January 22, 2019
ATTENTION EMPLOYERS - HEALTH CARE CAREER FAIR   job_fair_chalkboard.jpg
April 4 and 5, 2019

Suffolk Care Collaborative and Suffolk County Community College, Office for Continuing Education, invite you to participate in a Health Care Career Fair taking place at 2 convenient locations.  
NO registration fee required.

Thursday, April 4, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Suffolk Community College, Michael J. Grant campus in Brentwood, NY  
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Friday, April 5, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Suffolk Community College Culinary Arts Center, Riverhead, NY

Our goal is to provide Suffolk County health care providers, community based organizations and social service organizations with a pool of individuals who have the skills to meet current and future employment needs.  

Suffolk County High School students and Suffolk Community College students and graduates are invited to attend.   You can expect to meet Suffolk Community College graduates educated, trained and credentialed in: 
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Health Information Technology
  • Community Health Worker
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Ophthalmic Assistant Technician
These graduates and more are ready to meet your staffing needs.   Register for a table at NO COST by completing and returning registration form(s) to   Maria Ciccione via email at 
cicciom@sunysuffolk.edu.   For  April 4, 2019, Brentwood location registration form click here ;  for April 5, 2019, Riverhead location registration form click here .  

Contact the College's Office for Continuing Education at 631-451-4552 with questions.  
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM 

American Diabetes Association Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program starts January 24, 2019, at Stony Brook Hospital.   Classes meet at Stony Brook Hospital Lobby Conference Room 1, 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Session 1 Dates
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
Click here for class details
Session 2 Dates
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
Click here for class details


Provider referrals are required.  Prior to enrolling in class, participants must schedule a 1:1 assessment with Patty Skala, RN, CDE, 631-444-0580.  For additional information and questions call 631-444-9954.  
NURTURE YOUR GRIEVING HEART
Valentine's Day Workshops

Valentine's Day can be a particularly difficult time for someone who has lost a loved one. Intended to celebrate love, this day can bruise an already grieving heart.

Join the Bereavement Specialists of Good Shepherd Hospice for a free workshop offering encouragement, education, coping strategies and support.  

All grieving community members welcome.   The Workshops will be held in 3 separate locations.  

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center, 200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY
RSVP Required, call Diane McNamara, LCSW-R @ (631) 828-7636

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Administrative Office, 110 Bi-County Blvd., Farmingdale, NY
RSVP Required, call Carolyn Lisi-Haas, LCSW-R @ (631) 828-7629

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Mercy Medical Center, 1000 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY
RSVP Required, call Alexis Van Wart, LMSW @ (631) 828-7631

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PATCHOGUE FAMILY YMCA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAMS 
Free Workshops

Click on each title below for program flyer

A 12 week exercise program for cancer survivors, meetings are twice per week. Includes a FREE 3-month membership to the YMCA.  Program starts March 13, 2019.

A 12 week Falls Prevention program for people who have issues with balance. This gentle exercise class is built upon the principles of Taijiquan.  Program starts March 4, 2019.

A 6 week workshop for people with any type of ongoing health problems, physical and/or emotional.  This workshop is taught in a classroom setting, starting April 1, 2019.

A once a month caregivers support group for people who live or take care of people with Alzheimer's.  This program is on-going.

A once a week walking club that will utilize the in-door track and walking outside, depending upon the weather; starts February, 2019.
LIVE WELL, PLAY WELL
New Year, New You

Long Island Community Hospital invites you to learn how to love vegetables and eat right all year long.  Join them for a cooking demonstration on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Village Walk Senior Living, 131 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.

For more information and to reserve your seat call:  631-687-2900.  Click here for informational flyer.  
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
   
GOVERNMENT FURLOUGHED WORKERS 
Free haircuts, groceries and toiletries will be available on January 23, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm at The Congregational Church of Patchogue, 95 E. Main Street, Patchogue.  Discreet distribution is also available by calling 631-891-9908 or 631-475-1235.

SHOPRITE HEALTHY EVENTS CALENDAR
ShopRite Stores Registered Dietitians hold several events each month at various store locations in Suffolk.  Events include cooking classes, demonstrations, wellness lectures and more, for adults and children.  Visit their website to check out what's happening at your local ShopRite.  

HEALTHY SUNDAYS PROGRAM
Catholic Health Services of Long Island's health screening program provides preventive health screenings and education to members of medically underserved communities on Long Island.   Click here for schedule of upcoming event dates and locations.

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH ® WORKSHOP SERIES
Free 6 week health education program for people with chronic illness or diabetes.  Ongoing registration and information on various programs offered throughout Suffolk, can be found on the SCC Community Bulletin Board here.  

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Free to Suffolk County Residents at-risk for developing type-2 Diabetes.  Offered by Suffolk County Department of Health Services, this program is led by a trained lifestyle coach.  Programs start February and March, 2019 at Smithtown Public Library and HRHCare in Shirley.  Contact Deborah at 631-853-2928 to sign up.  Visit Suffolk County's website for more information.

JANUARY HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observance being recognized throughout the month of January on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:

National Glaucoma Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
National Birth Defect Prevention Awareness Month National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Visit SCC's Community Engagement page for on-going neighborhood programs here.  Partners can request to have their community events posted on the bulletin board by clicking here.




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
SAVE THE DATE
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March 28, 2019

Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and Stony Brook University Program in Public Health will be holding a free public symposium, Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:45 to 7:30 pm.

Speakers:
  • Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences; Dean, Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Charles Mikell, MD; Neurosurgery
  • Anat Biegon, PhD; Radilogy
  • Paul Vaska, PhD; Biomedical Engineering, Radiology
  • Andrew Flescher, PhD; Family, Population and Preventive Medicine; Public Health; English
For more information contact Andrew.Flescher@stonybrookmedicine.edu | 631-638-1014.
SCC STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS 

Amanda Chirco,  M.Ed, PMP, Project Manager, received Project Management Professional (PMP) certification last month.  PMP is a globally recognized credential that demonstrates project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.  

Alexandra Kranidis, MPH, CPH, CHES, AE-C, Program Manager, has recently achieved the credential Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C).  An asthma educator is an expert in teaching, educating and counseling individuals with asthma and their families in the knowledge and skills necessary to minimize the impact of asthma on their quality of life.  

Samuel Lin, MHA, PMP, CPHQ, Director, Strategic Operations, has been elected Vice President to the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY), the New York Metropolitan chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  HLNY's mission is to advance healthcare leadership and management excellence through professional enrichment and continuing education.  

Congratulations to all on your significant achievements.  
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 - 2020 EXECUTIVE BUDGET BRIEFING WEBINAR
The NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs, will be hosting a 2019-2020 Executive Budget Briefing Webinar on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 11:00 am.  This briefing will focus on Medicaid and other healthcare proposals relating to the Governor's executive budget proposal, which can be found here.  

This webinar requires registration - register here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.  After the webinar, the recording and slides will be available on the Medicaid Redesign Team website.  
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SCC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. All job descriptions for current opportunities are posted here.
  
Current job openings:
  1. Community Health Associate
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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