January 21, 2020
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, February 25, 2020, 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  Tuesday, February 18, 2020.   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 .

DISCOVERING WOMEN'S HEALTH ON EASTERN LONG ISLAND

Northwell Health's Katz Institute for Women's Health will be hosting a panel of doctors from Huntington Hospital, Southside Hospital, Mather Hospital and the Peconic Bay Medical Center who will share their expertise in the areas of cardiology, orthopedics, obstetrics & gynecology and urogynecology.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Long Island Aquarium
Sea Star Ballroom
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY

Networking, exhibits, dinner and panel discussion.  

TREATING NICOTINE DEPENDENCE
"Learn to Be... Tobacco Free"

Suffolk County Department of Health Services "Learn to Be... Tobacco Free" Program, in cooperation with NYS OASAS and Suffolk Care Collaborative, will be hosting Treating Nicotine Dependence training.  

March 10, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Suffolk Care Collaborative
Crossroads Corporate Center, Main Conference Room
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY

Light breakfast and lunch will be served.  

Registration deadline:  February 28, 2020.  Click here for registration form and contact information.  
ASTHMA WEBINAR
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Using a Stepwise Approach to Optimize Asthma Treatment:  A Review of Medications and Devices webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Presenters:
  • Ann D. Cuccia, MPH, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C
  • Kalliope Tsirilakis, MD
Program purpose:
  • Identify how to use the stepwise approach
  • Identify and explain use of asthma medication delivery devices
  • Explain techniques to promote use of asthma medications and devices
ASTHMA COALITION OF LONG ISLAND WINTER MEETING
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am

New Location:
The Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY

RSVP to anne.little@lung.org
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

WOMEN'S HEALTH COMMUNITY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Northwell Health's Katz Institute for Women's Health offers community events including women's wellness programs, conferences, parenting education and community support groups throughout Long Island.  

Click here for the full calendar of events.  

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.  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.   

JANUARY 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 January on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  As a reminder, here are a few being recognized this month:
  • National Glaucoma Awareness
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defect Prevention
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.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS

NYS DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD IN SEARCH OF NEW MEMBERS  
The NYS Department of Health (the Department) is seeking new members for the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB).  The DURB plays a major role in the State's Medicaid program by establishing medical standards and criteria for Drug Utilization Review (DUR) programs, developing educational interventions for physicians and pharmacists, reviewing therapeutic classes in the Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) Preferred Drug Program (PDP) and making recommendations for supplemental rebates.  

The Department is seeking candidates residing in New York State, for the following open seats:
  • Two physicians licensed to practice in NYS.  Expertise in mental health and/or primary care is preferred.
  • Two consumers or representatives of organizations with a regional or statewide constituency who have been involved in activities related to health care consumer advocacy, including issues affecting Medicaid recipients.
If you have questions regarding membership and candidacy, or if you are interested in serving in one of these open seats, please submit your questions and/or CV/resume to dur@health.ny.gov.   
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