April 22, 2019
SCC PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Gloria Mooney, CHS; Amory Mowrey, FCA; Samantha Zeller, CHS
On April 4, 2019, SCC held its quarterly Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting highlighting several  successful programs presented by SCC partners.  

The topic of Peer Support Programs in Healthcare was introduced by NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Antonette Whyte-Etere, LCSW-R, CASAC, and Maureen Nguli, who gave an overview of peer support services and described the importance of peer support to substance use recovery.  Sandeep Kapoor, MD, MS-HHPL, Director, SBIRT and Assistant Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine, Northwell Health, spoke about their program, Project Connect, a collaboration and team-based approach to identifying and treating substance use.  Catholic Health Services' (CHS) Gloria Mooney, MS, CSSGB, and Samantha Zeller, BS, and Family and Children's Association's (FCA) Amory Mowrey, CARC, CRPA, CASAC-T, jointly presented on the Sherpa Program, a collaboration between CHS and FCA that delivers on-call peer services to several CHS emergency departments  to combat opioid and substance use disorder through community collaborations.  Wrapping up the topic was Kathleen Ayers-Lanzillotta, MPA, CASAC, Academic Chair and Program Coordinator, Chemical Dependency Counselor Training, from Suffolk County Community College, who spoke about the college's future plans to develop a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) program, designed to create a pipeline of talent for local employers.
Tomas Diaz, Salumed Pharmacy; Juan Espinoza, MD, Brentwood Pediatric & Adolescent Associates

SCC's program staff members, Alexandra Kranidis, MPH, CPH, CHES, AE-C, Project Manager, and Alyse Marotta, MPH, highlighted SCC's Medication Adherence Pilot Program, aimed to link primary care provider practices and local, independent pharmacies to improve communication between them.  They were joined by Juan Espinoza, MD, from Brentwood Pediatric & Adolescent Associates, and Tomas Diaz, RPh, from Salumed Pharmacy, who d escribed their collaborative approach to impact medication adherence measures for their collective patient population. 

Jillian Annunziata, Diane Velez and Michael Quartier, HRHCare
When the  NYS Department of Health launched the Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series to support DSRIP efforts, it was largely deployed as a hospital-centric program.  The SCC modified the program into a community-based approach and engaged several partners in the rapid cycle continuous improvement methodology.  Harbor View Medical Services, PC, and Hudson River HealthCare's (HRHCare) Elsie Owens Health Center were two partners that engaged in MAX projects facilitated by SCC.  Ashley McGlone, Provider Relations Manager, SCC, presented for Harbor View and Carlos Ortiz, Jullian Annunziata, Diane Valez and Michael Quartier had the  opportunity to present HRHCare's project.

Thank you to Ashlee McGlone, MA, SCC Provider Relations Manager, for moderating the meeting and thank you to all of the speakers that provided valuable information to our audience.   Visit our website for the PAC meeting presentation.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NEXT PAC MEETING

JUNE 27, 2019
BUPRENORPHINE WAIVER TRAINING FOR CLINICAL PROVIDERS

Increased access to buprenorphine treatment for opioid overdose disorder is urgently needed.  Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Residents are welcome and highly encouraged to attend training.  

Under current regulations, authorized practitioners (MDs, DOs, NPs & PAs) are required to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.  The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) is sponsoring a free buprenorphine waiver training for clinical providers on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 8 am to 1 pm, at SCDHS Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services, William J. Lindsay County Complex, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Building CO16, Hauppague, NY.  The trainer will be Leslie Marino, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Irving Medical Center.  

Email Jennifer.Culp@suffolkcountyny.gov or call 631-854-0096 with questions and to register by May 1, 2019.  Click here for detailed flyer.  
MAY IS ASTHMA AWARENESS  MONTH
Get Ready to Celebrate

Asthma Awareness Month is a time to renew our dedication to improving health outcomes and quality of life for the 26 million Americans living with asthma, including 7.1 million children.  More than 75,000 of those children live on Long Island.  The Asthma Coalition of Long Island can help you plan your Asthma Awareness Month events by providing educational materials, teaching tools, crayons, coloring books and Trigger Bingo! 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Focused on Improving Social Connectedness and Food Security in Older Adults

AARP Foundation has announced a funding opportunity focused on improving social connectedness and food security in older adults.  This opportunity is targeted at direct-service projects with evidence that low-income older adults who participate in the proposed project experience improved social connectedness as measured by the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) or increased food security as measured by the USDA Adult Food Security Survey.  Other types of projects that improve social connectedness or food security in low-income older adults on a systemic level (e.g. research, field-building) will also be considered.

