December 9, 2019
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many partners for their collaboration and contributions this year.  We hope that you take time to reflect and celebrate with family and friends during this Holiday Season.  

Warmest Wishes for Happy Holidays filled with Peace and Joy and 
Good Health and Success in the coming New Year.
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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Program Impact
Chronic Disease
INTERACT
Workforce

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

12TH ANNUAL SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION OF LONG ISLAND SYMPOSIUM 



Putting the Pieces Together - Strategies for Suicide Prevention

Keynote Speaker:  Vanessa McGann, Ph.D. 

December 10, 2019
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Melville Marriott Hotel
1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY

ASTHMA COALITION OF LONG ISLAND 

Asthma Educator Institute:

Thursday & Friday, January 23 & 24, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children
5 Dakota Drive, Suite 200,  New Hyde Park, NY
This course is intended for those individuals who are interested in becoming certified asthma educators.  Course registration is free.  


Important Dates to Save:

Legislative Education Day
January 28, 2020
Albany, NY

Asthma Coalition of Long Island Winter Meeting
February 12, 2020
Plainview, NY
MEDICAID NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM



Want to help Medicaid members stay healthy and prevent Type 2 diabetes?   Become a Medicaid National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) service provider. As a Medicaid NDPP service provider, you will help Medicaid members make lasting behavior changes through group-based training and individual support.  For information and step-by-step instructions on how to become a New York State (NYS) Medicaid NDPP service provider click here.
 
Questions and Additional Resources
Questions related to NYS Medicaid NDPP should be directed to: NDPP@health.ny.gov.  The NYS Medicaid NDPP Listserv provides information relative to Medicaid's coverage and reimbursement of the CDC's NDPP for Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) and Medicaid Managed Care (MMC) members and providers.  Additional information relative to the upcoming 2020 NYS Medicaid NDPP Symposia will be communicated via the Listserv. To subscribe to the NDPP Listserv, please visit the website.
FUNDING AVAILABLE
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA) is now accepting applications from community organizations interested in providing peer recovery support services to individuals with substance use disorders.  Six grants of up to $300,000 per year for up to five years will be issued.  Applications are due December 23, 2019Click here to apply.  
 
Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24
SAMHSA is accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities (Prevention Navigator).  The purpose of this program is to provide services to those at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders.  SAMHSA plans to issue 82 grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to five years. Applications are due December 27, 2019Click here to apply.
CARE TRANSITIONS NETWORK'S FOUR YEARS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND LEARNING
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For the past four years, the National Council's Care Transitions Network has supported behavioral health providers with the tools necessary to reduce hospitalizations, improve outcomes, demonstrate value and succeed in the changing health care landscape. Working with 275 behavioral health practices across New York State, Care Transition Network's education and training efforts resulted in:
  • More than $204 million in cost savings
  • Marked improvements on clinical outcomes such as follow-up post-hospitalization and diabetes screening for people with serious mental illness
Join National Council for Behavioral Health for a webinar culminating the Care Transitions Network's Four Years of Implementation and Learning on December 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
NATIONAL BLACK LEADERSHIP COMMISSION ON HEALTH, INC. OF LONG ISLAND
Wyandanch Leadership Council Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Wyandanch Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corporation
295 Merritt Avenue,  Wyandanch, NY

RSVP by contacting Johnny Mora
631-402-5644 or jmora@nblch.org

2020 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Many federal agencies have resources to help community members ring in the new year the active and healthy way.  Help your community to eat healthy and improve their nutrition with MedlinePlus, a resource with  healthy recipes and health check tools, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Also, the National Institutes of Health has Wellness Toolkits with useful health tips.

For exercise and physical fitness resources, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Move Your Way campaign also has resources, tools, videos and more to help promote active and healthy resolutions.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

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

NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK
December 1-7, 2019.  National Influenza Vaccination Week is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.  Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for useful tools and communication resources to help community members fight the flu.


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.   

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

2020 VBP/QARR MEASURE SPECIFICATIONS COMMENT PERIOD
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce the open public comment period for the draft technical specifications for newly proposed quality measures for both the 2020 Value Based Payment (VBP) Quality Measure Set and the 2020 Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR).  Your feedback is welcomed on the proposed new measure and updates to existing measures.  The DOH is seeking specific comments to targeted questions per measure, as well as comments on whether you support, support with modifications, or do not support the use or change of this quality measure. Comments related to the measure intent and measure feasibility are also encouraged. The draft technical specifications document, the New York State Value Sets and the Public Comment Submission Form links are available here.  

All comments and questions specifically relating to the measures should be submitted, in writing, via the Public Comment Submission Form to NYSQARR@health.ny.gov by Friday, December 20, 2019.

CREATING HEALTHY SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
The NYS DOH, Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, seeks applications from organizations to implement:
1) Component A - A comprehensive, community-based  participatory approach to increasing opportunities for physical activity and improved nutrition for people across the age span in high-need communities throughout New York State.                               
2) Component B - A New York State Physical Activity and Nutrition Center of Excellence to support Component A grantees.

This grant supports and aligns with the New York State Department of Health Prevention Agenda (2019-2024) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (2018-2023).  The Request for Applications (RFA) can be found here.

Written questions will be accepted until December 31, 2019.  To the degree possible, inquiries should cite the RFA section, paragraph and page number to which it refers.  All questions should be submitted via email with the subject line "Creating Healthy Schools and Communities RFA #18371" to CHSC.2020.RFA@health.ny.gov.
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