September 10, 2018
JOIN US FOR SUFFOLK CARE COLLABORATIVE'S 
QUARTERLY PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING


Thursday, September 20, 2018

***Please Make Special Note That This Meeting is 
Taking Place at a   New Location***

Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY

Program
True Population Health in the Context of Value Based Payment
Ryan Ashe, Director of Medicaid Payment Reform
NYS Department of Health
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Family Service League's Crisis Services Continuum 
Jeff Steigman, PsyD, Chief Administrative Officer 

Christine Racine, PhD, Senior Director of Clinics 

Jessica Acquino, LCSW-R, Director, DASH (Diagnostic, Assessment and Stabilization Hub)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Leveraging Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)
Alerts to Improve Outcomes
William Bishop, MHA, Director, Clinical Programs Innovation, SCC 

Diana Cappabianca, RN, Education and Care Coordinator, 
Meeting House Lane Medical Practice, PC
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Registration starts at 8:30 AM
Program 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

NEW YORK STATE PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH) PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM
Nati onal Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the creator of the nation's leading PCMH program, in collaboration with the NYS Department of Health developed a customized PCMH Recognition Program.  This program supports the state's initiative to improve primary care through the medical home model and promote the Triple Aim: better health, lower costs and better patient experience.

Click here to explore SCC's website for updated NYS PCMH Resources and Quick Links.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH AND BEYOND

The American Association of Suicidology's (AAS) campaign to recognize National Suicide Prevention Month (September) and Week (starts September 9) focuses on awareness and education every day of the year. AAS is marking the launch of the campaign with a new website - aas365.org.  The site features resources for suicide prevention groups, organizations and media professionals across the country, encouraging them to participate in National Suicide Prevention Month activities while also creating long-term efforts and initiatives.
 
"As we're all well aware from the unfortunate and high-profile celebrity suicides of this summer, this public health crisis affects people every day and not necessarily during any particular month. We need to recognize that anyone can be at risk of suicide at anytime and we need to be more proactive in our efforts at every level," said Colleen Creighton, Executive Director of AAS. Read the entire press release 
here.
WHAT'S NEW WITH THE NEW YORK STATE SMOKERS' QUITLINE
Educational Webinar 

Join members of the Quitline's team for a free, hour-long educational webinar.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 2:00 PM
-or-
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 8:00 AM

Learning Objectives:
  • A demonstration of the enhanced nysmokefree.com, including the new Online News Room, which launched in August 2018
  • Results of the Quitline's 2018 Healthcare Provider Communication Preferences Survey
  • A brief overview of the Quitline's Patient Referral Programs, including the benefits of including patient referrals as a continuum of care
SAID NO TEEN EVER 
New Public Service Announcement

One in five young people lives with a mental health or substance use challenge, yet few reach out for support.  As youth across America head back to school this season, Mental Health First Aid USA has released a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) - Said No Teen Ever - to underscore the value of Youth Mental Health First Aid. Watch four individual PSAs to highlight mental health challenges that young people experience every day like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm.  
TELEHEALTH AND DATA ANALYTICS OF THE FUTURE
Biomedical Informatics CME Bootcamp

Stony Brook Medicine Biomedical Informatics and Stony Brook Medicine Telehealth will be hosting Telehealth and Data Analytics of the Future. 
 
Friday, October 12, 2018
9 am - 5 pm
Charles B. Wang Center Theater
Stony Brook University
100 Nicholls Road, Stony Brook
 
The future of medicine will depend on digital platforms rapidly evolving and growing today in telehealth and data analytics.   As the future of telehealth evolves, remote patient monitoring will provide a cloud of health information systems that use algorithms to process these data streams and alert healthcare teams of trends and values that signify potential problems and require healthcare provider analysis and possible intervention.  
 
This event is free and open to all medical and healthcare professionals.  6.0 CME credits available.  
Community word cloud with magnifying glass, concept
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 through 2018.  

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.

SEPTEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observances being recognized throughout the month of September on  our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here .   Below is a list as a reminder of a few:

National Childhood Obesity Month
Healthy Aging Month
National Cholesterol Education Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Month
National Recovery Month




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
WORKSHOPS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS
Earn 2 Free CEU Credits

September 27, 2018, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Caregiver!  How to Keep Your Peace of Mind
Arbors Assisted Living of Hauppauge | 1740 Expressway Dr. S, Hauppauge

October 18, 2018, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Providing Care:  The Entitlements and Community Resources
Arbors Assisted Living of Bohemia | 1065 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia

RSVP to Glora Matos, 631-424-2800, Ext., 314, or email gloria@tullyelderlaw.com
NEW YORKERS ADVANCING SUICIDE PREVENTION
3rd Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference

September 20 & 21, 2018
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

Plenary Speakers:

Leah Harris, Peer Integration Strategist, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
TRAUMA-INFORMED SUICIDE PREVENTION:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO WE GET THERE?

