utilization of the scientific knowledge and medical capabilities of ophthalmology together with those of other related branches of medicine for the benefit of the public;
– Make studies, reports and recommendations on any matter in question involving the socioeconomic interest of ophthalmologists and to present such studies, reports and recommendations together with resolutions and opinions of its members to any person, body or agency, governmental or private, whose action or decisions may affect the interests of physicians or the practice of ophthalmology;
– Collaborate with medical specialty associations and organizations in addressing issues and concerns that affect the overall practice of medicine and ophthalmology;
– Disseminate information concerning the practice of ophthalmology and to inform and educate practitioners of general medicine, other medical specialties, residents, interns and medical students as to the unique scientific and medical capabilities of ophthalmology; and
– Initiate, coordinate and promote meetings of educational and academic interest to ophthalmologists, their staffs, and the general public.

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