August 22, 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.

UPCOMING NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCES 

Fourth Annual New York State Recovery Conference 
October 20-22, 2019  |  Albany Marriott

At the annual conference the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Youth Voices Matter-NY (YVM-NY) and Friends of Recovery-NY (FOR-NY) will be hosting a free Pre-Conference Institute on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, offering NY Certification Board Renewal Credits (CRPA and CARC).


October 20-22, 2019
October 20, 2019
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Full conference registration is separate and does not include this program

Fourth Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference:  
"STRONGER TOGETHER:  Embracing Diversity and State/Local Partnerships in Suicide Prevention Center-NY
September 18 & 19, 2019
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WEBINAR  
Serious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring Programs to Serve Women

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 1:30 pm a webinar developed by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, sponsored by SAMHSA will take place.  

This webinar will explore how we currently care for women with co-occurring first episode psychosis (FEP), serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in acute inpatient and outpatient settings; and, what questions remain in relation to treating this population of women with complex presentations.  There is some research literature and epidemiological data describing gender differences, however, there is almost no evidence of translation of this information into current care practices.  Educational needs of the healthcare workforce will also be addressed.

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

COMMUNITY UPDATE ON CANCER CARE
Stony Brook Cancer Center will be hosting Advances in Prevention, Screening and Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6 - 8 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Circle Drive, Stony Brook.  RSVP by September 4, call 631-444-4000. Free event will include buffet supper before presentation.  Click here for more information.  

12th ANNUAL STAND UP FOR THE HOMELESS
Presented by Suffolk County Department of Social Services.  Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm at Suffolk County Community College, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY.  Free transportation to and from the event.  Services include adult & children's clothing, health & dental screenings, food counseling, backpacks & school supplies, employment opportunities and more.  For more information email Cheryl.Varley@suffolkcountyny.gov or call 631-854-9930.

GIVE KIDS A SMILE DAY
Free dental screening, cleaning, sealants and fluoride treatment for children ages 1 to 17.  Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:00 - 6:00 pm.  Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.  Call to schedule an appointment:  631-632-8889 or 631-632-8967.

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.   

AUGUST HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observances being recognized throughout the month of August on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Health Center Week
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 WORKSHOPS
Association for Mental Health and Wellness 
 
Trauma and Addiction:  A New Paradigm for Assessment and Treatment  |  3 CEUs
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm

Healing Adult Trauma with Insight, Knowledge and Experience  |  3 CEUs
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm

SAVE THE DATE FOR UPCOMING FALL 2019 CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

October 3
9 am - 4 pm
Advanced Trauma
6 CEUs
October 24
9 am - 12 pm
Preparing for Court and Other Practice-related Legal Issues - 3 CEUs
October 31
9 am - 12 pm
Core Curriculum Training for Child Trauma - 3 CEUs November 14
9 am - 12 pm
Motivational Interviewing for the Behavioral Health Provider - 3 CEUs
November 22
9 am - 12 pm
Peer and Professional Collaboration in Serving Veterans
3 CEUs

For more information contact:
csteudte@mhaw.org

URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONORS
Community Blood Drive | Hauppauge Public Library
 
The Hauppauge Public Library will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 3:00 - 7:30 pm
1373 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 

Receive 2 free Mets Baseball Tickets for donating blood by registering here.  
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY AND ENGAGEMENT SURVEY  
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) has released a new statewide Community Based Organization (CBO) directory and engagement survey. The survey has been simplified based on feedback from stakeholders and designed to capture information about CBO service provision for the purpose of making connections with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and Value Based Payment (VBP) contractors. This survey is replacing last year's CBO survey and is open to all non-profit, community-based organizations. Information gathered through this new survey will be used to generate a new CBO directory.   The CBO survey can be found here.   Please direct any questions to SDH@health.ny.gov.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE HEALTHY, AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES
The NYS Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in cooperation with the NYS Departments of State and Health, released a grant program application today that will help communities to become healthier and more age-friendly.  The program will fund communities that seek Age-Friendly Community certification from AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO). It will also fund county governments that commit to incorporating age-friendly and healthy community principles into all relevant policies, plans, ordinances and programs.   The Age Friendly Planning Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is available here .  Application deadline is August 30, 2019.  Click here for RFA Questions & Answers.

LONG TERM CARE PLANNING PROJECT MEETING
The NYS Department of Health and the State Office for the Aging announced the fourth meeting of the Long Term Care Planning Project (LTCPP), an initiative designed to understand the projected needs of older adults in New York by examining the State's aging and long term care system. 

This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in Room 20 on the 2nd floor of The New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (entrance is on 103rd Street), from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The topic of this meeting will be the Long Term Care Workforce. At this meeting, there will be an interactive panel of stakeholders discussing the long term care workforce and time for participants to discuss strategies to help resolve workforce challenges. This will include a discussion of data needs.  Register by Friday, September 13, 2019, here.  

For more information, visit the LTCPP webpage. Please direct any questions to ALTCteam@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

For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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