May 30, 2018
YOU'RE INVITED TO SCC's 
PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING   



Thursday, June 14, 2018
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9 :00 - 11:30 am


Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 

For Program Details and Registration Click Here
BROOKHAVEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Reducing Preventable Emergency Visits

The Hospital Association of New York State (HANYS) highlights the many ways their member hospitals and health systems are transforming healthcare through their campaign called "Innovation Spotlight - Triple Aim." 
 
Recently, HANYS highlighted Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center's efforts in reducing preventable emergency department visits.   This story illustrates how New York hospitals and health systems are implementing new and innovative approaches to healthcare delivery despite fiscal constraints.  Click here to read more.  
TREATING TOBACCO DEPENDENCE TRAINING

Sponsored by Suffolk County Department of Health Services in cooperation with NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and Suffolk Care Collaborative (SCC).  

When:   June 22, 2018 -- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where:  SCC, 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge

Deadline to register is June 15, 2018.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  6.75 CASAC credits available.  For questions contact Wanda Ortiz at 631-853-4017 or Wanda.Ortiz@suffolkcountyny.gov.  Click here for registration form and flyer.  
JUNE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES

June provides several opportunities to promote health and wellness awareness.  Here are several resources to help community leaders and healthcare providers start planning ways to communicate, educate and involve the community they serve.

MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. June gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. For resources and activities to promote men's health, click  here.  

NATIONAL CPR & AED AWARENESS WEEK - JUNE 1 - 7, 2018
National CPR & AED Awareness Week aims to raise awareness and increase the number of people who perform CPR in cardiac arrest emergencies.  The American Heart Association urges the public to act in cardiac emergencies to help save lives.  They launched a nationwide Hands-Only CPR campaign in 2009 to raise awareness about this life-saving skill.  It only takes 90 seconds to learn how to save a life.  Click here to find out more about Hands-Only CPR.   To download free materials to help celebrate and raise awareness about CPR & AED Awareness Week visit the website.  
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS
Education Program presented by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by St. Johnland Nursing Center
June 11, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 am at St. Johnland Nursing Center, 395 Sunken Meadow Road, Kings Park.  
Register by calling 631-663-2474 or email astickevers@stjohnland.org.

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.

JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of Men's Health Month on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  





Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
CELEBRATING THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT
Hosted by Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO)
 
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For more information contact:  631-880-7929, email:  info@siloinc.org or visit the website .
14TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY 
Stony Brook Cancer Center Invites Cancer Survivors and Their Families and Friends to Join the Celebration


Sunday, June 3, 2018
11:30 am to 12:15 pm Inspirational Speaker, Ethan Zohn 
12:30 - 3:00 pm Outdoor Activities

All activities are free.  For detailed information about the day and to register, call 631-444-4000 or visit the website.  
CERTIFIED COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICS EXPANSION GRANT 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) released a funding opportunity for fiscal year 2018  Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) Expansion Grants.  SAMHSA anticipates awarding 25 eligible providers up to $2,000,000 annually to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of CCBHCs.  Applications are due July 9, 2018. For a program description and details on eligibility click here.  
ALL THINGS VBP - VALUE BASED PAYMENT RESOURCES

SCC has launched the third training topic in a VBP learning series for Primary Care Providers and practice staff, Behavioral Health Providers including Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Providers and staff, and Community Based Organizations and staff, particularly focused on those who address social determinants of health.  

Performing a Value Based Payment Readiness Assessment is now available on the online Learning Center and can be accessed here.  

Learning objectives for Performing a Value Based Payment Readiness Assessment:
  • Role, capabilities and tools for effective population health management, including role of care management, care coordination, technology and analytics.
  • Key success factors and capabilities in a VBP arrangement including the role of the patient and care team in population model.
  • Emerging trends and challenges related to the transition to VBP.
SCC's Learning Center provides education on VBP and provides other learning resources.  Click here for the learning module.  Click here for additional resources, including 
access to the VBP University,  an online, educational resource created by NYS DOH to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to Value Based Payment (VBP). VBP University combines informational videos and supplemental materials that stakeholders interested in VBP can use to advance their understanding of this massive transformation effort.    
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
HEALTH WORKFORCE RETRAINING PROGRAM GRANT OPPORTUNITY
NYS Department of Health , in consultation with the NYS Department of Labor, is soliciting applications from organizations proposing to train or retrain health industry workers to obtain new positions, meet the new job requirements of existing positions or otherwise meet the requirements of the changing public health and health care market and the diversity of the populations seeking health care services.  Total funding available for this grant is $18,320,000 for a two year period.  Application deadline is June 22, 2018, at 4:00 pm.  Click here for announcement and details.  

EMPIRE STATE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 
NYS has announced the release of the third Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Request for Proposal (RFP). This RFP is a multi-agency initiative to provide service and operating funding aimed at creating or preserving over 100,000 affordable housing units and 6,000 supportive housing units. The third phase will provide $30 million in service and operating funding for 1,200 units of supportive housing statewide for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions and/or other life challenges.
 
Medicaid Redesign Team  (MRT) will set aside 25% of ESSHI units for high-cost, high-need Medicaid users for those projects of  15 or more ESSHI qualifying individuals, with 30 or more units in total.  T he 2018 ESSHI RFP can be found here.   Proposals are due on June 19, 2018.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS:  RAPID TRANSITION HOUSING PROGRAM
NYS Department of Health (NYS DOH) announced the release of the Rapid  Transition Housing Program (formally the Nursing Home to Independent Living Program) Request for Applications (RFA). The NYS DOH is seeking applications from community-based organizations to provide rental subsidies and non-medical services to Medicaid members who are either transitioning from a skilled nursing facility or are homeless. Participants in the program must be on Medicaid and referred as homeless high-utilizers by a hospital, Managed Care Organization (MCO), medical respite, Performing Provider System (PPS) or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
 
Rapid Transition Housing Program is a prior funded program that is in effect through November 30, 2018. NYS DOH is seeking to fund up to three projects to provide rental subsidies and supportive housing services. The anticipated amount of funding is $7,000,000 per year, with $2.5M allocated to currently served locations and $2M allocated to one new location.
 
For more information or to apply to the RFA please visit NYS DOH website.  Application deadline is June 29, 2018, at 4 pm.  E mail all questions to mrtsupportivehousing@health.ny.gov by June 6, 2018.

DRAFT HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCBS) WORKFLOW
The Children's Medicaid System Transformation held a meeting on May 23, 2018, for Stakeholders regarding the Draft HCBS Workflow.  Presentation slides are available here
 
Stakeholder comments on the HCBS Workflow are due by May 30, 2018.  Submit comments to BH.Transition@health.ny.gov. In the subject line please indicate "HCBS Workflow Comments".
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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. Administrative Assistant
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.