You're Invited to Join the SCC for the June 2017
Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting
Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
We are pleased to present this quarter's topics and keynote speakers:
WORDS THAT TRANSFORM THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Jill Golde, M.S., Partner & Senior Vice President at the Language of Caring
STAYING AHEAD OF THE HCAHPS TRANSITION OF CARE
Joanne Lauten, RN, BSN, SCRN, CPHQ, Director of Nursing Quality and the Stroke Coordinator at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT EFFECTIVE PATIENT PROVIDER COMMUNICATION
Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, CDN, Assistant Vice President at Northwell Health
Click on the links below for more information or to register.
JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Use this link to access a Men's Health Resource Center for reference information on various health topics, such as cardiovascular health, mental health, diabetes, cancer, nutrition/obesity and more.
2017 BOARDWALK FESTIVAL AND TOUR DE CURE
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Associatin 2017 Greater New York BoardWALK Festival and Tour de Cure will encompass features of an enhanced event that aligns with the American Diabetes Association's new strategic plan. While the event will continue to showcase their signature Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, also included will be the Tour de Cure and Bootcamp Obstacle Course Challenge components.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT
September 24, 2017, at
|Check In Begins: 8:00 am
||40 Mile Bike Ride Begins: 9:00am
|5k Run Begins: 9:30 am
||Walk Begins: 10:00 am
|10 Mile Bike Ride Begins: 10:30am
||Boot Camp Challenge Courses throughout the day
For more information visit their website or contact Nicole Hartner, Associate Director, at email@example.com or call 631-348-0422, ext. 3572.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
FAITH & MEDICINE BREAKFAST MEETING
Presented by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. of Suffolk
June 26, 10 am - 12 noon.
United Way of LI, 819 Grand Blvd., Deer Park.
For more details contact Johnny Mora, Program Coordinator, 631-402-5644 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See flyer for details and agenda.
FREE DIABETES WORKSHOP
Better Choices Better Health® Workshop Series taking place at the Riverhead Free Library
Tuesdays - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm; August 1 - September 5, 2017.
Register now, classes fill up quickly. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk at 631-727-7850. Providers click here for brochure about the Better Choices Better Health® Program.
DIETITIAN'S CALENDAR AT SHOPRITE OF PATCHOGUE
Each month Sara Turnasell, Registered Dietitian, at Jason Family ShopRite of Patchogue hosts store events such as cooking classes, lectures, demonstrations and tastings, as well as fun community and school events. Click here for the June calendar of events.
Please visit our Community Engagement page
for an entire list of upcoming events and resources.
PATIENT ACTIVATION AND SELF-MANAGEMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Webinar hosted by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Peer-led interventions are demonstrating they can increase activation for self-management of chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. Join this webinar to explore promising evidence from a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program adapted to peer intervention for people living with mental illness and substance use disorders.
June 19, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 pm
For more details and to register click
FREE ONLINE PAIN MANAGEMENT COURSES
CME's available that meet the New York State Mandate
What is the Importance of this Course?
The use of prescription and non-prescription opioids has dramatically increased in New York State. Healthcare providers who prescribe opioid analgesics must understand and demonstrate ongoing knowledge of pain management, palliative care and addiction. NYS has mandated a minimum of 3 hours of CME in 8 clinical areas to be completed by
July 1, 2017
. This online course is
to all ACP members and non-members. Click
for the detailed flyer or visit the NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians' (NYACP)
for more information.
SCC WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER
Melissa Favaloro, LMSW, Director of Care Management and Care Coordination
Melissa Favaloro, LMSW, will be leading the Care Management Office,
providing clinical and administrative oversight to SCC's Care Management program and strategies across the continuum of care. She is a critical part of a model of care leadership team that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient and cost-effective healthcare services.
