Advocacy

CDChoices is featured in McKnight’s Home Care Daily News

It’s no business secret that higher pay generally leads to better retention, recruitment and employee satisfaction. In an industry experiencing a worsening workforce shortage and growing needs of the consumer, this is essential. Direct care workers provide invaluable support services to seniors and people with disabilities. Click here to read more...

CEO Christopher Graber meets with Congressman Paul Tonko to advocate for CDPAP funding

CDChoices CEO Christopher Graber participated in a round table discussion with Congressman Paul Tonko this past month to advocate for CDPA funding pertaining to the Better Care Better Jobs Act. This legislation would provide a historic investment that prioritizes wage and benefit increases to workers who provide care to...

CDChoices Staff Member Interviewed for Forbes

Denise DiNoto, CDChoices Communication and Outreach Specialist Home and community-based services, like Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA)  have been the topic of many conversations lately. President Biden's American Jobs Plan includes a proposed $400 billion in additional federal funding for these services. Comedian John Oliver even mentioned community care recently during this episode of...

CDChoices to Host International Children’s Book Day Livestream in Partnership with St. Ambrose School

Consumer Directed Choices is partnering with St. Ambrose School in Latham, New York to host an International Children’s Book Day Facebook Live. Denise DiNoto of CDChoices will be reading the book “Butterfly on Wheels” by Albany native author Shameka Andrews.  Denise is a strong advocate for individuals living with disabilities...

Continued Efforts to #SaveCDPA

Last month we told you about the NYS Department of Health (DOH) policy guidance to implement changes in reimbursement to Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) Fiscal Intermediaries (FIs). The new policy severely cuts the reimbursement FIs will receive to operate and administer CDPA. These changes are still scheduled to...

Help us #SaveCDPA!

Help us #SaveCDPA on Wednesday, June 19! Earlier this year when Fiscal Intermediaries and Consumers across the state took action to preserve Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), you helped spread the word to #SaveCDPA. The final budget cut funding to CDPA, but we had hope the program would be...

Advocacy in Action

This Spring, advocates from CDChoices joined others to educate legislators about the importance of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA). They participated in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS and New York Association on Independent Living joint Legislative Day in February. Consumers and Designated Representatives met with New...

CDChoices Staff Member Recognized for Advocacy

Consumer Directed Choices Communications and Outreach Specialist, Denise DiNoto, was honored last month at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) Dessert Spectacular. The event, which supports ILCHV programs and services, was held at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Denise was presented with the Beacon Leadership Award...