Happy PRIDE month from the NYSANA DEI Committee!

Throughout the month of June, we are engaging in important conversations about the healthcare our CRNAs provide to our LGBTQ+ community! We started with an interview with Jake Forrester, MS, CRNA to learn more about his experience and initiatives.

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Support CRNAs by Writing to Your Legislator

While we have great turnout for the in-person Advocacy Day, we want to ensure that everyone has the chance to participate. Even if you aren't with us in Albany, you can still let your legislators know you support NYSANA's legislative agenda. Simply fill in your information at the button below and our pre-written letter will be sent to your legislators.

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Research on Transgender Patient Care

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week 2024, November 13 – 19, Columbia graduate Carolina Meza Saenz offers her research on “Perioperative Considerations for Transgender Patients on Hormone Therapy.”

View the research here


Making a difference in healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ Community

The intersections of the queer community and healthcare highlight a history of disparity based on gender expression and sexual orientation that has been rooted in implicit bias, institutional barriers, and a lack of training in regard to specific community needs. This disparity manifests as decreased access to healthcare, increased prevalence of preventable medical conditions, and increased morbidity and mortality related to mental health when compared to the general population.  

Learn more and start a conversation

NYSANA OP-ED in New York Daily News

Thank you to Elyse Gallo, Michael Thamsen and Sean McGarry for submitting this opinion piece to the New York Daily News, discussing CRNAs practicing at the top of their license as a viable solution to New York's rural healthcare crisis. 

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Ballot is Open for 2024-2025 Board of Directors

The NYSANA nominating committee is proud to announce the candidates for election to the NYSANA Board of Directors. The election period will commence July 1, 2024 and conclude on July 17, 2024.

Vote here

Newsletters & Membership Updates

Stay informed on the work of NYSANA's volunteer board and committees, including key dates, events and opportunities to support and advance the profession.

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Mark Blazey's Testimony on the Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Mark Blazey recently testified to the five New York State Assembly committees examining the status of the healthcare workforce shortage in New York State.  

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Mark Blazey's Times Union Letter

Read President Mark Blazey's etter to the editor of the Times Union regarding Officials say updates N.Y. Health infrastructure in Danger, Dec 5, 2023. This letter was publised on December 25, 2023. 

 Read the Letter

Spectrum News Covers Fight for Title

Watch the story which aired June 3, 2023

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