Application deadline is May 3, 2019, 11:59 pmVisit the website to learn more.
ADDICTION AND THE HEALTHCARE SETTING:  KNOWLEDGE IS A POWERFUL TOOL
Sponsored by Nassau County Department of Human Services

Friday, April 26, 2019, 1:00 to 4:00 pm,  
510 Grumman Road West, Bethpage, NY.  

This event is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists and pharmacists. 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE
SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION FOR DIABETES 
Long Island Community Hospital

Starting May 10, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Long Island Community Hospital will be holding Self-Management Education for Diabetes.  Meetings will take place May 10, 17, 31 and June 7, 2019, at the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, 33 Medford Avenue, 2nd Floor, Patchogue, NY.  

Led by Certified Diabetes Educator, you will learn to make informed decisions on how to live a healthier life.  Call to register, 631-687-4188.  

JOIN SCC FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING

The communities we serve are growing in cultural and linguistic diversity. There is a need to inspire cultural change within organizations.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, SCC will be holding Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (CCHL) Master Training, an interactive program in which participants will have hands-on learning experience to build better communities.

Post-training, Master Trainers will receive a certificate of completion and will be able to provide training sessions. Master Trainers will be able to facilitate two different trainings: (1) 2 hour CCHL training sessions for workforce professionals and (2) 7.5 hour master training sessions for future master-trainers.

Participants must apply by end of business Friday, May 10, 2019.  Please note, completing the application does not confirm attendance to this program.  Upon completing the application, you will receive follow up from a CCHL lead with next steps.   For more information on the CCHL program click here.  

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

DASH CENTER - 24 HOUR CRISIS CARE 
The Family Service League's DASH center offers crisis care for children, adults and families 24 hours, 7 days a week, year round at a community based site.  The program is available to anyone with mental health or substance use disorders.  Click for English and Spanish flyers.

SHOPRITE HEALTHY EVENTS CALENDAR
ShopRite's Registered Dietitians hold several events each month at various store locations in Suffolk.  Events include cooking classes, demonstrations, wellness lectures and more, for adults and children.  Visit their website to check out what's happening at your local ShopRite.  

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.  

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Free to Suffolk County Residents at-risk for developing type-2 Diabetes.  Offered by Suffolk County Department of Health Services, this program is led by a trained lifestyle coach.  Visit  Suffolk County's website  or contact  Deborah at 631-853-2928 for more information and program schedule.   

APRIL HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of any of the many health and wellness observance being recognized throughout the month of April on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.   As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • National Public Health Week 
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, including job opportunities, which will be posted free of charge for 30 days.  To request to post on our bulletin board, click  here .  




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER RESOURCES 

Help.org has created an on-line resource guide  to help the many New Yorkers struggling with addiction, find affordable treatment that will put them on the path to recovery and to inform the general public about the dangers of substance use.

Click here to find low-cost, quality treatment and recovery resources. 
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

LONG TERM CARE PLANNING MEETING AND INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL
The NYS Department of Health and NYS Office for the Aging announced the second meeting of the Long Term Care Planning Project (LTCPP): Evidence-Based Programs and Innovative Models in Aging and Long Term Care.  They  are soliciting proposals from organizations to learn more about evidence-based programs and other innovative models that are being used in aging and long term care.

The meeting of the LTCPP will take place on May 13, 2019, in Meeting Room 6, on the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The guiding principle of all discussions will be to understand how evidence-based programs and other innovative models are working in aging and long term care.    Click here to register for this meeting by May 9, 2019.

Accepting proposals for the following categories: Care Transitions, Technology, Prevention, Wellness and Chronic Disease Management, or Other.  All organizations involved in aging and long term care are encouraged to apply.  Click here for details and and submission template.

CALL FOR COMMUNITY PARTNER AS LEAD ORGANIZATION FOR INTEGRATED CARE FOR KIDS' APPLICATION
The NYS Department of Health (DOH) is seeking proposals from a qualified health care entity to serve as the Lead Organization with DOH's Medicaid Office on their response to The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Notice of Funding Opportunity, issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). View grant opportunity here.   Proposals must be submitted to OHIPcontracts@health.ny.gov no later than Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:00 pm.  
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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
  2. Data Acquisition and Integration Analyst  

For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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