September 14, 2016
The NYSDOH has announced the Long Island Value Based Payment Bootcamps registration, please register today, seating is limited!
Registration for the Value Based Payment (VBP) Bootcamp Series in Region 5 (Queens and Long Island) is now open. Registration is required to attend these sessions in person and can be accessed here:
  • Session 1 - September 27th: Introduction to VBP. Registration will close on 9/20.
  • Session 2 - October 19th: Contracting and Risk Management. Registration will close on 10/12.
  • Session 3 - October 26th: Performance Measurement. Registration will close on 10/19.
For those who are unable to attend the Bootcamps, Sessions 1, 2, and 3 of Region 1 (Capital region, Mid-Hudson, and the Southern Tier) have been webcast live and are available for playback at any time here. While recorded in Region 1, the content is applicable statewide. In addition, the presentation materials from each session can be accessed in the VBP Library.
For a complete repository of information related to the VBP Bootcamp series, please visit the VBP Bootcamps webpage.
The Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC), in partnership with the Suffolk Care Collaborative and the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System are hosting a Building Bridges: Communications, Data & Networking Event this October 2016 for community leaders, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, care managers, discharge planners and providers.
This will be an opportunity for all organizations who serve community members in Nassau and Suffolk and those who attended the LIHC Community-Based Organization Summit events in February 2016 and the Suffolk County DSRIP Collaborative CCHL Community Breakfast in November 2014 to network, discuss community improvement strategies and obtain a communication tool that will improve the work you are doing to serve communities on Long Island.
The two events are scheduled for Wednesday October 5, 2016 9-11:30am at Hofstra University and Thursday October 20, 2016 9-11:30am at Riverhead Fire Department. Please feel free to attend the date most convenient for you.
Click here to access the event flyer, to register, visit:  If you have any questions, please contact the Long Island Health Collaborative at:
The SCC is supporting and promoting referrals to the New York State (NYS) Smokers' Quitline through provider electronic health record (EHR) systems under DSRIP Project 3bi, Cardiovascular Health Wellness & Self-Management Program (CWSP).
Our partners at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Dr. Rachel Boykan and colleagues, have published a journal featuring implementation of the Opt-to-Quit™ program.  The goal of the study was to first, incorporate and implement the policy-driven Opt-to-Quit™ program into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and second, to increase the number of referrals that were being made to the NYS Smokers' Quitline from the EHR at Stony Brook Children's. Working with the Stony Brook IT department, the team was able to successfully integrate and securely transfer quitline referrals to the NYS Smokers' Quitline via the EHR for parents and family members of children admitted to the hospital and seen in the Emergency Department.
Results of the study revealed an immediate increase in quitline referrals (by 62%) in the Stony Brook Area, where no referrals had been made prior to the study. Additionally, data from the NYS Smokers' Quitline showed that of the patients who were referred, 44% were reached, and 22% were enrolled in quitline services. As evidenced by this study, implementation of the Opt-to-Quit™ program has significantly improved referrals to the NYS Smokers' Quitline and can be sustainable over time.
Click here to access the feature: Implementation of an Inpatient Electronic Referral System (Opt to Quit™) From the Electronic Health Record to the New York State Smokers' Quitline: First Steps, Boykan et al. 2016.
Boykan, R, Milana, C, Propper, G, Bax, P, Celestino, P. Implementation of an inpatient electronic referral system (Opt to Quit) from the electronic health record to the New York State Smokers' Quitline: first steps. Hospital Pediatrics. 2016; 6(9): 545-551. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2016-0004
The SCC is honored to be collaborative partner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services' "Learn to be... Tobacco Free" Campaign in cooperation with NYS OASAS.
The Treating Tobacco Dependence Training program is targeted to providers who are interested in obtaining education on how to facilitate Community Cessation Programs. We recommend CASACs, social workers and nurses working with the behavioral health and substance abuse populations register for this training.
October 21, 2016
Suffolk Care Collaborative
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Food and beverages will be served to all trainees participating. Please register today by completing the registration form and returning it to Wanda Ortiz via email at
Click here to access the training registration form! Registration closes October 7th! 
Join us during National Mental Health Awareness Week for an instructive and didactic workshop on the Social Determinants of Mental Health.

This presentation will provide an overview of the social determinants of mental health, review the evidence of mental health inequities in the United States, and consider solutions to addressing the social determinants of mental health from a policy perspective.
Tuesday October 4, 2016
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, NY 11747
This is a free event. For those requiring Social Work Continuing Education Credit, a $20 fee will be charged.

Space is limited; registration is required. Please click here to register today!
Preventing & Reducing Adverse Drug Events: Improvement Cycle Launch
Announcement from Anne Myrka, RPh, MAT, Director, DrugHand writing Webinar with white marker on transparent wipe board. Safety at IPRO about the Preventing and Reducing Adverse Drug Events (PARADE): Improvement Cycle Launch Initiative,  designed to reduce Adverse Drug Events. IPRO's Drug Safety team is hosting a webinar on 9/27/16, 1-2pm to launch the next six-month improvement cycle of PARADE initiative. I nstructions for registering for the webinar can be found here
The initiative assists organizations examine their medication reconciliation and management processes. Organizations who have participated in prior PARADE cycles have found it very beneficial for their patients/residents and organizations. The initiative includes distributing evidence-based tools and resources to help facilities and care transition communities improve medication reconciliation and Anticoagulation Discharge Communication. IPRO's new tools includes Diabetes Management Discharge Communication (DMDC) and Pain Management Discharge Communication (PMDC). 
Intended audience: Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, institutional leadership, quality directors and other healthcare providers within all care settings are invited to participate (hospitals, nursing homes, primary care practices, home health care agencies/services, pharmacies, consultant pharmacists, adult homes/assisted living, etc.). All skilled nursing facility partners participating in the SCC's INTERACT Program are encouraged to participate.
The New York State Department of Health will be hosting a follow-up Advanced Primary Care (APC) model webinar on Thursday, September 29th from 11:00am - 12:00pm. The purpose of this webinar is to update PPSs on the APC model, including milestones, technical assistance vendors, and the transformation database. The presentation will be given by the Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS), and it is recommended for all partners participating in teams transforming practices to either APC or NCQA 2014 Level 3 PCMH. To register for the online event click here.  
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The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. Whenever new opportunities become available, they will be posted here.
Current job openings:
  1. Updated: Director, Clinical Programs Innovation
  2. Program Assistant
  3. Project Manager: PCMH Practice Facilitation
  4. Care Manager
  5. Data Integration Analyst
  6. Data Analyst
  7. Social Worker
  8. Project Manager: DSRIP Programs  
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.