Melissa comes to us with significant and progressive care management experience and an extensive clinical background in behavioral health. She most recently held the Assistant Director of Care Management position at AgeWell NY (AWNY), where she was instrumental in creating a Behavioral Health Provider Network and responsible for staffing the care management team. Prior to joining AWNY, she gained essential clinical knowledge and experience working at Brunswick Psychiatric Hospital. Melissa completed her Master's Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and Anthropology at Fordham University.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (DSMP) PEER LEADER TRAINING
Save the date for the upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) Peer Leader Training course hosted by Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. The DSMP was developed by Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center and is a peer-led model.
SEPTEMBER 14 & 15 and SEPTEMBER 21 & 22
To certify as a Peer Leader in this program you must attend all four full-day training sessions. Organizations can host their own training program with 12 registrants. To find out more, contact Jane Juran at email@example.com.
INVESTMENTS IN SOCIAL DETERMINANTS DEMONSTRATES IMPACT ON HEALTH CARE COSTS IN NEW YORK
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce the SUNY Research Foundation's first evaluation reports of the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Supportive Housing initiative.
The Medicaid Redesign Team created
numerous supportive housing programs to provide vulnerable high-cost Medicaid members with rental subsidies, new capital construction and pilot projects to test new models of care. Since 2012, over 11,000 high acuity Medicaid members have been served. Early findings demonstrate that investments in social determinants, such as housing, can have a profound impact on health care costs and utilization, including:
- 40% reduction in inpatient days
- 26% reduction in emergency department visits
- 15% reduction in overall Medicaid health expenditures
NYSHealth FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Reminder to Apply
The New York State Health Foundation's (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. Many organizations across the State are doing innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority area of Building Healthy Communities. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at conferences and other convenings in New York and nationally. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so.
Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State and national conferences related to building healthy communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
To read more details on the RFP and apply click
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
VALUE BASED PAYMENT (VBP) INNOVATOR APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
Value Based Payment (VBP) Innovator Application Package has been finalized and posted to the Department of Health's VBP website. The final application is a result of hard work and collaboration by a range of stakeholders in the field.
Applications for Innovator designation are now being accepted and will continue on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the application and instructions available
The VBP Innovator Program will support experienced VBP contractors who are continuing to chart the path into value based payments. It is a voluntary program for VBP contractors prepared to participate in VBP Level 2 (full risk or near full risk) or Level 3 Total Care for General Population and/or Subpopulation arrangements. By taking on further management and administrative functions, contractors approved as Innovators will be eligible for an increased premium pass through. To become an Innovator, VBP contractors must provide all the information and documentation required in the application and explained in the instructions.
An informational call will be scheduled in the near future regarding the Innovator Program and Application Package.
OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (OASAS) SHARES NEW "IN-COMMUNITY" SERVICES RESOURCE
The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) would like to share a new resource regarding "In-Community" Services. OASAS providers are able to offer services to patients in the community, at school, criminal justice settings, or other sites where an individual may be in need of services. Please refer to the
which includes clinical and billing guidance
for a short video where providers share their experiences utilizing this service.
with any questions.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RELEASES 2017 HEALTH EQUITY REPORT
The Department of Health has released its
2017 Health Equity Report
The report presents data on health outcomes, demographics, and other community characteristics for cities and towns with a 40% or greater non-White population throughout New York State. Each town or city specific report contains data associated with the priority areas of the
Prevention Agenda 2013-2018
(New York State's Health Improvement Plan), as well as social determinant indicators such as housing, educational attainment and insurance coverage.
Having data available at this level can assist communities, PPS, providers and policymakers with identifying disparities and their consequences. They can also be used to:
- Understand and identify priorities
- Mobilize communities
- Target health related interventions
- Promote health equity
You are encouraged to review the reports and provide your feedback.
For more information, please contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention at 518-474-2180 or via email at
The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. All job descriptions for current opportunities are posted
Current job openings:
- Director, Care Transition Innovation
- Care Manager
- Social Worker
- Community Health Associate
- Performance Management Program Assistant
Thank you for being a part of the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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