November 7, 2018
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT SCC PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING
Friday, December 14, 2018
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY
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The NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH) announced the availability of funding to  implement the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).  CSFP works to improve the health of  low-income residents 60 years of age and older by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods  provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

The DOH is seeking  applications from agencies to determine eligibility of applicants, manage participant caseload, receive and store USDA commodities, distribute supplemental foods and provide nutrition education and health care referrals to eligible participants.

Applications are due January 10, 2019, 4:00 pmClick here to view details of this grant opportunity.
TREATING TOBACCO DEPENDENCE  




Suffolk Care Collaborative and Suffolk County Department of Health Services hosting 
"Learn to Be...  Tobacco Free" Training Program
  
December 18, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Suffolk Care Collaborative
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY

6.75 CASAC Credits available.   Contact Wanda.Ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov for more information.  

Click here for registration form.  Registration deadline:  December 7, 2018
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Evaluation of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is in the process of identifying and evaluating three evidence-based lifestyle interventions for controlling high blood pressure and preventing cardiovascular disease. They are interested in identifying programs in the field that show promise, but have not yet undergone a comprehensive evaluation focusing on lifestyle changes.

The deadline to submit nominations is November 9, 2018.  For further details and contact information, please click here for the flyer.
HANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND (HALI) COMMUNITY WELLNESS AND RECOVERY CENTER  

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm peer educators from Breast and Prostate Peer Education Project will be available to provide free education to men and women about breast and prostate cancer.   Learn about no cost screenings.  

Join HALI at 159 Brightside Avenue, Central Islip.   Click here for the detailed flyer.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Presented by Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

SAVE THE DATE



Monday, November 19, 2018
12:00 to 2:00 PM

Stony Brook Medicine
Health Sciences Tower, Galleria Level 3
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook

Presenters
Sean Clouston, PhD
Early Detection of Latent Pathology Causing Cognitive Decline and Dementia in the General Population and in World Trade Center Responders

Nikhil Palekar, MD
Understanding the Structure and Function of the Cholinergic System in Normal Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Dmitry Goldgaber, MD
Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT :  Daphne.Perry@stonybrookmedicine.edu | 631-632-3074
NOVEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES

November provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness.  Listed below are several resources to help community leaders and healthcare providers start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community they serve.

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.

NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH
More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes and 84 million are at risk, totaling nearly half of the U.S. adult population.  In recognition of American Diabetes Month, The American Diabetes Association's ®   campaign  highlights the personal stories of people impacted by diabetes, which will be shared throughout the month via diabetes.org/everydayrealityYouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Additional diabetes resources can be found on SCC's Community Engagement webpage on the Diabetes Wellness and Self-management tab here.

LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
November  is a time to raise awareness about lung cancer, why lung health is important and help make a difference. American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE is uniting people across the country to stand together against lung cancer--the #1 cancer killer of women and men--by encouraging them to share their voice.  Additional lung cancer resources can be found on SCC's Community Engagement webpage on the Cancer Screening and Awareness tab here.  

NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America  is encouraging individuals to be proactive about their brain health and wellness by getting a free, confidential memory screening this November as part of Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Memory Screening Month.  To find out more about memory screening and who should be screened  click here.  

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability.  Visit the National Alliance for Caregiving website for toolkits and programs being offered this month.  

NATIONAL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH
My Hospice. A Program that Works. A Benefit that Matters. is National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's theme for November's National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2018.  It was designed to complement the My Hospice Campaign launched earlier this year.  For resources and outreach material visit the website here.  
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

CANDY COLLECTION
November 2 - 10, 2018 
Patchogue YMCA will host a collection box for those who want to donate Halloween candy.  Inspirational candy bags are created from the donations and given out with hot meals served on Thanksgiving day on the streets of Harlem.  Last year due to generous donations, 4,000 candy bags were given out Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For more information contact Mary Ann - 917-763-3731, msagritalo@optonline.net.

HALI COMMUNITY WELLNESS & RECOVERY CENTER CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING
November 17, 2018, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, 159 Brightside Avenue, Central Islip.
Ages 18 and over are invited for free Thanksgiving dinner, music and entertainment. 
RSVP:  631-234-1925.

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 by clicking here.




