May 9, 2018
HAPPY 
NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK
 AND 
NATIONAL NURSES WEEK
May 6 - 12, 2018

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THEIR COMMUNITIES 
SAVE THE DATE FOR SCC's NEXT PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING   



Thursday, June 14, 2018
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9 :00 - 11:30 am


Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 

LIFESTYLE COACH TRAINING     
Save the Dates:  September 13 & 14, 2018

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will be offering FREE Lifestyle Coach Training in the evidence-based  National Diabetes Prevention Program.

When:      September 13 & 14, 2018 
                 9 am to 4:30 pm

Where:    Suffolk County Office of Health Education 
                 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Building C-016, Hauppauge, NY

If you are interested in becoming a Lifestyle Coach, contact Debora Rippel at 631-853-2928 or Debora.Rippel@suffolkcountyny.gov for more information and to register. 
NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM 
Free Program to Reduce Risk of Diabetes

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is offering Suffolk County residents who are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes to participate, free of charge, in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).  The program supports moderate behavior changes and has proven to reduce risk in those who are at risk for type-2 diabetes.  DPP is led by a trained lifestyle coach and meets one hour per week for 16 weeks, then monthly for the remainder of the one yea r program.  

Meetings take place on Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bldg. C-106, Hauppauge, NY.  Contact Debora Rippel  at 631-853-2928 or Debora.Rippel@suffolkcountyny.gov for more information and to register. 
MAY HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES

May 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.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK - MAY 13-19, 2018  
During National Women's Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their health. The week serves as a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health leads National Women's Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.  Visit their website to learn more and obtain helpful promotional material.

NATIONAL SKILLED NURSING CARE WEEK - MAY 13-19, 2018

National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America's seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year's theme "Celebrating Life's Stories", serves as a tribute to life's most significant events, relationships and experiences that shape the unique perspectives of residents, families, staff and volunteers in long term and post-acute care.  To download the 2018 NSNCW toolkit to help increase engagement and participation in this observance, click here.  
HEART HEALTH SYMPOSIUM & WELLNESS FAIR


 
See flyer for details about presentations and speakers.  Wellness fair includes vascular screening (pre-registration is encouraged - call 631-444-2041), CPR demonstration, nutrition and fitness consultation and blood pressure screening.  

This event is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information please email Barbara.Poliwoda@heart.org or call 516-962-0801.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

5th ANNUAL VETERAN & FAMILY DAY OF WELLNESS
Free activities for Veterans and their families dealing with post-service transition issues. 
June 9, 2018, check-in starts at 9 am
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches.   
Click here for flyer.  Register here

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH® WORKSHOPS
FREE Diabetes and Chronic Disease self-management programs.
To find convenient workshop locations throughout Suffolk County and register, click  here

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.

JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of Men's Health Month on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  





Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
BECOME A CERTIFIED ASTHMA EDUCATOR 

The Asthma Coalition of Long Island and the Asthma Coalition of Queens will be holding their Asthma Educator Institute for those interested in becoming certified asthma educators.  This course is free, including lunch and materials. 

DATES:           June 20 and June 21, 2018

TIME:              8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

LOCATION:    Molloy Suffolk Center
                        7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY
  
Application priority will be given to coalition member organizations and project teams.  Please apply here by May 25, 2018.  An application does not guarantee registration.  Your spot in the course will be confirmed via email before June 1, 2018.  
SAFETY ASSESSMENT FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION Hand writing Webinar with white marker on transparent wipe board.

The National Council for Behavioral Health will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 1 - 2:30 pm.  

Join National Suicide Prevention Lifeline experts Shye Louis, M.Ed., coordinator of best practices in suicide prevention, and Gillian Murphy, Ph.D., director of standards, training and practices, for the webinar "Person-Centered and Collaborative: New Safety Assessment for Suicide Prevention" to learn more about the Safety Assessment, including how to operationalize it. Bart Andrews, Ph.D., vice president of clinical operations at Behavioral Health Response, both a provider and survivor, will talk about the positive effects it will have on callers.  Register for the webinar here.  
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
DOCTORS ACROSS NEW YORK (DANY) PHYSICIAN LOAN REPAYMENT AND PRACTICE SUPPORT PROGRAMS
A NYS Department of Health grant opportunity has opened for the Doctors Across New York Physician Loan Repayment and Practice Support programs.  This grant  makes funds available to help recruit and encourage physicians to remain in medically underserved areas of the State. Funding is provided in exchange for a physician's commitment to work in an underserved area for a three-year period.  For grant information, application and to view a recorded informational webinar, please click here.   The d eadline to apply for this grant is June 13, 2018, 4:00 pm. 

CALL FOR SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH INNOVATIONS   
The NYS Department of Health (DOH), Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) and Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, is launching a new initiative to identify innovative ideas to effectively address the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) for Medicaid members across New York State. The intent of this 'Call for SDH Innovations' is to solicit input from interested parties across the state and around the country.  Innovations will be reviewed by a team of healthcare experts identified by the DOH. Top innovations will receive special recognition; however, all innovations, with the consent of the submitting organization, will be shared publicly.
 
Later this fall, the DOH will host a Social Determinants of Health Innovation Summit that will allow the applicants with the best solutions to pitch their product or idea to a panel of expert judges and audience members. It will be a chance for top healthcare professionals and investors who are focused on driving transformational change, to hear new and exciting ways to improve health outcomes for millions of New Yorkers on Medicaid. At the summit, winners of each category will be honored with a '2018 SDH Health Innovation Award'.
 
While there is no funding from the State available for this initiative, it is a chance for innovative companies and organizations to receive exposure to key healthcare decision makers including, but not limited to, healthcare providers, Managed Care Organizations and DSRIP Performing Provider Systems.
 
Innovations are due by 5:00 pm, June 15, 2018.  The Call for Social Determinants of Health Innovation application is available here .   Questions can be sent to SDH@health.ny.gov .

DSRIP DY3 Q3 REPORTS
The Independent Assessor (IA) has completed its reviews of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program Year 3, Quarter 3 reports, covering Performing Provider Systems (PPS) activity from October 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Beginning with this quarterly report, the first and third quarterly reports for the remaining DSRIP years will focus on PPS updates on funds flow and partner engagement. Full PPS progress updates will be included in the second and fourth quarterly reports of each remaining DSRIP year.
 
The fourth quarterly report for DSRIP Year 3 was due from the PPS's on April 30, 2018, and the IA will complete final adjudication by June 30, 2018. The results of the fourth quarterly report will be released in early July.   The DY3 Q3 reports for each PPS can be accessed through the PPS section of the DSRIP website here .   If you have any questions, please contact dsrip@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. Administrative Assistant
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.