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The Southern New York Association (SNYA) provides grant writing, coordination and oversight activities for member facilities, and has been the recipient of numerous grant opportunities that offer provider education and training to member facilities. Some of the funding opportunities are as follows:  

SNYA was awarded $70,000 in 2001-2003 by the New York Community Trust for a project entitled “Implementing Educational Interventions: Palliative Care and Skilled Nursing Facility Staff.” This project involved the development and implementation of a palliative care educational program to nursing home staff with a posttest design to test the effectiveness of the intervention on nursing home staff. This curriculum was taught to over 300 nursing home staff representing 40 facilities and the results of our research indicated statistically significant differences between pre and post test groups for certain modules of learning. Our results were presented at the national and state hospice and palliative care conferences in 2003 in workshop and poster sessions.  SNYA is currently working on an article for publication on the results of this grant. 

SNYA was also awarded a NYSDOH Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant for $603,000 for 2003-2005 to train, case manage and mentor TANF eligible individuals for entry into LPN nursing programs.SNYA developed a curriculum based on the LPN entrance exams that was taught to over 80 participants at five SNF locations. This grant provided funding for the education, training, case management of 60 LPN students, many of whom have successfully completed their education and are currently employed as LPN’s in SNYA facilities. SNYA also developed a NCLEX review course for TANF students, and has had a higher than average track record of students passing the NCLEX exam. 

SNYA in September of 2005 was awarded funding under the New York State Department of Health Dementia Grants Projects in cooperation with Daughters of Jacob Health Services for a project entitled: “Improving Quality of Life: Addressing Dementia and Challenging Behaviors” The project objective will be to develop an educational curriculum using a train the trainer model to provide nursing home staff education to address dementia and challenging behaviors in the resident population. A consortium of seventeen nursing homes in a proactive attempt to promote resident’s physical and emotional comfort and to prevent incidents of abuse, neglect or mistreatment will develop a train the trainer model for nursing home staff that will teach staff how to intervene and implement problem solving and appropriate behavior management strategies.

In 2007, SNYA was awarded up to $972,984 in funding for 2007-2009 under the New York State Department of Health Workforce Retraining Initiative to support an LPN training project in New York City and Long Island. Under this grant individuals interested in becoming Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will receive funding for educational expenses as well as technical instruction, support, and mentoring to prepare for entrance into nursing school and throughout the nursing school and nursing licensure process. After completion of this program, employment will be coordinated with the SNYA skilled nursing facilities. Applications to the program are open to non-unionized individuals who have had previous experience in health care and wish to become Licensed Practical Nurses. 

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