March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, New York 

We're thrilled to share this quarter's keynote presentations and speakers:  
Alan Cooper, Ph.D, MBA, the founder and President of the Tudor Advisory Group, has over 25 years of experience in the area of strategic organizational transformation. His work is consistently aligned with an overarching emphasis on the achievement of an organization's strategic mission and goals.
In pursuit of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York's (SHIN-NY) mission to ensure fast, secure, and accurate access to patient data across the state to support the "triple aim," NYeC interacts with a diverse group of stakeholders, including regional health information organizations (RHIOs), government agencies and policymakers, health plans, providers, and consumers.  As Executive Director for the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), Valerie Grey brings deep knowledge of these groups from her wide-ranging experience in both the public and private sectors.
Additional presentations by the SCC will provide membership with DSRIP program progress reports and performance measurement updates.   Click here  for further details and meeting program.  
Register  here today!  Space is limited. 
RSVP of Suffolk Offers Free Living Healthy with Better Choices Workshops
Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Programs 

The free  Living Healthy with Better Choices Workshop Series meets once a week for 6 weeks, each session is 2.5 hours.  In these workshops patients will:
  • Learn from trained facilitators who may have either a chronic disease or diabetes themselves
  • Set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health and their life
  • Get the support they need to feel more confident in managing their health
  • Receive educational materials and refreshments
For more information and upcoming workshops, call 631-979-9490, Ext. 16 or email  To learn more about RSVP visit their website.
March is National Nutrition Month®
Focus is on nutritious foods and limiting sodium

For National Nutrition Month ®  2017, Million Hearts ®  is encouraging Americans to reduce their sodium intake and make healthier meal choices.  The common name for sodium chloride is salt.  All month long, they will be sharing sodium-savvy tips and resources to incorporate into your meals!  

Their website offers resources and communication materials to help spread the word about National Nutrition Month®.  Topics include, Make Healthy Food Choices, Skip the Salt; Keep the Flavor and Decode Nutrition Labels.  The Million Hearts® website has a new quiz available to test your sodium smarts and teach ways to reduce sodium at home, at the grocery store and more.  Take the quiz here:  Sodium 101: Put Your Sodium Smarts to the Test. 

For more information and additional tools, visit the Million Hearts® website.
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Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

J.T. Mather Memorial Hospital Endocrinology 
Raising awareness about American Diabetes Association Alert Day®
March 21, 9 am-3 pm
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY
Get on the list for FREE important health materials, booklets and give-a-ways given at the event.  Sponsored by Harbor View Medical Services, PC
Free registration, call 631-686-2597, email:

Hofstra Law hosting one day legal assistance event for ALL veterans.
Saturday, April 1, 9 am - 1 pm
Hofstra Law Atrium, 121 Hofstra University, Hempstead.
Call to schedule a FREE consultation, 516-463-7302 or email

Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
March 16, 9 am - 12 pm
Mental Health Association of Nassau County, 16 Main St., Hempstead
Licensed social workers will be awarded 3 contact hours.  
Registration fee:  $10.  Contact Yvonne at 516-489-2322, Ext. 1257 for questions.  

ShopRite, Patchogue 
Make an appointment for individual nutrition counseling, join weekly walking club, sign up for a class or just have a question, talk to Sara the Dietitian at 631-286-5000, Ext. 3001 or email her at
Click here for the March calendar of nutritional events.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Early Detection is Key

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to learn how colon and rectal cancers can be found early, when they are most treatable.  Find different tests available, how to decide which test is right and when screening should start.  Visit the National Cancer Institute website for more resources and updates about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping and more.    

Visit the SCC website for additional information and resources about the Chronic Disease Preventive Care Initiatives.  Here you will find the Clinical Summary that outlines DSRIP Colorectal Cancer Project goals, interventions and educational material.  
Patient Safety Awareness Week
March 12 - March 18

The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has an array of "Ask Me 3"  information and materials which can be  shared with patients and  their families.  These materials are available on their website.    "Ask Me 3" is a national patient safety campaign that educates and encourages patients, their families, and caregivers to ask their health providers three (3) questions that empower and help patients (and their families) to actively participate in their health care and facilitates a patient-centered model of care.   

The resources include complimentary materials, posters and videos, as well as information on starting your own "Ask Me 3" campaign in your organizations, practices or agencies.  This week on March 15, 2-3 pm, there will be a complimentary educational webcast entitled, The Voice of the Patient and the Public, you and your team can register for  here.
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March 15 through March 27, 2017

The Department of Health has announced they will be opening up the Performance Networks starting March 15 so that PPSs may add additional partners to help in achieving project and performance goals. The SCC welcomes discussions now with potential partners who could contribute to the delivery of coordinated care and towards meeting PPS metrics.
We welcome any interested Suffolk County partners that are not currently attested with the Suffolk Care Collaborative to complete our Enrollment Attestation and return these documents to Samuel Lin, Project Management Office at by March 27, 2017. Click here to access our enrollment attestation and provider submission template
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative via email.
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Jeannine Molzon, Population Management Applications Specialist
Jeannine Molzon is SCC's first Population Management Applications Specialist and is responsible for implementing and supporting several Cerner population health management applications critical to the DSRIP initiative. These applications include 1) HealtheRegistries - disease and wellness based patient registries, 2) HealtheCare - a Care Management tool, and 3) HealtheAnalytics - a report writing and analytics application.  Jeannine is a Licensed Practical Nurse with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Administration. She is currently completing her Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Informatics. Jeannine comes to us from Stony Brook Administrative Services (SBAS) where she was responsible for implementing the EMR and HealtheRegistries in several physician practices as well as end-user training. Prior to her work at SBAS, Jeannine was a clinical research coordinator for the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine.

The March "DSRIP Digest" newsletter features Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative PPS, Westchester Medical Center PPS and Refuah Community Health Collaborative PPS, and their work on DSRIP project 3aii, or The Crisis Stabilization Project.  This project within DSRIP is meant to provide readily accessible behavioral health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate levels of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the patient's crisis.  The collaboration of these 3 PPSs has not only made an impact within the region, but can potentially impact the way crisis services are delivered in other parts of the country.  

Over 40 partners participated in developing the foundation of the project and in producing an exhaustive report on the honest opportunities and challenges of the project.  This collaborative effort sets foundations for community-based solutions with better outcomes and reduced burden on provider partners.  The project highlights the power of three PPSs to talk to state government about what needs to change, and to be a template for other regions in the state and other parts of the country.  

Looking beyond DSRIP, the report outlines long-term, collective efforts that can support pilots and hot-spots.  A copy of the January 30, 2017, report and more information about the project can be viewed here

"DSRIP Digest" also features recent news and upcoming events for DSRIP.  Previous months newsletters can be found  here.   

The New York State Department of Health's website now has the FINAL versions of the following revised documents:
  • New York State Department of Health Provider Contract Guidelines for Article 44 MCOs, IPAs and ACOs
  • Standard Clauses for Managed Care Provider/IPA/ACO Contracts
  • Provider Contract Statement and Certification from (DOH-4255) fillable
These documents were revised to modify the contract submission and review process to reflect Value Based Payment (VBP) arrangements pursuant to the New York State Value Based Payment Roadmap and the Regulatory Impact Subcommittee.  
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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. Director, Care Transition Innovation
  2. Director, Care Management
  3. Compliance Officer
  4. Project Manager: PCMH Practice Facilitation 
  5. Care Manager
  6. Data Visualization Analyst
  7. Social Worker
  8. Community Health Associate
  9. Data Acquisition Specialist
  10. Population Health Platform Training and Support Specialist
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.