August 2, 2018
SAVE THE DATE FOR SCC's NEXT PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) MEETING


Thursday, September 20, 2018
Registration 8:30 am
Program 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn - Stony Brook
1 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY

***Please note that this meeting has moved to a new location on 
Stony Brook University Hospital's West Campus***
LONG ISLAND HEALTH COLLABORATIVE HOSTING NETWORKING EVENT 
Register Here

To connect members of the Suffolk County healthcare community, the Long Island Health Collaborative is hosting a networking event with a twist! Join them for a game of bingo--you bring the business cards, they'll bring the bingo cards. Identify the population-serving players that can help you help Long Islanders, enjoy a business-like event with a little fun thrown in.   Register for this free event today, and share this opportunity with others in your field. Pre-registration qualifies your organization for free ad space that will run throughout the event. Questions? Contact Kim Whitehead kwhitehe@nshc.org.
SAMHSA-HRSA CENTER FOR INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS HOSTING FREE WEBINARS
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Improving Workplace Experience and Reducing Burnout in Integrated Care Environments: Mindfulness and Psychological Flexibility with Dr. Steven Hayes, PhD.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Develop an understanding of the sources of stress reactivity in the work environment
  • Review the six psychological flexibility processes and their links to mindfulness, psychological distress, and human prosperity
  • Learn key strategies for building acceptance, mindfulness and values into the workplace for the benefit of recipients of care and providers alike
AUGUST 8, 2018, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Best Practices for Sustaining Behavioral Health Integration Models in Health Centers Using Health Information Technology

After this webinar, participants will:
  • Understand appropriate workflows that support sustainability of behavioral health screening, referrals and treatment
  • Identify best practices in utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHR) to ensure accurate and comprehensive billing of behavioral health
  • Identify best practices in working with Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) and using Health Information Technology (HIT) to support population health management and data aggregation 

AUGUST 22, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

 

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH ® WORKSHOPS

People with an ongoing health condition can learn how to manage their condition with FREE classes.  Classes are also open to caregivers of those with a health condition.


What:    6-week series that meets on Wednesdays

When:   September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 & 24

              10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Where:  Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center

              28 Wyandanch Avenue,  Wyandanch

TO REGISTER
SCC's YOUR CARE, EVERYWHERE BROCHURE 

Suffolk Care Collaborative (SCC) continues to be involved in a variety of efforts to educate, engage and empower community members on health and wellness. As providers increasingly utilize information technology like a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), which is the entity that enables the sharing of information among various provider settings,  SCC has identified an opportunity to educate communities on the benefits of such technology in their health care management.

The Your Care, Everywhere:  RHIO Client Consent Form Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) brochure was created to share with patients and clients to increase knowledge on the purpose of RHIO's, as well as learn how to complete the client consent process. 
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Bi-weekly spotlights highlighting opportunities for community engagement throughout Suffolk County

NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES -- DONATIONS NEEDED
Please help the Family Service League (FSL) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union by donating new school supplies.  This program prepares thousands of Long Island children for the school year.  Drop off supplies at any of these FSL locations.  Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made by clicking here.  

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.  

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE PROGRAMS
Suffolk County Community College's Office for Continuing Education is offering two opportunities to earn credentials.  These workforce programs have no tuition costs for eligible individuals ages 17-29.  Click here for the Online Health Information Technology Program flyer.  The Career Development Bootcamp flyer can be found here.   For further information about these programs, please contact Andrea Dunkirk at 631-451-4552 or email dunkira@sunysuffolk.edu.  

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.

AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
If you would like to promote special events in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month on our Community Bulletin Board or newsletter, submit them here.  




Please visit our Community Engagement page  for our calendar of events and  resources.
RSVP HOSTING PEER LEADER TRAINING
For Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management Programs

Volunteers can become certified workshop peer leaders for an evidence-based program designed to help others with chronic disorders and diabetes, manage their own health, stay active and take charge of their health.

