SEPTEMBER 6, 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

Highlights in Transition of Care

Catholic Health Services

Northwell Health

Stony Brook Medicine
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The Value of Virtual Medicine in Creating an Envelope of Care

Long Island Select Healthcare, Inc.
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Performance Update

Suffolk Care Collaborative

Thursday, September 26, 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, September 24, 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, September 10, 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.

OPIOID GRANT OFFERS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

The Suffolk County Department of Labor, through an Opioid Grant, has scholarships available for Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) training for Suffolk County residents affected by the opioid crisis.  Classes begin September 23, 2019.  

For more information and to set up an interview, contact Matt Smith at 631-853-6552 or Michele Pandolfo at 631-853-6517.  
ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
Recovery:  The Mind-Body Connection ~ Creating a Culture of Mindfulness


Presented by Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, a NYS Office of Mental Health Facility  |  Opening Remarks by the Office of Mental Health Commissioner, Anne Sullivan

SAVE THE DATE:

October 18, 2019  |  8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Rehab Center/Building 102
998 Crooked Hill Road, West Brentwood, NY
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM TRAINING 
On O ctober 23 & 24, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, co-hosted by SCC, Suffolk County Department of Health Services will be conducting a two-day Diabetes Prevention Program Training class for Lifestyle Coaches. Training will be conducted by a Diabetes Prevention Program Master Trainer.

Location:
Suffolk County Department of Health Office of Health Education
725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Building CO16, Training Room, Hauppague, NY.
 
Lunch will be provided. Registration deadline: October 4, 2019.
 
If you are interested in becoming a National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, contact Debora Rippel at 631-853-2928 or email Debora.Rippel@suffolkcountyny.gov to register.
SEPTEMBER  HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES  
   
September provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness.  Below are links to resources for the respective health recognition topics being observed throughout the month.  Click on the topics to find resources to help start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community.  


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.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
For Healthcare Professionals
 
Family Service League's (FSL) quality curriculum is designed using the latest techniques and strategies which focus on real world applications impacting our communities today.  These practical and engaging courses are facilitated by field professionals with years of experience in these highly specialized areas. FSL is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work (0360) and Mental Health Counselors (MHC-0030).

Continuing education credits can be earned from the comfort of your own desk via Live Webinar or at a convenient FSL location.

UPCOMING COURSES:
EMERGING COUNSELING AND EDUCATION TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
October 9 and 10, 2019

CRISIS INTERVENTION AND SUICIDE POSTVENTION
October 25, 2019

ASSESSING CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND UNDERSTANDING PRIVACY RIGHTS OF CHILDREN
October 28, 2019

TRAUMA FOCUSED, EVIDENCE BASED TREATMENTS FOR THOSE WITH CO-OCCURING DISORDERS
November 1, 2019

CAREGIVING IN 2020:  TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR CARE
November 7, 2019

Click here for the full listing and details for all of these offerings and to register.  Or click here to download the registration form.  Call 631-591-7580 with any questions.  
ATTENTION:  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINERS
 
This fall, New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals (NYATEP) will launch a new training initiative, called Level Up NY, to advance the knowledge and skills of the workforce community.  Level Up NY is now accepting proposals to offer professional development training and consulting services to the workforce development field.  

Interested organizations and qualified individual trainers can view the Request for Proposal (RFP) here.  RFP due date:  September 16, 2019.  Questions may be directed to Megan Farry at 518-728-7751; Mfarry@nyatep.org.
NYS MEDICAID POPULATION HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
November 18-19, 2019  |  Grand Hyatt New York  |  New York, NY

The NYS Medicaid Population Health Symposium will provide a forum to share the perspectives and insight of the DSRIP Performing Providers Systems, Physical and Behavioral Health Providers, Managed Care Organizations and community organizations addressing the Social Determinants of Health. The goal of the summit is to provide a platform for these perspectives on advancing value-base payment and gain understanding for further discussion.

Leaders of health systems, health payer organizations and community-based organizations are encouraged to attend.  Click here to learn more and register for the symposium.
LONG ISLAND REGIONAL PLANNING CONSORTIUM
Full Stakeholder Meeting

Long Island Regional Planning Consortium (RPC) is hosting a community meeting in preparation for our upcoming Board elections. There will be an update to the community on RPC activities and accomplishments. 

Organizations/individuals wanting to run for (or maintain) a Board seat are required to attend.  All attendees will get a say in who represents our region in state dialogues about Medicaid redesign issues including Peer Workforce, the Children's System Transition and Adult Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), Health and Recovery Plans (HARP) and Health Home.  

Long Island's RPC Full Stakeholder meeting will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:30 - 4:00pm at the Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY.  

Be a part of the conversation!
ALZHEIMER'S SYMPOSIUM 
"Recognizing and Assessing Cognitive Impairment"

SAVE THE DATE

Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer' s Disease 
Friday, November 15, 2019  |  8:00 to 11:00 am
Health Science Center Building, Level 2, Lecture Hall 4, Stony Brook.

Presenters will include experts from Stony Brook Medicine, NYU Winthrop
and  an elder law attorney. 

Watch for more information.  
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPIRE STATE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
NYS announced the release of the fourth Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Request for Proposals (RFP).   NYS will be awarding service and operation funding for the development of at least 1,200 new units of supportive housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. This RFP occurs in the fourth year of Governor Cuomo's five-year commitment to add 6,000 supportive housing units. There will be 25 percent of designated ESSHI units reserved for high-utilizers of Medicaid. These will be allocated to projects containing 15 or more ESSHI qualifying individuals, with 30 or more total units.   Click here for the ESSHI 2019 RFP.

For more information or to submit an RFP, visit the Grants Gateway grant opportunity portal and navigate to Grant Opportunity "Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Round 4".  Proposals are due on September 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Please email all questions to Carol.Swiderski@omh.ny.gov by September 11, 2019.

STATE FISCAL YEAR 2019-20 MEDICAID DRUG CAP
In accordance with Section 280 of the Public Health Law, which establishes an annual drug cap (Medicaid Drug Cap) and a method for mitigating the impacts of increased drug spending, the Division of Budget in consultation with the Department of Health has determined that the projected State share of Medicaid drug spending, net of all rebates, will exceed the Drug Cap in State Fiscal Year 2019-20. 

On August 30, 2019, the NYS Office of Health Insurance Programs hosted a webinar on this topic. The PowerPoint presentation from the webinar is available by clicking here. Questions may be directed to MADrugCap@health.ny.gov.  

LATINO HEALTH OUTREACH INITIATIVE REQUEST FOR APPLICATION
On behalf of the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention (OMH-HDP), the New York State Department of Health has released the Latino Health Outreach Initiative Request of Applications (RFA). Programs funded under this initiative will provide services to reduce system access barriers for Latino populations. Applications submitted in response to this solicitation should demonstrate the applicants' ability to design and implement effective programs to provide support and mentoring services for racial and ethnic populations, specifically Latinos, using culturally and linguistically relevant, age, gender and developmentally appropriate interventions and strategies; and use monitoring and evaluation tools to continually enhance program services.

It is anticipated that approximately $110,250 will be available to support one (1) award of up to $30,000 per year for three years. Applications are due by 4:00pm, October 3, 2019, and to be submitted via NYS Grants Gateway.
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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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