Meaningful feedback is an important component of true collaboration, the driving principle of the CANS-NY tool and the CANS-NY Institute. As such, the CANS-NY Institute has an Impact Board which consists of  individuals with lived experience of care, leaders who support transformation across our State, and regulatory partners from the New York State Department of Health (DOH), New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS), the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the AIDS Institute (AI).

Board members are expected to:

CANS-NY Institute leadership provides monthly email updates to the Impact Board about Institute progress and findings. In May 2018, the Impact Board of the CANS-NY Institute met for the first time to discuss emerging learning needs, Institute effectiveness and consumer perspective on the CANS-NY. This discussion provided key insights regarding the use and impact of the CANS-NY on youth/families and the child-serving system in New York State:

The next Impact Board meeting will be held in October 2018. A listing of current Impact Board members can be found here.

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