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2017 – 3

Began strategic planning process and CBO expansion.

2017 – 2

Formed individual borough leadership.


NYSDOH approved CTHE RFA proposal.

2016 – 5

CTHE submitted a proposal for state funding for CBO strategic planning. Our proposal is adopted by NYSDOH in crafting of RFA.

2016 – 4

Advocated to NYSDOH, the need for RFA to address CBO engagement in DSRIP.

2016 – 3

Successfully advocated for a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) hearing on DSRIP.

2016 – 2

Conducted workshops, forums, presentation to over 200 CBOs on DSRIP activities.


Conducted assessment of CBO’s experiences in DSRIP process.

2015 – 4

Formalized CTHE Coalition and development of formal structures.

2015 – 3

Developed advocacy goals, principles and an action plan to ensure meaningful engagement of CBOs.

2015 – 2

Small contingents of CBOs in Bronx and Brooklyn facing similar challenges in DSRIP decide to form citywide DSRIP workgroup with the goal of collective advocacy. This eventually becomes Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE).


Partner organizations worked with local CBOs to provide DSRIP educational forums in Brooklyn, Upper Manhattan, and the Bronx.

2014 – 2

Conducted forums to inform CBOs on the upcoming DSRIP program.


CBOs organized to ensure that people who are uninsured were included in the DSRIP projects. As a result, “Project 11” was created to put more funding in public hospitals which had right of first refusal to do “Project 11”. Public hospitals and other safety net providers ended up choosing the…Read More

2011 – 2

Organized over 30 CBOs to comment on all MRT and Medicare Waiver Application submissions.

2011 – 3

Successfully advocated for health disparities to address social determinants of health.

2011- 0

Monitored and engaged in advocacy around the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team process to ensure the needs of people who are uninsured are included and address the need for better engagement of CBOs.

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