14TH ANNUAL TAKING THE ROAD TO ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE
The Health of Women, Infants and Children...Reflects the Health of a Nation
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with Bureau of Public Health Nursing, Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative (MICHC) Program & Smart Start Suffolk present:
14th Annual Taking the Road to Eliminate Health Disparities Conference
"The Health of Women, Infants and Children...Reflects the Health of a Nation" A Look at Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Touro College Law Center
225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY
Main Conference Goal:
To educate professionals and community members on the disparities & inequities that exist in maternal and child health outcomes, especially for people of color, while highlighting recommendations that can assist in mitigating these inequities.
This event is free and requires registration.
Click here for details and to register
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Would you like to host a workshop at your location?
Community Engagement Network and the Long Island Health Collaborative are offering the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), a six-week interactive workshop that provides hands-on interactive and fun education for people and their families or care partners who are living with chronic conditions. To make arrangements to host at your location, contact Janice Hidalgo at 917-648-6528.
JOIN SCC FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING
The communities we serve are growing in cultural and linguistic diversity. There is a need to inspire cultural change within organizations.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, SCC will be holding Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (CCHL) 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 will be able to provide training sessions. 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 Tuesday, November 26, 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
ADULT AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING
The Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering free Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. This training is an 8 hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Friday, November 15, 2019
9 am - 5 pm
Crossroads Corporate Park
1393 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Sponsored by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Saturday, November 23, 2019
9 am - 5 pm
Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street,
Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington
ENGAGING SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH FAITH-BASED PARTNERSHIPS
Webinar Presented by SAMHSA's Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Technical Assistance Center
DATE & TIME: November 14, 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar will provide information that will help participants to engage, educate, inform and partner with faith-based leaders, non-profit organizations and communities in support of and responding to the behavioral health needs of Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF). It will provide information about how to access some of the important tools and resources available to better form partnerships and serve SMVF and their caregivers.
Healthcare providers, peers and faith-based representatives serving or wishing to serve SMVF from city, county, state, territory and tribal behavioral health systems.
For more details and to register,
SUPPORTING THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF YOUTH
Treatment Applications and Special Populations
Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Radisson Long Island Hotel, Hauppauge, NY
This workshop presented by Association for Mental Health and Wellness will overview the philosophy, treatment targets and modes of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), including specific adaptations for outpatient, inpatient and eating disorder day treatment settings.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care grants.
The purpose of this program is to:
- Promote full integration and collaboration in clinical practice between primary and behavioral healthcare
- Support the improvement of integrated care models for primary care and behavioral health care to improve the overall wellness and physical health status of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) or children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED)
- Promote and offer integrated care services related to screening, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental and substance use disorders, and co-occurring physical health conditions and chronic diseases
December 10, 2019.
NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM NOW COVERED
New York State Medicaid
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is now a covered benefit for NY Medicaid members. NYS Department of Health will hold a kick-off webinar on
November 13, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:30 am to provide information and details about the new benefit.
Topics will include:
- Overview of the NYS Medicaid Program's coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program
- NYS Medicaid provider enrollment
- NYS Medicaid reimbursement/billing
FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE'S DASH CENTER
Offering Those in Crisis an Opportunity to Take the First Step on Their Journey to a Better Life
Every day thousands of Long Islanders face the reality of living with the challenges and stigma of mental illness and addiction. Available to those 5 years of age and above, Family Service League's Diagnostic, Assessment, and Stabilization Hub (DASH) is a unique treatment model and healthcare service that both saves lives and improves quality of life for those in crisis. DASH is Long Island's only 24 hour, 7 day a week, year-round crisis care center.
In the first six months of operation, over 2,500 individuals have been treated. The DASH hotline (631-952-3333) has received over 5,000 calls. The Mobile Response Team (MRT) division of DASH, delivers much needed portable crisis care and has assessed over 700 individuals by responding to locations throughout the community such as schools, businesses and private residents.
To learn more
click here to view the DASH video
If you or someone you love is suffering with a mental health crisis call the DASH Crisis Care Hotline at 631-952-3333.
SECOND ANNUAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
"Recognizing and Assessing Cognitive Impairment"
Presented by Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease
Friday, November 15, 2019
8:00 am - 11:00 am
NOVEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
November provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness. Below are links to resources for the respective health recognition topics being observed throughout the month. Click on the topics to find resources to help start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community.
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
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, is focusing this year's campaign on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Use the toolkit
to learn more and find useful resources, such as videos, infographics, flyers, etc. Diabet
es wellness & self-management resources can be found on SCC's Community Engagement webpage.
LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
November is a time to raise awareness about lung cancer, highlight 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
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
The theme for National Family Caregivers Month is #BeCareCurious. Family caregivers want their loved ones to have the best care possible. Caregivers are encouraged to ask questions, explore options and share in the care decisions that affect the health and well-being of their loved ones. The Caregiver Action Network has resources to help caregivers on their website here.
NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH
This year's theme is "It's About How You Live." Hospice and palliative care programs across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. Hospice is not a place but high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Palliative care brings this holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. To find more information, visit the National PACE Association's website.
CORPORATE COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS WEEK
This year will be the 15th annual Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week celebration, November 3-9, 2019.
Recognizing this week is a good way to raise awareness and call attention to the topic of compliance and the importance of maintaining an ethical culture in your organization. Visit the Health Care Compliance Association's website for ideas, resources and learn how
other organizations are celebrating
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
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. 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. Visit
Suffolk County's website
Deborah at 631-853-2928
for more information and program schedule.
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, including job opportunities, which will be posted free of charge for 30 days. To request to post on our bulletin board, click
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
ELECTRONIC VISIT VERIFICATION SOLUTIONS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
The NYSDOH has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit input from vendors regarding Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) solutions. This information will assist the State with identifying EVV procedures and systems that address and reflect, to the maximum extent possible, feedback received from stakeholders, while also complying with EVV requirements.
The RFI can be found here.