SAVE THE DATE
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING
Mark your calendars and watch for registration information for our next
Monday, March 26, 2018
9 am - 11:30 am
Hyatt Regency Long Island
COMMUNITY HEART HEALTH DAY
Sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Bellport Area and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
When: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Bellport
471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport
FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE!
- Dance performances: Ovations Dance Academy - Enjoy the performances and learn some new dance moves!
- Boys & Girls Club Hip Hop Dancers
- Bellport Youth Cheerleading Performances
- Enjoy music by the Boys & Girls Club Steel Drum Band
- Physical Activity Center for Children including-Relay Races and Fun For All!
For more information call 631-687-2900. See
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
TOBACCO CESSATION CLASSES
Tuesdays from 5 - 6 pm starting January 30, 2018
For more information or to enroll in the group, call the Center for Tobacco Control at 516-466-1980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH® WORKSHOPS
Free Diabetes and Chronic Disease self-management programs.
To find convenient workshop locations and register click
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Visit SCC's Community Engagement page for on-going neighborhood programs
. Partners can request to have their community events posted on the bulletin board by clicking
HEALTHY SUNDAYS EVENTS
Free Health Screenings Sponsored by
Catholic Health Services
Catholic Health Service's (CHS) Healthy Sundays provides preventive health screenings and education to members of medically underserved communities on Long Island. Partnering with churches and community centers across Nassau and Suffolk, the initiative continues to grow, offering the expertise of hundreds of Catholic Health Services volunteers.
Healthy Sundays addresses prevalent medical conditions-such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension- to improve quality of life while decreasing morbidity and mortality. Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, as well as flu shots, are administered throughout the year. Educational seminars are given in Spanish or English. Here are some of the upcoming FREE health screenings, which also include health education material, refreshments and children's activities.
February 11, 2018 - 10 am - 1 pm
Queen of Most Holy Rosary (gymnasium)
196 West Centenial Avenue, Roosevelt
March 11, 2018 - 10 am - 12:30 pm
St. Martha RC Church
546 Greengrove Avenue, Uniondale
April 15, 2018 - 9 am - 1 pm
St. Anne's RC Church
88 Second Avenue, Brentwood
April 29, 2018 - 4 pm - 6:30 pm
Church of St. Rosalie
31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
For more information visit CHS's website.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PART 2: MAKING THE CONNECTION THROUGH INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFLOWS
SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS WEBINAR
Training behavioral health providers on integrated care workflows is important to effectively delivering high quality and efficient whole person care. This webinar will pick up where Part I (recruitment and retention) left off. Once staff are selected, workflow planning incorporates health center/primary care setting integration procedures and protocols, evidence-based integrated care practices such as motivational interviewing and effective collaboration.
During this webinar, participants will learn to:
- Recognize the role of behavioral health providers as leaders and key agents in working with other disciplines.
- Examine methods for involving new staff in continuous quality improvement cycles and monitoring.
- Identify commonly used protocols and procedures for effective and efficient clinic workflows while also avoiding provider burnout.
- Map workflow processes to support key evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapies.
If you missed Part 1 of this series, Workforce: Recruitment and Retention of Behavioral Health Providers,
for the webinar recording and slides.
Webinar takes place on
January 31, 2018,
2:00 - 3:00 PM
ALL THINGS VBP - VALUE BASED PAYMENT UPDATE
VBP COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SURVEY UPDATE
The NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH) announced that 235 community based organizations (CBOs) have responded to the survey sent out on January 3, 2018, to capture the current services CBOs are providing to address Social Determinants of Health (SDH) and gauge CBO integration with the New York State Value Based Payment (VBP) program. This survey also sought to allow the State to learn about SDH initiatives to share with the community at large and to use the information provided to build a public inventory of Tier 1, 2 and 3 CBOs that can be used to facilitate VBP contracting.
To date, of the 235 CBOs, 44% have reported meeting with a Managed Care Organization or a VBP contractor/provider to begin discussing their role in a VBP contract. If you are
a community based organization that wants to learn more about how to get involved in VBP, watch a replay of the VBP and SDH Twitter Live Broadcast by clicking here.
If you are a community based organization and you have not filled out the survey, you can do so here. You can view a
copy of the survey questions here.
VBP BOOTCAMP RECORDING AND SLIDES AVAILABLE
The NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH) has now completed six Value Based Payment Bootcamps with over 2,500 participants statewide. The
VBP Bootcamp webcast recording of the Albany Bootcamp session, all course presentations and supplemental materials are now posted on the DOH website.