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION OFFERING TWO GRANTS

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services is offering up to $95,000 to support the 2019 Statewide Consumer Network Program, with the goal of improving efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership and peer engagement strategies statewide. Learn more and apply by December 24, 2018.

SAMHSA is also offering up to $14,130,226 in grants to support the Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults With Serious Mental Disorders Program with the goal of improving access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness.  Learn more and apply by December 21, 2018.
SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION OF LONG ISLAND
 
11th Annual Symposium - Putting the Pieces Together Strategies for 
Suicide Prevention
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Melville Marriott Hotel
1350 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Melville
Keynote Speaker:  
Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer,  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP
Free Workshops for Those Grieving 

Sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice to offer support, education and strategies to cope with loss of a loved one during the holiday season.  All community members welcome.
  
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center
200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson


Registration required.  Contact:  
Diane McNamara, LCSW-R - 631-828-7636

Monday, November 12, 2018, 
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Good Shepherd Hospice Admin. Building
110 Bi-County Blvd., Suite 114, Farmingdale

Registration required.  Contact:  
Carolyn Lisi Haas, LCSW-R - 631-828-7629


VALUE BASED PAYMENT WEBINAR FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERSHand writing Webinar with white marker on transparent wipe board.

Join the National Council for Behavioral Health on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, for VBP: Adoption Rates, Policy Pitfalls and Provider Readiness.  
During this webinar, speakers will discuss trends and current approaches in adopting VBP models, lessons learned and what behavioral health organizations can do to adopt a culture of value amid uncertainty.

Speakers:
  • Nina Marshall, Assistant Vice President of Healthcare Finance, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Richard Edley, President and CEO, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA)
  • Echo Shumaker-Pruitt, Vice President of Quality Improvement and Data Analytics, The Mental Health Association of Westchester
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
NYS's 1115 WAIVER PUBLIC COMMENT DAY AND DSRIP PAOP MEETING
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) will be holding the downstate public comment day for New York's 1115 waiver program on November 29, 2018, at The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029 in the Reading Room on the 3rd floor.  The day will begin with a working session of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP) followed by a public comment opportunity.  Written public comment may be submitted through December 7, 2018, to 1115waivers@health.ny.gov.  Please include "1115 Public Forum Comment" in the subject line.

The meeting will be webcast live on the DOH  website and will be open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Individuals who wish to provide comment in person are asked to register on-site no later than 2:00pm that day and will speak in their order of registration. Please limit comments to 5 minutes per presenter to ensure that all public comments may be heard.   Following the meeting, the DOH will post a transcript of the public comment day and submitted written public comments here .

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR THE DAY
10:00 - 12:30
DSRIP PAOP Working Session
12:30 - 1:00
Break
1:00 - 4:00
Public Comment
4:00 - 4:10
Wrap-up

NYS DOH 1115 WAIVER AMENDMENT COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED
On September 12, 2018, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) submitted to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) a proposal to amend the NYS's Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Medicaid Redesign Plan.  The proposed 1115 waiver amendment seeks to implement 2018-19 Budget actions to 1) impose a 12-month lock-in period on enrollees of partial capitation Managed Long Term Care plans, and 2) to limit the partial capitation nursing home benefit for long-term stay (also called permanently placed) enrollees to three months following exhaustion of Medicare benefits.  
 
To provide stakeholders additional time to comment on the proposed amendment, the DOH is accepting comments for an additional thirty days, or until November 23, 2018. Comments can be submitted via email to mltcinfo@health.ny.gov.  In the subject line please indicate Proposed NH Benefit/Lock In 1115 Amendment Comments.

MRT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM VIDEO
The Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) has released a new video featuring New York State's Deputy Medicaid Director, Elizabeth Misa. The video highlights the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Supportive Housing Program and the significant investment that New York State has made in addressing the Social Determinants of Health.   To learn more and watch the full video, click here.    

**REMINDER**  ADVANCE CARE PLANNING REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
The NYS DOH is initiating a comprehensive review of the advance care planning process, including any necessary changes to NYS documents (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), Nonhospital Do Not Resuscitate and Health Care Proxy forms) used during this process.  Access  the Advance Care Planning Request for Information (RFI) here.   Please send comments and recommendations to ALTCteam@health.ny.gov no later than November 16, 2018.

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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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