PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING HIGHLIGHTS AND MATERIALS
The recent Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting, held on June 23, 2017, focused on
the patient experience and measurement improvement. SCC invited a dynamic group of presenters that inspired and engaged the audience, starting with Jill Golde, MS, Partner & Senior Vice President, Language of Caring. Her presentation,
Words That Transform the Patient Experience, motivated the audience, in an interactive approach, to focus on patient experience and provided them with some simple and effective skills. Ms. Golde's tips for being mindful about the words we use, conveying intent and having heartfelt communications with patients were important highlights that focused on the day's theme of patient experience and performance improvement.
Joanne Lauten, MSN, SCRN, CPHQ, Director of Nursing Quality at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital shared Mather's team approach to improvement and innovative patient education program. Her presentation on
Staying Ahead of the HCAHPS Transition of Care Curve
described their journey to safely transition patients and the interdisciplinary collaboration needed to successfully develop such a program.
Nancy Copperman, MS, RD, CDN, Assistant Vice President, Public Health and Community Partnerships at Northwell Health, presented on
Health Literacy Strategies where she focused on effective solutions for clear health communications by using the "teach-back" method to gauge comprehension and
Ask Me 3 to promote community member health literacy empowerment.
SCC staff provided important information about DSRIP CAHPS Quality Measures. Kevin Bozza, Vice President, Population Health Management Services, provided Performance Measurement Updates and Ashlee McGlone, Provider Relations Liaison, described the important aspects of the CAHPS Survey, including why CAHPS Measures matter and SCC's Measurement Year (MY) 2 results.
SCC thanks all of the presenters for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge and inspire our partners.
To access the meeting materials and video-recording of the meeting,
please follow the below links:
Members of the Suffolk Care Collaborative at the June PAC meeting
JULY IS MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to help make changes and access easier.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care.
You can help spread the word through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities by showing that you're #IntoMentalHealth. Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness website to get involved and find helpful resources. Share minority mental health awareness information, images and graphics for #MinorityMentalHealth throughout the month of July.
Learn more about how you can get involved with
Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION - PUBLIC FORUM ON LONG ISLAND
July 19, 2017, 4 pm.
Village of Mineola Board Room, 155 Washington Ave, Mineola
This forum is designed to give Task Force members the opportunity to solicit input from stakeholders in the community, including providers, law enforcement, educators and family members, in order to formulate further recommendations for legislative action.
DIETITIAN'S CALENDAR AT SHOPRITE OF PATCHOGUE AND HAUPPAGUE
Each month Sara Turnasell, RDN, at Janson Family ShopRite of Patchogue and Annemarie Miller, RDN, at Janson Family ShopRite of Hauppuage, host store events such as cooking classes, lectures, demonstrations and tastings, as well as fun community and school events. See the July calendar of events taking place in Patchogue and Hauppauge.
GREATER BELLPORT COMMUNITY YOUTH FARMERS' MARKET
Held Saturdays,11 am - 4 pm, through October. Rain or Shine!
Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area, 471 Atlantic Avenue, Bellport
WALK FOR YOUR HEART HEALTH
Presented by The Patchogue Family YMCA
July 20 & 27, 10 am - 12 pm, YMCA, 255 West Main St, Patchogue.
Register for this FREE event by emailing:
DKnapp-SanGiovanni@bmhmc.org or calling 631-654-7240. Click here for flyer.
Please visit our Community Engagement page
for an entire list of upcoming events and resources.
SUFFOLK COUNTY ACTIVATES PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION
Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced the activation of the Public Health Information Line: 631-787-2200. The Information Line is being employed to enhance continuing efforts to detect and prevent the spread of communicable illnesses in Suffolk County. The line is now available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For the full press release and specific information on issues of concern related to Zika virus, Rabies virus and West Nile virus, click here.
PEER TO PEER EDUCATIONAL FORUMS ON NEW MEDICAID OFFERINGS
Now Available Across the State
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) and their partners at the Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP) and the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS have announced the launch of a new statewide initiative aimed at educating and encouraging eligible Medicaid members to enroll in Health and Recovery Plans and Health Homes and to make use of newly available Home and Community Based Services.
Peer educators are now available to come to program and community settings in your area. They will engage in an informal and interactive discussion about the new opportunities and services enrollees with more extensive behavioral health conditions have available to them.
The project is funded by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and has been developed with guidance from OMH, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Health and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Meetings can occur at local mental health, substance abuse and medical treatment and rehabilitation agencies and programs, social centers, houses of worship, libraries, shelters and variety of other community settings. See flyer for more details.
