July 24, 2017
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT 
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY

SCC LEADERSHIP PRESENTS WITH ENGLAND'S NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

On July 18, 2017, the NYS Department of Health (DOH) DSRIP team held a Compare and Contrast webinar with National Health Services England (NHS).  The session was entitled, Outcomes Based Commissioning with NHS England New Care Models Programme & New York Performing Provider Systems.  The DSRIP team has had a "partnering" relationship with the NHS in the United Kingdom around very similar activities in health transformation, as the PPS provides similar functions as their Vanguard counterparts. The session compared and contrasted the work of the Vanguards and NSH England with the PPS and NYS DOH on outcome based payments.  Presentations were made by NYS DOH's DSRIP Program Director, Peggy Chan, and Office of Patient Safety & Quality, Melissa Lurie, SCC leaders, Linda S. Efferen, MD, MBA, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, and Kevin Bozza, MPA, FACHE, CPHQ, RHIT, and NHS England and the Dudley Vanguard. Here are the respective presentations: SCC Presentation; DOH Presentation.
REPORT ON NURSING FACILITY ELECTRONIC SOLUTIONS AND CARE TRANSITIONS
Presented by Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and its affiliate, the GNYHA Foundation

GNYHA and GNYHA Foundation are pleased to present the New York-Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations (NY-RAH): 2017 Nursing Facility Electronic Solutions Report.  The report discusses the use of health information technology to improve transitions of care between hospitals and nursing facilities and is based on a survey conducted of the nursing facilities participating in the NY-RAH project (the list of 60 participating facilities is included in the report). 

For the full report, click here
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES HOSTING HEALTHY SUNDAYS EVENTS
Preventive health screenings and education for medically underserved communities on Long Island.  Health education material, refreshments and children's activities will be part of the event. The schedule of upcoming events through December can be found here.
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT - NORTH BELLPORT AREA
Victory Church of God is planning a Community Outreach Event and is looking for participants to assist and volunteer.  Event scheduled to be held August 19-20.  At this event there will be activities for children, school supplies distribution, health screenings and more. Health care and health services are needed to participate.  Please contact Camille Seaton at 631-654-9284, Ext. 5 if you can assist or donate.  See flyer for additional details. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING - FREE
Free 2-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is presented by Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc. and Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island.
July 31 & August 1, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Register by email at Rspina@mhanc.org. See flyer for details.




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for an entire list of upcoming events and resources.
FREE WEBINAR: EXPLORING AND INVOLVING A PERSON'S CIRCLE OF SUPPORT TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH AND RECOVERY
Presented by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

Exploring and involving a member of a client or patient's social network requires skills that are often not taught in school. Join presenters Tony Salerno, PhD, National Council for Behavioral Health and Barbara Green, PSA Behavioral Health Agency for a free webinar on  July 26, 2017, who will provide an overview of the steps involved in the 'Consumer C entered Family Consultation (CCFC)' approach and the tools available to support staff.

CCFC, which is rooted in principles of recovery, is an easy to use approach that assists staff to engage consumers in identifying:
  • Who they would like to assist them with achieving a specific recovery or wellness goal
  • How to reach out and invite the family or another person in the consumer's network to a session
  • How to successfully facilitate a session with the consumer, the identified support person and the staff person.
Click here to register for the webinar on July 26, 2017, 3:00 - 4:30 pm.  
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Apply by August 1, 2017

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 cooperative agreement funds for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  View grant opportunity here
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

VALUE BASED PAYMENT (VBP) INNOVATOR PROGRAM
The VBP Innovator Program Application Packet has been released and is posted on the Department of Health website

The VBP Innovator Program will support experienced VBP contractors who are continuing to chart the path into value based payments. It is a voluntary program for VBP contractors prepared to participate in VBP Level 2 (full risk or near full risk) or Level 3 Total Care for General Population and/or Subpopulation arrangements. By taking on further management and administrative functions, contractors approved as Innovators will be eligible for an increased premium pass through.
 
If you are a VBP contractor who is ready to apply to the VBP Innovator Program and would like assistance in the application process, please contact Debra Mosher at Debra.Mosher@health.ny.gov  by close of business Monday, July 24.  

NEW YORK'S 1115 WAIVER PROGRAMS PUBLIC COMMENT DAYS
The Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce dates for the 2017 Public Comment Days on New York's 1115 Waiver programs.
 
The 1115 waiver is designed to permit New York to use a managed care delivery system to deliver benefits to Medicaid recipients, create efficiencies in the Medicaid program, and enable the extension of coverage to certain individuals who would otherwise be without health insurance.  In addition, New York's goals in implementing the 1115 waiver include improving access to health services and better health outcomes for New Yorkers through multiple programs. More information on the 1115 waiver and its programs can be found on the DOH website. The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program is a significant waiver initiative, and members of the DSRIP Project Approval and Oversight Panel (PAOP) will join DOH staff to hear feedback provided by members of the public and stakeholders on these Public Comment Days. Feedback on all waiver programs is welcomed.
 
The Upstate Public Comment Day will be held on August 14, 2017, in Albany at the SUNY Albany School of Public Health (1 University Pl, Rensselaer), from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Any updates related to the forum will be sent via the MRT Listserv. Any written public comment may be submitted through August 23, 2017, to1115waivers@health.ny.gov.  Please include "1115 Public Forum Comment" in the subject line.
 
These meetings will be webcast live and will be open to the public. Registration will begin at 12:30pm and no pre-registration is required. Individuals who wish to provide comment will be asked to register on site and will speak in their order of registration. Public Comment will not be grouped by topic. The tentative agenda for the day is as follows:

   
Kindly keep all comments to the limit of 5 minutes per presenter to ensure that all public comments may be heard.  Please direct all questions to 1115waivers@health.ny.gov
The  Downstate Public Comment Day is scheduled for  November 16, 2017. Further information regarding the forum's program and location will be announced closer to the event.
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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. Director, Care Transition Innovation
  2. Director, Clinical Programs Innovation
  3. Care Manager
  4. Social Worker
  5. Community Health Associate
  6. Project Manager, Practice Transformation
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.