AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION© LAUNCHES MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER REFERRAL DIRECTORY
The American Diabetes Association© (ADA) recommends that diabetes care providers
routinely screen patients for psychosocial challenges and make referrals to mental health professionals who have experience with diabetes management and effective treatment strategies.
The ADA© has launched a new
Mental Health Provider Directory which
lists individuals who treat the psychosocial/mental health needs of people with diabetes.
The on-line directory can be found
. This link also provides other valuable diabetes resources.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Stony Brook Medicine will be holding American Diabetes Association
© recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program during the month of May, 2018.
May 3 Class #1 Introduction to Diabetes and Complications
May 10 Class #2 Monitoring, Medications and Problem-Solving
May 17 Class #3 Physical Activity and Healthy Eating
May 24 Class #4 Healthy Coping and Reaching Goals
A provider referral is required. All participants must schedule an assessment with Patty Skala, RN, CDE, prior to enrolling in class. To schedule an appointment call 631-444-0580. To obtain more information please call 631-444-9954. Click here for flyer containing class times and locations.
CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING PROGRAM
Join SCC in the next Cultural Competency and Health Literacy (CCHL) Master Training Program. Master trainers will
receive a certificate of completion to be able to lead 2 hour CCHL training sessions for workforce professionals
7.5 hour master training sessions.
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Suffolk Care Collaborative, 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
Applications are being accepted through May 4, 2018. For details regarding application process and to apply, click here.
MAY HEALTH AND WELLNESS OBSERVANCES
May 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.
ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH
May gives the
Asthma Coalition of Long Island (ACLI)
the opportunity to renew their 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. ACLI can help you plan your own
Asthma Awareness Month event by providing educational materials, teaching tools, bubbles, crayons, coloring books and "Trigger Bingo."
to request an event kit. Download a copy of the
Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Guide from the Environmental Protection Agency
In recognition of World Asthma Day, May 1, 2018, Stony Brook Medicine will be hosting an educational event. Join asthma experts from adults and pediatric pulmonology to hear about the latest strategies in asthma care.
May 1, 2018, 11 am - 2 pm, Stony Brook University Hospital cafeteria.
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) raises the awareness of mental health. NAMI fights stigma, provides support, educates the public and advocates for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. In 2018, NAMI will promote the theme of "CureStigma" throughout all awareness events, including Mental Health Month. Visit NAMI's
for more information.
To make your outreach during May easier, the National Council for Behavioral Health developed materials to promote Mental Health Month. Click here for infographics and other resources to use on social media, on your blog, in your local paper and newsletter or in your organization.
The third week in May (May 13-19, 2018) is
National Prevention Week,
an annual health observance sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
National Prevention Week is timed to allow schools to raise awareness among students before the school year ends. To l
earn more and obtain a planning event toolkit visit SAMHSA's website.
IN-PERSON AND ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUPS
Free and Open to the Public
Offered by Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Fridays at 6:30 pm - Selden
Call 631-698-4846 for location
Relatives and Friends of Persons with Mental Illness
Thursdays at 7:00 pm - 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - Synergy Center, 1380 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead
Healing Connections Peer Support Group
Thursdays 7:00 pm - 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Healing Connections Peer Support Groups
Saturdays 11:00 am or Sundays 6:30 pm
to print flyer. Call Association for Mental Health and Wellness Helpline for more information about these groups, 631-226-3900 or visit the
VETERANS PEER SUPPORT PROJECT
Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project is a joint initiative of Suffolk County United Veterans and Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency
VETERANS PEER GROUP MEETINGS
Meetings take place at various locations across Suffolk County. For the full list of sites, meeting days and times,
The Veterans Peer Support Project also serves the community through outreach at the following Suffolk County libraries:
- Huntington Library (Station Branch): 1335 New York Ave, Huntington Station
- Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library: 407 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley
- Northport Public Library: 151 Laurel Ave, Northport
- East Northport Public Library: 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
- Sachem Public Library: 150 Holbrook Road So, Holbrook
See the library's website for information on dates Dwyer Project staff will be on site with a resource table.
5th ANNUAL VETERAN & FAMILY DAY OF WELLNESS
Free activities for Veterans and their families dealing with post-service transition issues.
June 9, 2018, check-in starts at 9 am
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, 2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCE FAIR FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
"See For Yourself 2018" Fair sponsored by Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
Friday, May 4, 2018, 9 am - 3 pm
. For more information call 631-286-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM SERIES
Hosted by Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:30 pm at the Office of Health Education 725 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge. Pre-registration is required. Ca
ll Debora at 631-853-2928 to register.
For more information, visit the website using the
Healthy Living tab, or call the Office of Health Education at 631-853-3162. See flyer here.
BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH® WORKSHOPS
FREE Diabetes and Chronic Disease self-management programs.
To find convenient workshop locations throughout Suffolk County and register, click
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Visit SCC's Community Engagement page for on-going neighborhood programs
. Partners can request to have their community events posted on the bulletin board by clicking
MAY IS NATIONAL ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH AND MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of these awareness events on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them
CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES HOSTS HEALTHY SUNDAYS
Catholic Health Service's (CHS) Healthy Sundays provides preventive health screenings and education to members of medically underserved communities on Long Island.
Healthy Sundays addresses prevalent medical conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, to improve quality of life while decreasing morbidity and mortality. Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings, as well as flu shots, are administered throughout the year. Educational seminars are given in Spanish or English. These FREE health screenings include health education material, refreshments and children's activities.
for upcoming scheduled events.
PEER SPECIALIST TRAINING
Recovery & Wellness
Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering 10 week classroom training for people who are interested in:
- Offering Trauma-informed Peer Support
- Achieving the NYS Peer Specialist Certification
- Working in the field of peer services
For more information and to register contact Tracy Puglisi at
Tpuglisi@mhaw.org or call 631-471-7242, ext. 1302.
ALL THINGS VBP - VALUE BASED PAYMENT RESOURCES
Visit SCC's Learning Center to access VBP training:
These training topics are the first two 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. VBP training is not limited to these target groups and is available to all who would like to participate and build competencies.
The Learning Center also provides Partner Resources w
here you can access 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 DSRIP ANNOUNCEMENTS
SURVEY ON BARRIERS AND GAPS FOR NYS's LONG TERM CARE SYSTEM
In Governor Cuomo's 2018 State of the State, he announced the launch of a Long Term
Care Planning Council to prepare for the emerging needs of New York State's growing aging population. The charge of the Council is to examine New York's long term care system.
Howard Zucker, MD, JD, NYS Commissioner of Health, and Greg Olsen, Acting Director of the NYS Office for the Aging, are requesting
participation in a survey on barriers and gaps for New York's long term care system. Providers, organizations, caregivers and care recipients are encouraged to complete the survey.
This survey is the first step toward creating a State strategy to help meet the needs of
NY's aging population. Use this link to complete the survey by
June 18, 2018.
Questions can be emailed to the Aging and Long Term Care Team at
NYS MEDICAID DENTAL PROGRAM
Michele Griguts, DDS, is the new Dental Director in the Bureau of Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Policy, within the Department of Health's, Office of Health Insurance Programs. The Bureau's dental team will focus on policies that strengthen the oral health of Medicaid members, especially children, and ensure access to dental services. Questions about Medicaid dental policy and associated questions regarding clinic billing can be directed to the
dental policy mailbox at