Chronic Disease training starts September 26, 2018; Diabetes training is October 10, 2018, at the Amityville HRHCare Center, 1080 Sunrise Highway, Amityville.  Registration is required by calling Janet DeMarzo at 631-979-9235, Ext. 16 or emailing betterchoices@rsvpsuffolk.org.  See flyer for details.  
SAVE THE DATE FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCY AND HEALTH LITERACY MASTER TRAINING PROGRAM


Save the date for an upcoming 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 and   7.5 hour master training sessions.  
Next Master Training sessions:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
and
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

For details about the program, click here.
SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION FOR DIABETES
Offered by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Classes start September 17, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, and are l ed by Maria Curcio, CDE, RDN, MS, a Certified Diabetes Educator.  

This program equips participants with skills to meet their health goals and needs. These skills will help to make informed decisions on how to live a healthier life.

An initial one-to-one appointment will be scheduled, followed by four two hour sessions and three month follow-up after completion of the program.  To register or ask questions, email diabetesservices@bmhmc.org.
ALL THINGS VBP - VALUE BASED PAYMENT RESOURCES

New VBP-U Semester
NYS Department of Health has launched Value Based Payment-U (VBP-U), Sophomore Year, Semester One.  

VBP-U is an online, educational resource created to raise awareness, knowledge and expertise in the move to Value Based Payment (VBP). VBP-U combines informational videos and supplemental materials that stakeholders interested in VBP can use to advance their understanding of this healthcare transformation effort.
 
Building off of the success and interest of VBP-U least year, VBP-U: Sophomore Year, Semester One, is designed to serve as a deeper dive into VBP fundamentals. This semester's curriculum includes summary documents from the Fall 2017 VBP Bootcamps, information on the Medicare Access & Children´s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act (MACRA), guidance documents for Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) and guidance documents for addressing social determinants of health through VBP.
 
In the coming months, additional semesters of VBP-U will be released followed by a VBP bootcamp this Fall. The tentative schedule of release is as follows:

Semester 1 July 2018
Semester 2 August 2018
Semester 3 September 2018
Semester 4** September 2018

**Semester 4 of VBP-U Sophomore year will be a Value Based Payment Bootcamp.  More information including a date and location will be distributed in the future.

Semesters 1-3 of VBP-U Sophomore Year will conclude with a quiz on the topics covered. Those who pass all three quizzes with a grade of 80% or higher, will receive a certificate of completion. You may take the quiz multiple times until you pass. Certificates will be e-mailed to those who compete all three quizzes on a quarterly basis.   As a reminder, VBP-U Freshman Year is still available to view and complete. 
 
To view the new VBP-U Sophomore Year, Semester 1 content, 
click here.  Questions may be sent to VBP@health.ny.gov.

Level 2 VBP Design for MLTC Partial Capitated Plans
The design for Level 2 Value Based Payment arrangements for Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) Partial Capitated plans, is now available on the VBP Resource Library.
 
The guidance establishes the standard for Level 2 arrangements for MLTC Partial Capitated Plans and includes requirements for the quality measures within contracted VBP arrangements. The current design has been submitted to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with the most recent updates of the NYS Value Based Payment Roadmap.

Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) VBP  
NYS Department of Health has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Managed Long Term Care Value Based Payment Partially and Fully Capitated Plans.  The FAQ documents can be found in the MLTC folder of the VBP Resource Library.   

For any questions regarding MLTC VBP, email MLTCVBP@health.ny.gov.

VBP Pilots Webinar 
The Department of Health (DOH) hosted a webinar, Early Lessons Learned, on VBP contracting from the VBP Pilots Program participants.  The recording of that webinar is now available on the DOH website, under the VBP Pilots tab of the Resource Library

SCC's Learning Center provides education on VBP.  Click here for the learning module.  Additional resources, including access to the VBP University, can be found here.
NYS DOH ANNOUNCEMENTS
   
DOH SEEKING INPUT FOR LICENSED HOME CARE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT
The NYS Department of Health is seeking input for the development of a public need methodology for the licensure of Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs).  Details and the Request for Information (RFI) can be found here.  

Send responses to ALTCteam@health.ny.gov with the Subject: LHCSA RFI, no later than October 12, 2018.
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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. Care Management Supervisor
  2. RN Care Manager
  3. Social Worker
For more information, please contact the Suffolk Care Collaborative.
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