June 20, 2016
The Suffolk Care Collaborative would like to thank all participants of Friday's Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting. Click the links below for presentation materials: 
  • Welcome Remarks & PMO Updates presented by Joseph Lamantia, COO for Population Health and Alyssa Scully, Sr. Director, Project Management Office; included highlights on the DY1 AV scorecard, partner on-boarding & contracting progress, announcement of new Learning Collaboratives, CBO Planning Grant RFA and program implementation updates on our PCBH and PCMH efforts to date.
  • A Journey to Reduce Preventable COPD ED Visits presented by Julie Vinod, DNP, MS, ANP-C, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing Operations at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center shared recent accomplishments in the NYS DOH Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series. The MAX program model creates an action team, representative of an interdisciplinary front-line staff to implement interventions for care system redesign to better meet complex and high-cost patient needs of the super utilizers in Suffolk County. Dr. Vinod described the hospitals goal to reduce the number of COPD super utilizer ED visits by 10% in one year, how the Action Team designed a strategy to achieve the goal, common attributes found across the population, process improvement work flows, measurable results as well as impacts of implementation. Care coordination of care managers from Health Homes and Care Management Agencies was a key element to their success.
Not a member of the PAC? Click here to join. The Committee's mission is to furnish collaboration and support the collaborative goals, strategies, and initiatives among the SCC partners with respect to improving the health status of Medicaid and uninsured communities in Suffolk County. 
CE's for Social Workers Available 
Please consider registering for a workshop on Veterans & Military Culture sponsored by the Association for Mental Health & Wellness.
Thursday June 23rd 2016
Strong Bonds: Supporting our Military and Veteran Families. Clinical Work with Military Families. 
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A new funding opportunity, the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, was announced. This funding will provide service and operating dollars for approximately 1,200 units of permanent Supportive Housing.  Projects eligible for this program include Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) populations. One objective of this RFP is to link capital projects to develop supportive housing with the Services and Operating funding of this RFP.

Proposals are due within 45 days and conditional award notifications will be made at the end of August. Funds awarded through the Empire State RFP will finance the operation and services provided by supportive housing; construction funding is available  through a number of other New York State and local capital funding programs and is not covered under this RFP. Click here to learn more.
All SCC Partners should register for the bimonthly Million Hearts Campaign eNewsletters from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, resources disseminated will help providers implementing the Million Hearts Campaign under DSRIP Project 3bi, Cardiovascular Health Wellness & Self-Management Program.  Click here to register.
Recently announced by the Million Hearts Campaign, join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for its June 22 webinar focusing on how primary care practices can use health information technology (IT) to improve quality and patient outcomes, especially related to heart health. The webinar, Practical Solutions for Supporting Quality Improvement in Primary Care through Health Information Technology, is part of AHRQ's EvidenceNOW program, a grant initiative dedicated to helping thousands of small- and medium-sized primary care practices use current evidence to improve cardiovascular care for millions of Americans nationwide.
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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. Data Integration Analyst
  3. Social Worker
  4. Director, Clinical Programs Innovation
  5. Provider Engagement Liaison
  6. Project Manager: Workforce Development
  7. Project Manager: PCMH Practice Facilitation
  8. Community Engagement Liaison
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.