December 2018
Welcome to the NQP Pulse, the newsletter of the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (NQP). This newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on relevant activities and resources surrounding DSRIP and NQP.
News and Updates
A Happy Holidays Illustration with snow and an abstract Christmas Tree
As we come to the end of 2018, NQP would like to wish all of our readers and friends alike, the happiest of holidays, and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2019!

NQP and it's Partners Celebrate Successful 2018 and Prepare for Challenges Ahead
NQP, it's Hubs-Nassau University Medical Center, Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Catholic Health Services--and all of our participating partners are proud to provide a summary of our many accomplishments during 2018, and look at potential challenges on the horizon.

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NQP Develops Relationships with Local Colleges for Workforce Pipeline Development

NQP has established close relationships with several of our local colleges and universities that have a focus on healthcare-related programs. Those connections to programs that develop needed healthcare skills for our industry will provide important pipelines for our future workforce. 

NQP Leaving Legacy of New Services and Workforce Models
As the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program enters its final phase, the Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System (NQP) is working to leave a legacy of new models of care that rely on a new healthcare workforce. 

Are Community Based Organizations Ready, Willing and Able to Effectively Partner with Health Systems?
In order to achieve its goal of reducing Medicaid costs, the NYS DSRIP program has been encouraging hospital systems, primary care physicians and behavioral health providers to partner with non-profit Community Based Organizations. These agencies, known as “Tier 1 CBOs”, are not Medicaid providers, but they do play a vital role by providing food, housing, transportation and cultural services to Medicaid recipients and the uninsured. The answer regarding these partnerships can be determined by looking at some "lessons learned" from the field.

Suicide Prevention
A Conversation with Max Banilivy, PhD.
Max Banilivy, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and is the director of Family Wellness Center. He is a recognized expert on Suicide Prevention. He presented several workshops on Suicide Prevention for NQP, and we caught up with him to get his thoughts on Suicide Prevention that we could share with our readers.

Hospitals Hire Frontline Workers to Improve Care, Trim Costs
Read the recent Wall Street Journal article that spotlights Northwell Health's efforts to train health care workers who can better relate to—and help—people from underserved and largely minority communities.

NQP Well Represented at the 2019 DSRIP Statewide Symposium

NQP will be well represented at the 2019 DSRIP Learning Symposium taking place February 11-13, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY. NQP has a presentation, and Northwell has five presentations and two posters accepted for the session. Click below to find out more about each session. If you plan to attend the Symposium, we encourage you to attend these presentations!

American Heart Association Recognizes Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System, Advantage Care Physicians

The local chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized the Nassau-Queens Performing Provider System (NQP) and AdvantageCare Physicians (ACP), a multi-specialty physician group partner of Northwell Health, for both organizations’ participation in the AHA’s Target Blood Pressure (BP) program. 

NQP Offers Over 30 On-Line Training Programs
Did You Know that Nassau Queens PPS has over 30 webinars and e-learning courses available for healthcare staff who want to increase their knowledge in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape?