December 5, 2018
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE SCC QUARTERLY 
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018

Program

Health and Recovery Program (HARP)
and
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
 
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Sustaining Change in the Community:
The Underage Drinking Prevention Program
Cierra Corbett, MA
Prevention Specialist, Family Service League
 
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Measuring Success and Identifying Opportunity
Kevin Bozza, MPA, FACHE, CPHQ, RHIT
Chief of Operations, VP Population Health Management Services, SCC

Registration 8:30 am

Program 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY

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.  All of these opportunities are tuition free for eligible applicants. 

TECH-HIRE HEALTH INFORMATION BOOT CAMP
Students will participate in classroom and online instruction to develop career skills for the healthcare field through a Tech Hire workforce grant. This course is designed to prepare students with practical knowledge, introduce the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and complete a module that will introduce them to the Community Health Care Worker career. Students will earn a National Workforce Readiness Credential and will be prepared to take the Health IT online course, making them eligible for the HIMSS Health IT certification.  

TECH-HIRE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Students will participate in online instruction to develop career skills for Health IT workforce roles in a variety of healthcare settings and will  be prepared and receive a voucher to take the certification exam administered by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS). Students will receive career counseling and develop a portfolio. 

Click here for Tech-Hire programs informational flyer, 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.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Free to Suffolk County Residents At-Risk for Developing Type-2 Diabetes

Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, announced the county will be offering free diabetes prevention programs for residents at-risk for developing type-2 diabetes.  The Diabetes Prevention Program, which is supported by the Center for Disease Control, is led by a trained lifestyle coach.  Meetings take place one hour per week for 16 weeks, then bi-weekly for two months, and monthly for the remainder of the one year.  

Contact Debora at 631-853-2928 to sign up for one of the below programs:

SMITHTOWN
Smithtown Public Library
One North Country Road, Smithtown
Mondays - February 25 through June 24, 2019
TIME:  6:00 - 7:15 PM

SHIRLEY
HRHCare Marilyn Shellabarger Family Health Center
550 Montauk Highway, Shirley
Fridays - March 1 through June 14, 2019
TIME:  3:00 - 4:15 PM

For more information or to find out if you are at-risk for diabetes, visit the Diabetes Prevention Program page on Suffolk County's website or call 631-853-3162. 
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 f or registration form,  deadline December 7, 2018
MOBILE HEALTH UNIT - HRHCARE COMMUNITY HEALTH

HRHCare Mobile Health Unit offers these services:   


Every Tuesday
1:30 to 5:00 pm
Hands Across Long Island Inc. (HALI)
159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY


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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

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.   Click here 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 here.  

MALL WALKING CLUB
Co-sponsored by Stony Brook University Hospital, the Mall Walkers Club meets  at the Smith Haven Mall Food Court the last Wednesday of the month, 8 am for complimentary snack and blood pressure screening and informative lecture at 9 am. For brochure and membership application click here.  For more information, call (631) 444-4000.

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.
DECEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES

December 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.

WORLD AIDS DAY - DECEMBER 1, 2018
World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.  Visit the Center for Disease Control's website for important HIV/AIDS resources.

NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK
The National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2-9, 2018, is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.  You can help in promoting the ongoing flu vaccine efforts by using the free resources on the Center for Disease Control's website.  Find out "What's New this Flu Season"  here.  

The Asthma Coalition of Long Island shared in their newsletter findings on e-cigarette use from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The survey noted a sharp increase in e-cigarette use by middle and high school students in the last year.  

The findings include increases in:
  • Use of e-cigarettes by both groups
  • Frequency of use
  • Flavored e-cigarette use
  • Overall tobacco use (driven by the significant increase in e-cigarette use)
The full report can be found on the Center for Disease Control's website.
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES Grants  - Word on Folder Register of Card Index. Selective Focus. Catalog Concept.

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.
                                         
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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.

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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 pm.   Click here to view details of this grant opportunity.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 VBP/QARR MEASURE SPECIFICATIONS
The NYS Department of Health has released the draft technical  specifications for newly proposed quality measures for both the 2019 Value Based Payment (VBP) Quality Measure Set and the 2019 Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements (QARR).  Feedback on the proposed new measures and comments related to the measure intent and measure feasibility are encouraged.

The draft technical specifications, the New York State Value Sets and the Public Comment Submission Form are posted on the DOH website, located on the VBP Quality Measures tab. Comments and questions specifically relating to the measures should be submitted in writing via the Public Comment Submission Form and sent via email to vbp@health.ny.gov by December 21, 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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