Urge Your Legislators to Continue and Expand Funding for Doctors Across New York
Doctors Across New York (DANY) is a state-funded initiative created in 2008 to help place physicians in areas designated as underserved for primary care and other shortage specialities across New York. The program provides multiple funding opportunities, including practice support at $100,000 for a two-year commitment or loan repayment at $150,000 for a five-year commitment. There are approximately 3.9 million New Yorkers who are residing in these underserved areas. Over 600 primary care practitioners would be required in these areas to address the shortage status.
In Governor Cuomo's proposed 2016-2017 Budget, there are no provisions to expand funding for DANY.
By 2030, growth in demand for physicians in New York State will likely outpace growth in the supply of physicians as concluded by the Center for Health Workforce Studies. The forecasted gap would result in a shortage of between 2,500 and 17,000 physicians by 2030.
NYACP strongly favors the continuation and expansion of funding for DANY as an important initiative to alleviate and eventually reverse the physician shortage by encouraging and providing support to physicians to practice in New York State.
Recognizing the current and future need for our patients, your immediate action in asking the Legislature to continue and expand funding for DANY is necessary.
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