2019 Advanced Training Initiative (ATI)

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The DOH is preparing to announce the list of SNFs who have met the 2019 ATI staff retention criteria. 

DOH will send a notice to those individual SNFs who qualify. They will then ask each to complete a survey monkey application to select educational program(s) you will provide to your staff during the ATI timeframe. 

NYSHFA and the FQC will be providing a robust list of educational programs that have been approved by DOH. Here are our program topics:

  • Geriatric Nursing Assistant Career Development Program (GNACD)
  • Consistent Assignment (AHCA Tools/Resources)
  • OASIS: Behavior management Training
  • Palliative / End of Life Training for Caregivers (One Day Train-the-Trainer)
  • Cultivating Resident Engagement and Interaction Skills to Enhance Customer Satisfaction
  • Enhancing Meaningful and Purposeful Living for Residents
  • Improving Staff Retention by Cultivating Satisfaction in the Workplace
  • Resident Care Assistant Program: How to Develop and Implement
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program for CNAs
  • Paid Feeding Assistant Program and its Implementation
  • Sepsis Prevention 

FQC will provide additional comprehensive information about the programs/cost/schedules once the DOH program is formally announced. 


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15