Nurse Practitioners of New York

Support the critical effort to vaccinate NYS

Posted 3 months ago by Yonit Lipkind

Dear NPNY members,

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

New Yorkers are known for their generosity and willingness to lend a hand, especially in times of crisis. Over 15,000 New Yorkers have shown that by registering with ServNY, a program for volunteers to put their skills and professional experience to work volunteering in communities during emergencies, such as natural disasters and public health crises.

Please support the critical effort to vaccinate NYS during this challenging time by mobilizing your membership to enroll with ServNY!  We encourage you to do a targeted campaign to recruit retirees within your membership! 

Members can enroll at www.health.ny.gov/ServNY

https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/servny/

Who can serve?
Volunteers can serve locally, statewide or even across the nation during public health emergencies.

Volunteers can be: 

  • health care providers
  • mental health professionals
  • pharmacists
  • administrative professionals
  • logistics coordinators and support
  • telephone hotline operators
  • and many more! 

All kinds of skills are needed!

How it works.
Once a volunteer registers, ServNY collects and confirms his or her information. That includes contact information, licensure, credentials, training history, emergency response experience, and personal skills. Volunteers are free to accept or decline assignments. They can be called upon to help before, during, and after emergencies. ServNY also provides volunteers with information about training and exercises.

To learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution in NYS please visit ny.gov/vaccine.