February 23, 2016
    
 
NYS DOH DSRIP RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PHASE II OF MEDICAID OPT OUT LETTERS SENT THIS WEEK
As part of the Opt-Out data sharing process in DSRIP, the Department of Health will be mailing approximately 5 million Opt-Out letters to Medicaid members (Phase II) beginning the week of February 22, 2016 through mid-March 2016. The letter explains the DSRIP program and data sharing with Performing Provider Systems (PPS).  The Medicaid call center is open to receive questions regarding the content of this mailing.
  
Click here, to find a copy of the Phase II Opt-Out Letter & Form in English, Spanish and 18 point font, as well as updated Opt-Out Process FAQs. The FAQs were updated to reflect minor grammatical changes, and clarify data sharing information and the member's choice to seek and obtain services under any PPS. In addition, the Medicaid Members section of the DSRIP website has been updated.
  
PROJECT APPROVAL AND OVERSIGHT PANEL PRESENTATION POSTED
On January 22, 2016 the NYS DOH held the downstate DSRIP Project Approval & Oversight Panel (PAOP) Meeting. The purpose of the panel is to view progress of each PPS across NYS. Joseph Lamantia, Chief of Operations for Population Health at Stony Brook Medicine, led the SCC presentation highlighting progress to date across the DSRIP programs. Please click here to access copies and recordings of all 25 NYS PPSs presentations to the PAOP.
  
NEW YORK STATE HEALTH EQUITY REPORT COUNTY EDITION   
The New York State Department of Health (DNYSOH) has announced the publication of the NYS Health Equity Report County Edition, January 2016, by the NYS DOH, Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Prevention, Office of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice and the New York State Minority Health Council. 
  
This report, the NYS Health Equity Report County Edition - 2016, is a tool to raise awareness about the health of racial and ethnic populations, and to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for improving health outcomes. The Suffolk County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity, 2011-2013 begins on page 138. Click here to view the full report.
  
TIPS AND TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING THE TOBACCO CONVERSATION
  
The National Council for Behavioral Health has published an  upcoming webinar on "Tips & Tools for Transforming the Tobacco Conversation" on February 24th from 2:30-4:00pm, please click here to register. The webinar will be describing the CDC's Tips from Former Smokers Campaign, a free tool that can help you support clients in quitting smoking. The newly launched campaign features materials specifically for behavioral health providers. Join the SCC Tobacco Cessation Workgroup for this webinar to learn about tools for tobacco transformation and how providers can utilize tools. 
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL BEGINS ROLLOUT OF SBIRT
Substance Abuse Prevention & Identification Initiatives (DSRIP Project 4aii) are underway!
  
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Our DSRIP initiative involves engaging with our Hospital partners in Suffolk County to implement SBIRT in all Hospital Emergency Departments.
 
Kristie Golden, PhD, Associate Director of Operations, Neurosciences, Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry for Stony Brook Medicine, shared an update about the SBIRT program implementation at SBUH, click here to view the full blog post. 
 
Visit our Substance Abuse Prevention & Identification Initiatives webpage for more information about our population-wide initiatives.
Teamwork Team Together Collaboration Meeting Office Brainstorming Concept SCC WELCOMES NEW STAFF
Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Project Management Office. 
 
Alyeah E. Ramjit, MS, MHA joins SCC as our newest Project Manager. She joins us from AgeWell New York where she acted as a business liaison for Medicare Part D operations. She also has over 5 years of clinical healthcare experience as an Emergency Medical Technician. Alyeah holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology as well as a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Hofstra University. Alyeah will be managing DSRIP Programs 2ai, Integrated Delivery System, along with DSRIP Program 2bix Implementation of Hospital Observation Programs.

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SCC CAREER OPPORTINUITIES 

The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. Whenever new opportunities become available, they will be posted here.

Current job openings:
  1. Care Manager
  2. Community Engagement Liaison 
  3. Data Integration Analyst
  4. Social Worker
  5. Clinical Improvement Program Implementation Specialist
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.

Suffolk Care Collaborative
  

Office of Population Health

Stony Brook Medicine
HSC L5 Room 058
Stony Brook NY 11794-8520
Tel: (631) 638-2227
DSRIP@stonybrookmedicine.edu