Co-Chairs of Governor Cuomo's Suicide Prevention Task Force
Christopher Tavella, PhD, Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYS Office of Mental Health
Peter Wyman, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine
FINDINGS FROM THE GOVERNOR'S SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE

Make reservations here or call 518-869-8100.
LOOKING TO RECRUIT STAFF?      opportunity_words.jpg

Northwell Health is currently seeking partner agencies interested in hiring entry-level, non-clinical healthcare staff through a new workforce development program.  The program,  From the Community, For the Community, was developed by Northwell Health and funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. 

The training consists of a no-cost, seven-week program that equips talented, committed individuals with the necessary transferable skills to be successful front-line public health workers. The program offers participants a stipend, a mentor to support professional development and skills like motivational interviewing and patient navigation. Community based organizations, 
public sector agencies and provider practices who are interested in receiving support with recruitment and training for non-clinical care coordination, patient navigation or outreach/health education staff may contact Nuzhat Quaderi at nquaderi@northwell.edu or (516) 600-1495.  
GRANT OPPORTUNITY FROM THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION   

Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social and public health services that support a Culture of Health. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health systems to include other sectors that affect health and well-being, such as housing, transportation, social services, education, criminal and juvenile justice, and economic and community development.

As part of this mission, RWJF has issued a Request for Proposals for research that supports new scientific evidence on ways to optimize delivery and financing systems in ways that improve health and reduce inequities.

In 2018, the program will award up to six grants of up to $250,000 over four years.   To be eligible, applicants must either be a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and  be based in the United States or one of its territories.  Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. Multi-organization consortia are encouraged to apply as long as a single eligible organization is designated as the primary applicant responsible for maintaining consortium agreements with other participating organizations.

Letters of Intent for both categories must be received no later than September 12, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 10, 2018.   See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines, FAQs, an informational webinar and application instructions.  
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH INNOVATIONS SUMMIT 
The NYS DOH recently launched a first of its kind initiative to identify innovative solutions that can effectively address social determinants of health (SDH) for Medicaid members across NYS.  The 'Call for SDH Innovations' solicited creative ways to improve outcomes through SDH from community-based organizations, healthcare providers and plans and private sector technology firms. 

On September 26, 2018, at the New York Academy of Medicine, 'Call for SDH Innovations' finalists will have an opportunity to present their ideas at a SDH Innovation Summit, hosted by the DOH.  While applicants will not receive funding or monetary awards, it is an opportunity for organizations to share best practices in the field. 
 
All are invited to attend and watch the top finalists present their innovations and to hear a lively discussion between our distinguished panelists and the finalists on how we can improve population health by addressing SDH. Click here for details and registration.  

UPDATED CHILDREN'S BILLING MANUALS 
The DOH has updated the New York State Children's Health and Behavioral Health (BH) Children's Medicaid System Transformation Billing and Coding Manual and the New York State Children's Health and Behavioral Health (BH) Services Children's Medicaid System Transformation Guidance for the Transitional Period January 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020.  The material reflects the billing structures for the Children's System Transformation set to begin on January 1, 2019, and should be used to begin preparation of claims systems.  These documents can be found here.  

DRAFT SIP-PL QUALIFICATION DOCUMENT FOR PUBLICATION
The NYS DOH and the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) will be seeking applications from qualified parties interested in becoming a Specialized Indviduals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Plan - Provider Led (SIP-PL) to serve individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities through managed care in accordance with the State's transition plan.  
 
As a first step in the application process, the State is releasing for stakeholder review and comment a draft version of the NYS Medicaid Managed Care Organization I/DD System Transformation Requirements and Standards to Serve Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in Specialized I/DD Plans - Provider Led (SIPs-PL).   Comments on the draft requirements and standards document are due on or before October 3, 2018.   Comments can be submitted to peoplefirstwaiver@opwdd.ny.gov .
 
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (SDH) ASSESSMENT TOOLS
The NYS DOH has released a survey on the creation and use of Social Determinants of Health (SDH) assessment tools. The purpose of this survey is to get a sense of the variations of SDH assessment tools currently being used across the State.   Stakeholders are requested to complete this brief survey by September 27, 2018Click here for the  SDH Assessment Tool Survey.
Job woman showing hiring sign. Young smiling Caucasian   Asian businesswoman isolated on white background.
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. Care Management Supervisor
  2. RN Care Manager
  3. Social Worker
  4. Community Health Associate
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
VISIT THE SCC WEBSITE 
TO VIEW OUR PREVIOUSLY 
PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS