SAVE THE DATE
FOR THE NEXT
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING
Friday, June 23, 2017
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
This PAC meeting will kick-off the SCC's patient experience improvement strategy. Presenters will discuss ways to improve patient experience in the primary care and hospital setting with topics including caring language, transitions of care and health literacy.
This PAC meeting will be beneficial to clinical and non-clinical staff alike, so we suggest you extend this "Save the Date" to all in your organization that can benefit from this learning experience. Watch for details and your invitation to register.
HEALTHFIRST PROVIDER SYMPOSIUM
Innovation and Best Practices in Addressing Social Factors of Health
Experts agree that what occurs in the "four walls" of the clinical provider's office has important but limited impact on a patient's health journey to a long and highly functional life. The other factors: social, environmental and lifestyle account for the majority of drivers of health trajectories.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Registration and Breakfast starts at 8:30 am
Symposium 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tribeca Performing Arts Center at City University of NY
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY
In this free symposium, you will hear from colleagues from inside the health care delivery system and in the community who will share their best practices and approaches to tackling the social factors of health. For information contact EJean-Jacques@healthfirst.org. Space is limited. Register
HOW TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN PRIMARY CARE
Free Webinar - A Dialogue with Experts
Telebehavioral health is known by many names - telepsychiatry, telemedicine, telemental health, e-care, telecare. By any name, the use of technology to expand your capacity to offer mental health and substance use disorder services is a key component in ensuring underserved communities have access to these critical services.
Implementing telebehavioral health has the potential to connect individuals to behavioral health services in a way that is convenient, efficient and secure. But how do you make the most of telebehavioral health for integrated primary and behavioral health care and how can you implement technology in a way that eases, not adds to, staff workload?
Join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
interactive webinar to ask subject matter experts about the key elements of successful telebehavioral implementation and learn about practical tools for how to build capacity for telebehavioral health in integrated primary and behavioral health care settings. Get a brief overview of the basics of telebehavioral health and then dive into discussion on topics such as: how telehealth technology impacts staff and specific roles or responsibilities (on-site and distance-based staff), how to sustainably finance telehealth technology, implications for practicing across state lines, considerations for developing operational and procedural manuals, specific components of telehealth for mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs.
WEBINAR: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017, 3:00 PM ET
Note: To get the ball rolling, SAMHSA is taking questions about telebehavioral health implementation in advance - many will be discussed during the webinar. Please submit your questions by emailing Roara Michael at RoaraM@thenationalcouncil.org. You may also ask questions on the webinar.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
FREE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
The Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau presents "The More You Know..." Available in English and Spanish
June 6, 6 - 7:30 pm, light dinner will be served.
Brookhaven Town Hall.
RSVP Required. Call 631-451-8011
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION'S MENTAL HEALTH REFERRAL DIRECTORY
American Diabetes Association's Mental Health Provider Referral Directory is now available and offered to licensed mental health providers who meet particular criteria. Click
to learn who is eligible to receive the directory and how to obtain a copy.
Please visit our Community Engagement page
for an entire list of upcoming events and resources.
PEER LEADER TRAINING FOR THE BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH WORKSHOP® SERIES
RSVP is hosting Peer Leader training for the Better Choices, Better Health Workshop® Series. This program is
an exciting and informative program which helps individuals manage chronic conditions and improve the quality of their life. The program was developed at Stanford University School of Medicine and teaches practical and helpful self-management skills. RSVP coordinates this 6 week workshop series at numerous community and medical sites throughout Suffolk County. Each of the 6 sessions are approximately 2 ½ hours. Volunteer peer leaders choose sites and dates which work best with their schedule.
The 4 full day Living Healthy with Better Choices Peer Leader training will take place on:
Tuesday July 11 and Wednesday July 12
Tuesday July 18 and Wednesday July 19
8:45 am to 4:00 pm in Hauppauge, NY
RSVP hopes you will join the team of Peer Leaders. If you are interested please contact Janet DeMarzo at your earliest convenience to discuss the program, its benefits and the role of a peer leader. Janet can be reached at
email@example.com or 631-979-9490 Ext.16.
RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO INTEGRATE PRIMARY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
The Integration Edge
is a resource from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Health Resources & Services Administration (SAMHSA-HRSA) Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) that outlines practical tips and examples for organizations working to integrate primary and behavioral health care.
Each month, CIHS posts a new topic of interest to review. Check out the latest issues:
Addressing Oral Health
Learn why and how integrated primary and behavioral health care providers incorporate oral health into their practice. Read this issue
A free webinar is also being hosted on June 13, 2017, 3:00 PM ET, entitled "Strategies for Success in Addressing Oral Health and Behavioral Health. To register, click
Addressing Substance Use in Primary Care
Learn how interdisciplinary teams can build capacity to address substance use in primary care settings. Read this issue
A Multi-Generational Approach to Care
Explore how organizations are incorporating the role of families, as caregivers and as guides of health and wellness. Read this issue
The CIHS regularly updates The Integrated Edge with new topics and examples. For additional advice or to have a topic of interest highlighted, visit their
, call 202-684-7457 or email at
Free VA Home Loan Workshop
Learn how to use your VA Home Loan Benefits to realize the
American dream of home ownership.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 7 PM
25 Union Avenue,
For Reservations and Information: Call 917-960-4260
This workshop will be held in conjunction
with Project 9 Line and The Sell to a Veteran Organization.
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
MANAGED LONG TERM CARE (MLTC) WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PROGRAM
The Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Workforce Investment Program is part of New York's agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the Medicaid Section 1115 waiver (also knows as the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Demonstration).
On May 25, 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar to kick-off the program with an overview and discussed a timeline and next steps. All relevant materials and information on this program can be found on the 1115 waiver special terms and conditions page on the DOH
ANNUAL UPDATE TO VBP ROADMAP
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the NYS Department of Health annual update to the Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap. The final Roadmap, along with CMS's approval letter, is now available on the DSRIP VBP
. The Roadmap was developed with the critical input of the Value Based Payment Workgroup and other stakeholders, as well as the public through a public comment period. CMS's approval of the Roadmap reaffirms that New York State's Medicaid program is leading the way for the nation to shift towards value based payment and healthcare reform.
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
- Data Visualization Analyst
- Social Worker
- Community Health Associate
- Data Acquisition Specialist
- Performance Management Program Assistant
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