November 15, 2019
SCC QUARTERLY PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING 
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Please join us for the Suffolk Care Collaborative's Quarterly Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

Program

Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub (DASH) Update

Family Service League, Inc.

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Developing Collaborative, Value Based Relationships in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems

Advanced Health Network IPA (AHN)
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Recovery Health Solutions IPA (RHS)

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Storyboards:  Program Impact
Chronic Disease
INTERACT
Workforce Development

Suffolk Care Collaborative

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Registration 8:30 AM
Program 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY

JOIN SCC FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING

The communities we serve are growing in cultural and linguistic diversity. There is a need to inspire cultural change within organizations.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, SCC will be holding Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (CCHL) Master Training, an interactive program in which participants will have hands-on learning experience to build better communities.   Post-training, Master Trainers will receive a certificate of completion and will be able to provide training sessions. Master Trainers will be able to facilitate two different trainings: (1) 2 hour CCHL training sessions for workforce professionals and (2) 7.5 hour master training sessions for future master-trainers.

Participants must apply by end of business Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Please note, completing the application does not confirm attendance to this program. Upon completing the application, you will receive follow up from a CCHL lead with next steps.   For more information on the CCHL program click here.

NYS OASAS ANNOUNCES AGENCY NAME CHANGE

NYS OASAS announced a name change from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and will maintain the abbreviation, OASAS.  The name change will address the replacement of stigmatizing language in the system of addiction care in New York State.  

The name change also coincides with the launch of a new OASAS website.  The redesigned website will ensure that information and resources related to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery are easily accessible to the public.  

To read the full press release and quotes from NYS Lieutenant Governor, Kathy Hochul, and others, click here.  
NEW TRAINING RELEASED ON ADDICTION CARE
"Training in a Box"

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports and the Center on Addiction have released a new "training in a box" on the use of the Level of Care for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referral (LOCADTR) tool, in order to help provide flexible training for staff.  

The goal of the additional training is to reduce retrospective insurance reviews and subsequent denials.  This training is the first of several planned over the next few years.  LOCADTR training is available online.  Questions can be directed to casainfo@centeronaddiction.org.  
PEER AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION IN SERVING VETERANS

Veteran peer mentors play an important role in helping veterans with issues around reintegration.  They can serve as an initial point of entry for veterans reluctant to seek professional mental health and other services.  This workshop, hosted by Association for Mental Health and Wellness, will focus on understanding military culture, the role of veteran peer mentors, the normative reintegration issues many veterans face and how non-clinical veteran peers can collaborative with mental health professionals to serve veterans.  

Who should attend:  Social workers, mental health counselors, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists and any professional that is working in the mental health field.  

Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
2040 Ocean Avenue, Training Room
Ronkonkoma, NY

Continuing Education Hours available.   Click here for more details and to register.
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING 

The Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.  This training is an 8 hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Saturday, November 23, 2019
9 am - 5 pm
Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street,  HM-Meeting Room
Huntington, NY

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington


MULTIDISCIPLINARY OBESITY CARE WORKSHOP
Stony Brook's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health



Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute is sponsoring a Multidisciplinary Obesity Care Workshop on Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building Auditorium, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook.  

This program is designed to provide participants with the most up-to-date information on evidence-based approaches to personalized care for obesity management.

Click here for the full agenda, CME credit information and to register.  
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH Hand writing Webinar with white marker on transparent wipe board. SOLUTIONS LAUNCH
Resources and Tools for Enhancing Integrated Care

The National Council for Behavioral Health, through the National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), has launched the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions. The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions will provide ongoing education and provider training on different models of integrated care.

Join a webinar launching the Center on  Wednesday, November 20 from 2 - 3 p.m. to learn how you can access the many tools and resources.  Discussion will include:
  • New on-demand resources, individualized training and tools to support integration and adopt whole person care
  • Specific guidance on integrated care models, workforce development, billing and reimbursement and quality improvement

Register here for the webinar

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE 
Connections4Hire is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to support Island Harvest.  Their goal is to feed 250+ Long Island families this holiday season by providing them with all the Thanksgiving trimmings to make their holiday meal special.  The food drive event takes place November 20, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, 1377 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY.  Click here to register and for donation items needed.  

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCBS)
Options for Community Living, Inc. is holding a HCBS Open House on December 4, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at 25 Howard Place, Ronkonkoma, NY.  Drop in and connect with Home and Community Based Services and have lunch.  Bring your Care Coordinator! Transportation assistance may be available.  Contact Luci for more information and to register by 11/25/19 - 631-361-9020, Ext. 1244.

LEARN TO BE.... TOBACCO FREE PROGRAM
This program and support group meets various locations and days.  Call the numbers listed on the program flyer to get more information and to register.  

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.  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.  Visit  Suffolk County's website or contact  Deborah at 631-853-2928 for more information and program schedule.   

NOVEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observances being recognized throughout the month of November on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter submit them here.  As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics 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, including job opportunities, which will be posted free of charge for 30 days.  To request to post on our bulletin board, click  here .  





Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEDICAID REDESIGN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 1115 DEMONSTRATION AMENDMENT
On November 6, 2019, New York State submitted a proposed amendment to its Medicaid Redesign 1115 Demonstration to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting authorization of federal Medicaid matching funds for the provision of targeted Medicaid services to eligible justice-involved populations.  These Medicaid services are to be provided in the 30-day period immediately prior to release from incarceration in county and state facilities to Medicaid-enrolled individuals who have two or more chronic physical/behavioral health conditions, a serious mental illness, HIV or opioid use disorder.  The amendment submission can be viewed here.
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