Additional VBP University semesters will be released in the near future. Semesters 1, 2 and 3 can still be completed to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates will be sent via email on a quarterly basis. Click here for the VBP University.
Remember to keep the conversation going online around VBP by following @NewYorkMRT on Twitter using #NYSLearnsVBP.
Please send any questions to
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCED $60M IN AWARDS TO MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO SUPPORT VBP TRANSFORMATION
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York will issue $60 million in awards over three years to mental health and addiction services providers as part of the transformation of the State's Medicaid system. The awards will aid behavioral health providers to transform to a model of Value-Based Payment, which rewards quality of care and better health outcomes, rather than volume of services.
"This funding will help ensure New Yorkers in need receive access to vital mental health services, while continuing our work to make Medicaid both more effective and more affordable," Governor Cuomo said. "This is one more step towards a stronger, healthier New York for all."
The funds will be awarded to 19 selected networks of behavioral healthcare providers, called Behavioral Health Care Collaboratives, helping them to integrate care across the entire spectrum of physical and behavioral health services.
he full press release.
FEBRUARY HEALTH & WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
February provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness. Here are several resources to help community leaders and healthcare providers start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community they serve.
AMERICAN HEART MONTH
February 2, 2018, is National Wear Red Day®. Wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and save lives. Join in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Click here
to download materials to help build awareness.
Click here for the calendar of events taking place all year on Long Island to help build awareness and educate the public about heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association host many events in the community throughout the year. BE ACTIVE, BE HEALTHY, BE INVOLVED.
2018 LONG ISLAND GO RED FOR WOMEN® LUNCHEON
Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one women every 80 seconds? The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.
Go Red For Women® advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. The American Heart Association encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Let's unite. Together we are making a difference. Attend this year's Go Red For Women® Luncheon.
CREST HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB
8325 JERICHO TURNPIKE, WOODBURY
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Registration opens at 8:30 am | Workshops begin at 9:45 am | Live Program begins at Noon
for more information and to purchase tickets. See
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
MANAGED LONG TERM CARE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PROGRAM FUNDING METHODOLOGY
Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) has released the funding methodology for the Managed Long Term Care Workforce Investment Program, which can be found here.
The final Workforce Investment Program Year 1 amounts awarded to each Long Term Care Workforce Investment Organization (LTC WIO) and Plan partnership will be determined after LTC WIO and Plan partnership agreements are received and reviewed by OHIP. LTC WIO and Plan agreements are due by close of business Friday, January 26, 2018. Please submit all LTC WIO and Plan agreements to MLTCWorkforce@health.ny.gov.
The final amount awarded the LTC WIO and Plan partnerships will be indicated in a Letter of Agreement between the State and Plan. Funds will be issued once the State and Plan letter of agreement is signed and returned.
Funds are scheduled to be issued before March 31, 2018.
The State has provided the LTC WIOs and Plans an agreement language framework which includes the minimum criteria for an acceptable agreement and related roles and responsibilities summary
This should not be considered a template, but an outline which includes the essential elements to be incorporated in the agreements executed by LTC WIOs and Plans. Please be advised that the 2-page document which demonstrates the LTC WIO and Plan partnerships' capacity and approach to support the achievement of value-based payments (VBP) goals is considered part of the agreement and must be included for LTC WIO and Plan partnerships to be considered.
A list of
designated LTC WIOs by region
along with the point of contact for each, has been made public as of November 28, 2017. As mentioned, there is significant diversity amongst the designated LTC WIOs, from innovation and curricula to available platforms and suggested metrics. Plans should consider these diversities in determining the LTC WIOs best suited for the needs of their workforce when developing partnerships. Plans may form partnerships with multiple LTC WIOs and are encouraged to reach out to the LTC WIOs of interest directly.
Questions and comments can be sent to
. For more information about this program
STATE OF THE STATE: FIRST 1,000 DAYS ON MEDICAID
On January 3, 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2018 State of the State Address. The Governor's far-reaching 2018 agenda delivers on the promise of progressive government by advancing a slate of critical social and economic policies to improve the lives of New Yorkers.
As part of his State of the State announcement, the Governor committed to 'invest where it matters most' - through implementation of the First 1,000 Days on Medicaid initiative. (Click here for the State of the State and refer to pages 104-107 for further details.)
The inclusion of this initiative in the State of the State is a clear recognition of the efforts put forward by the work group chairs, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and State Education Department Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia, vice chairs Kate Breslin and Dr. Jeff Kaczarowski, support from the United Hospital Fund, and the invaluable contributions of the work group members over the past few months.
More information on the Governor's State of the State is available here.
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:
- Administrative Assistant
- Care Manager
- Community Health Associate
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