April 2, 2019
SCC QUARTERLY PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING 

Please join us for the Suffolk Care Collaborative's
Quarterly Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019
 
Program

Localizing the MAX Methodology through a Community-Based Approach
Harbor View Medical Services, PC
and
Hudson River HealthCare's Elsie Owens Health Center

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Building Community Partnerships to Improve Medication Adherence
Brentwood Pediatrics
and
Salumed Pharmacy

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Peer Support Programs in Healthcare
Catholic Health System
and
Northwell Health

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Registration starts at 8:30 AM
Program 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

RECOGNIZING & ASSESSING COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT SYMPOSIUM

Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease, NYU Winthrop and The Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter are partnering to host Recognizing & Assessing Cognitive Impairment Symposium on Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:30 am - 11:00 am, at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, residents and fellows.  

Click here for more information including the agenda, list of faculty, registration fee and learning objectives.  
CLEARING THE AIR ABOUT E-CIGS AND VAPING
 
Go for a walk down any city street in America and you'll see that electronic or "E" cigarettes seem to be everywhere.  Yet there is so much unknown about the safety of e-cigarettes or even if they help in quitting smoking.  

To help clear the air about this growing trend, Hofstra University Radio, WRHU, featured  Patricia Folan, RN, DNP, CTTS, director of Northwell Health's Center for Tobacco Control, and Heather Hugelmeyer, LCSW, program director of the Garden City Treatment Center, an outpatient clinic for substance use disorder treatment, on their radio show, Well Said with Dr. Ira Nash .  You can listen to this segment by clicking here.  
7TH ANNUAL GOSPEL HEALTH FEST
Saturday, April 13, 2019

In honor of Minority Health Month, the Suffolk County Community College - College-wide Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the  Suffolk County Department of Health Services - Office of Minority Health will be holding their 7th Annual Gospel Health Fest on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Van Nostrand Theater on Suffolk County Community College-Grant Campus located at 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood, NY.

Doors open at 2:15pm. The event will showcase local Gospel choirs, dance ministries and health segments with a health fair running concurrently.

For more information please call  (631) 853-5078 or email OMH@suffolkcountyny.gov.  This event is FREE of charge and refreshments will be served.   Registration is required. 


Event Sponsors and Partners 

APRIL HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
 
April provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness. Listed below are several resources to help community leaders and healthcare providers start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community they serve.
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of these observances on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  

NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), and the theme for this year's observance is Active & Healthy. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners throughout the country in raising awareness about the important role an active lifestyle plays in staying healthy.

According to the Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, and children need 60 minutes of physical activity each day.  OMH will highlight the health benefits of adding a small amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into your daily routine throughout the month of April.   For more information, tools and resources to prepare for upcoming observance activities, visit the NMHM webpage and sign up for the National Minority Health Month topic for updates.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH
April presents an opportunity to educate the public, energize co-workers and community members and promote healthy behaviors. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion provides a toolkit with information and tools you can use  to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it in the community.  

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK - APRIL 1 - 7, 2019
Become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.  During National Public Health Week, celebrate the power of prevention, advocate for healthy and fair policies, share strategies for successful partnerships and champion the role of a strong public health system.  Find useful tools and tips and information on the daily themes by visiting the  American Public Health Association website.
SCC'S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WEBPAGE
Now Features Job Opportunities for the Community 


If you would like to post your job opportunities on our Community Engagement Webpage, we will post your positions for 30 days.  To submit your job opportunities on the bulletin board,  click here
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

DASH CENTER - 24 HOUR CRISIS CARE 
The Family Service League's DASH center offers crisis care for children, adults and families 24 hours, 7 days a week, year round at a community based site.  The program is available to anyone with mental health or substance use disorders.  Click for English and Spanish flyers.

SHOPRITE HEALTHY EVENTS CALENDAR
ShopRite's 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.  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 by clicking here.




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING AND ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING
Sponsored by Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System 
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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
The Nassau-Queens PPS invites you to participate in a one-day training session on Motivational Interviewing (MI), an engagement technique that can be used by health care and social service professionals to support patients and clients in self-management and assist with health and social needs.

Training is open to, but not limited to, community health workers, health coaches, care transition staff, nurses, social workers, care/case managers, hospital staff and community based practice staff.

Dates: Friday April 12, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 145 Community Drive, Great Neck NY


ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING
Motivational Interviewing (MI) requires practice with accompanying feedback. This practice-focused training is intended to be highly interactive, for individuals who have already been trained on the basics of MI. It will focus on more advanced MI skills and participants will both observe and practice giving feedback throughout a set of exercises and role plays. Previous introductory MI training is required.

Dates: Friday May 3, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 145 Community Drive, Great Neck NY

NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE (HCBS) PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING - LESSONS FROM THE FIELD WEBINAR
The NY State Department of Health (DOH) is hosting a  "HCBS Person-Centered Planning - Lessons From the Field" webinar on A pril 8, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. featuring three Home and Community-Based Service provider examples in person-centered care delivery. The providers will share how they use best and promising practices within an Adult Care Facility, Adult Day Health Care Center and Social Adult Day Program.   There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions and answers.   Click here to register for the webinar.

NY STATE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD IN SEARCH OF NEW MEMBERS
The NY State Department of Health is seeking new members for the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB). The DURB currently has one open physician seat, one open pharmacist seat and two open consumer-advocate seats. All candidates should be serving or practicing in the State of New York. In addition, the physician should be an actively practicing pediatrician and the pharmacist should be an actively practicing pharmacist, both with a license to practice in New York State. Consumer advocates should be participants in a New York organized support group for Medicaid patients requiring medical treatment with associated pharmacologic management.

The DURB plays a major role in the State's Medicaid program by establishing medical standards and criteria for Drug Utilization Review programs, developing educational interventions for physicians and pharmacists, reviewing therapeutic classes in the Medicaid Fee-for-Service Preferred Drug Program (PDP), and making recommendations for supplemental rebates. If you have questions regarding membership and candidacy or if you are interested in serving in one of these open seats, please submit your questions and/or CV/resume to dur@health.ny.gov.
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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
  2. Data Acquisition and Integration Analyst  

For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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