Nursing Home ETTA Session Materials Available; Application Deadline is April 25

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

We received the following information from HANYS regarding the recent nursing home ETTA educational sessions.

  • Materials from the recent nursing home ETTA educational sessions are available online.
  • The sessions focused on the Nursing Home Medical Director and Attending Physician Guidelines, which are designed to help nursing home leaders create a culture of accountability and shared responsibility; integrate medical practitioners into care planning, delivery, and evaluation process; and create a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • The deadline to apply to be an ETTA Facility is April 25; the ETTA Facility Program is a more focused and intensive opportunity to address individual facility circumstances and needs.


Nearly 200 medical directors, nursing home administrators, and directors of nursing attended the recent regional Medical Direction and Medical Care in Nursing Homes Education, Training, and Technical Assistance (ETTA) education sessions, Enhancing the Nursing Home Medical Director Guidelines and Quality Improvement Process.

The sessions provided an overview of the Guidelines, which were developed by the New York State Department of Health and New York Medical Directors Association in cooperation with a workgroup of stakeholders. The Guidelines are a set of specific actions, beliefs, and cultural practices for providing high-quality, person-directed medical care in nursing homes in New York State. 

The April 3 program was recorded and can be viewed using these links:

o    Part 1

o    Part 2

All program materials are available on the ETTA Web site.

These sessions launched the three-year ETTA project that provides nursing homes access to free, statewide education to assist in successfully integrating the Guidelines in their organizations.

ETTA Facility Program Application Deadline is April 25

A second level of the project is the ETTA Facility Program, which is a more focused and intensive opportunity to address individual facility circumstances and needs. The ETTA Facility Program provides a more structured and intense level of facility participation and commitment that, if followed and applied effectively, will better position the organization for successful implementation of the guidelines. The ETTA Facility Program is offered to 50 nursing homes. Interested facilities must submit an application for evaluation by Friday, April 25, and will be chosen by the ETTA administrator.


Contact our ETTA Co-Program Directors, Debbie LeBarron at or Rachel Hajos at with any questions or concerns.

  NYSHFA CONTACT: Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20