WARM WISHES TO EVERYONE AND SINCERE THANKS
TO ALL OF OUR PARTNERS FOR THEIR
CONTINUED COLLABORATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS!
WE WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A PEACEFUL
AND JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON AND GOOD HEALTH
IN THE NEW YEAR.
JOIN SCC FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING
January 29, 2019
The communities we serve are growing in cultural and linguistic diversity. There is a need to inspire cultural change within organizations.
On January 29, 2019, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, SCC will be holding Cultural Competency and Health Literacy 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 the ability to host training sessions throughout the region. 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 Monday, January 14, 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.
HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
At Suffolk County Community College - Tuition Free
Suffolk Care Collaborative and Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), Office of Continuing Education, are working together to promote programs for community members that will build a workforce pipeline with skills to fill emerging titles and upgrade skills of workers already in the healthcare field.
Click here for information about the Health Information programs, eligibility requirements and contact information.
SURGICAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
New Surgical Technician training program. This one-year program begins January 22, 2019.
Contact Andrea Dunkirk at 631-451-4832 for application, information packet and income eligibility requirements. Click here for more details.
ASTHMA EDUCATOR EXAM REVIEW
The Asthma Coalition of Long Island will be conducting a full-day of asthma knowledge review and test prep to help get you ready for the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam.
Friday, January 11, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Catholic Healthcare Services of Long Island
110 Bi-County Road, #114, Farmingdale, NY
This course is open to those who have previously attended a 2-day Asthma Educator Institute and who intend to sit for the certification exam in the near future. The class is FREE including materials, morning coffee and lunch.
NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE SERVICES (CLAS) REPORT
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a framework and toolkit to guide health care organizations' efforts in evaluating their implementation of the National CLAS Standard. The toolkit distills the elements of the framework and can help guide evaluations across four settings including ambulatory care, behavioral health, hospitals and public health.
to obtain the National CLAS Standards
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
LEARN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
For beginners, classes start January 14, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Islip Public Library. This FREE program is intended for learners 16 years of age and over. To register, contact Adriana LoDolce, Outreach Librarian, 631-581-5933, Ext. 215 or email@example.com.
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.
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 or diabetes. Ongoing registration and information on various programs offered throughout Suffolk, can be found on the SCC Community Bulletin Board
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. Programs start February and March, 2019 at Smithtown Public Library and HRHCare in Shirley. Contact Deborah at 631-853-2928 to sign up. Visit
Suffolk County's website
for more information.
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
JANUARY HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
January 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
NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH
Join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) and encourage people at higher risk for glaucoma to make a resolution for healthy vision in the new year. For all health and community professionals, there is a NEW and improved
Keep Your Vision in the Future
, available for download
. Also available is the
Glaucoma Facts for Community Organizations.
CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from cervical cancer. Use this opportunity to spread the word about important steps women can take to stay healthy. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care. For more information and tools found on the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion website
NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECT PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK - January 22 - January 27, 2019
This week is a health observance for teens that aims to
SHATTER THE MYTHS
about drug and alcohol use. Check out the official
for information and online
PEER SPECIALIST TRAINING AVAILABLE
For People Interested in Volunteering or Working in the Recovery and Wellness Field
This 10 week classroom experience is rooted heavily in human rights and in the values and principles of peer support. Students completing the course will acquire knowledge, experience and skills necessary to offer trauma-informed peer support.
January 8, 2019, and are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Association for Mental Health and Wellness in Ronkonkoma.
Call 631-471-7242, Ext 1323, by December 21, 2019, to apply.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
1115 MRT WAIVER PUBLIC FORUM INFORMATION
Material from the downstate public comment day, held on November 29, 2018, for New York's 1115 waiver program is posted on the DOH website. To view the recording of the live webcast and accompanying transcript, written comments received and presentation, click here.
DSRIP REST OF STATE CBO PLANNING GRANT CONTRACT
The NYS DOH announced the execution of a contract with the Health Community Alliance, Inc. (HCA) for the Rest of State region for the Community Based Organization (CBO) Planning Grant (RFA #17799). The contract with HCA is December 1, 2018, through November 30, 2019. Contact OHIPContracts@health.ny.gov with questions.
NYS DOH COMMENTS ON US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
The NYS Department of Health submitted comments strongly opposing the proposed rule changes as outlined in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled, "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds". Click here to read submitted comments.
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:
- Community Health Associate
- Assistant Director