To schedule a group presentation call NYPAPRS at 518-621-1347 or email
HEALTH RESOURCES & SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) IS HOSTING A FREE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Register Now for this Behavioral Health Workforce Development Conference on September 13, 2017, 11 am to 5 pm
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is hosting a behavioral health workforce virtual conference to highlight the accomplishments, best practices, and lessons learned from HRSA's behavioral health workforce programs.
The conference aims to showcase innovative academic and training approaches used by behavioral health grantees to expand the distribution of a skilled workforce focused on underserved populations and communities in need. For more information and to register, click here.
FREE TOBACCO CESSATION CLASSES
"Learn to Be .... Tobacco Free"
Suffolk County Department of Health Services is holding FREE classes for Suffolk County Residents:
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Dates: Friday July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 Reunion: September 1, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m
Contact: Debora 631-853-2928
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Rd. Holbrook, NY 11741
Dates: Monday July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2017; Reunion: August 28, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m
Contact: Janis 631-853-3187
Center Moriches Free Public Library
235 Main St. Center Moriches, NY 11934
Dates: Tuesday, July 11,18,25, August 1,8,15, 2017; Reunion: August 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m
Contact: Janis 631-853-3187
HRH Care Tri-Community Health Center
1080 Sunrise Highway, Amityville, NY 11701
Dates: Thursday, July 27, August 3,10,17,24,31, 2017; Reunion: September 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m
Contact: Debora 631-853-2928
LONG ISLAND HEALTH COALITION (LIHC) REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT PROJECT
The Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC), with funding secured by the New York State Department of Health's Population Health Improvement Program, is requesting proposals from Nassau/Suffolk-based organizations or consultants to implement and facilitate a collective impact model for the LIHC to drive community health improvement.
The Request for Proposal outlines proposed project details and can be found
Proposals are due before
5pm on Monday July 24, 2017
. Contact Janine Logan, Senior Director at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
631-963-4156 with any questions.
NYS DOH DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE FUTURE OF INTEGRATED CARE STAKEHOLDER MEETING/WEBINAR
The Department of Health's Division of Long Term Care, together with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be convening a stakeholder meeting on the future of integrated care in New York State. This will be the first of a series of sessions designed to facilitate the conversation concerning the State's integrated care programs after 2019.
On Thursday, July 20, from 11:30am-2:00pm, Stakeholders are invited to either attend in-person at rooms 1-2 on the 30th floor of 290 Broadway (at Duane Street) in New York City, or via webinar/conference call. Please note that space is limited for this first meeting and only two people from each organization will be permitted to attend in-person. Once in-person attendance has reached maximum capacity, attendees will be asked to instead join this meeting via webinar/conference call, which will have greater availability.
There will not be a lunch break during this meeting, so plan accordingly.
If you plan on attending in person, please RSVP no later than July 17 with the first and last names of attendees to email@example.com. Only those people listed on the building's security sheet will be permitted to enter the building; substitute attendees will not be permitted. To participate via webinar/call, please click here.
LONG TERM CARE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ORGANIZATION DRAFT APPLICATION
The Long Term Care Workforce Investment Organization Application is a DRAFT posted for public comment, as required by the 1115 waiver language. The draft application and further background about the Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Workforce Investment Program can be found here.
An updated document will be available by August 4, 2017. Comments should be directed to
NYS VALUE BASED PAYMENT ROADMAP REVISIONS - CMS REQUEST FOR MACRA/APM IDEAS
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently provided feedback on the July 2016 approved NYS VBP Roadmap. CMS has suggested that "...the next version of the Roadmap include a strategy to work toward an alternative payment model that includes both upside and downside risk for providers."
NYS Department of Health is requesting feedback and/or recommendations related to CMS' request for payment model strategy for upside/downside risk providers. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please provide your feedback to
. The feedback period will close on
The current version of the NYS
Value Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap can be found here.
Additional information related to the NYS transition to VBP as well as VBP and Medicare alignment, may be found
MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM (MRT) JUNE 2017 "BOO-YAH!" REPORT
This report highlights projects as they are completed and shares the many accomplishments of the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team. The June report can be
. For more information about the MRT visit the website.
The SCC is pleased to invite qualified career seekers to apply for open positions. All job descriptions for current opportunities are posted
Current job openings:
- Director, Care Transition Innovation
- Director, Clinical Programs Innovation
- Care Manager
- Social Worker
- Community Health Associate
- Project Manager, Practice Transformation
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