Advancing Cultural Competence in the Public Health and Healthcare Workforce

State University of New York at Albany has launched the first structural competence program in the country. This brand-new program called Advancing Cultural Competence, offers certificates in structural competency for the American Indian, Latino/a, African American and Black, and Asian populations in New York. Certificates are now available for the American Indian and Latino/a series. Courses for those series are now available for viewing. To register for those certificates or to see a description of each course in the certificate series, click here.

Introduction to Value Based Payments (VBP) Video

The NYS Department of Health has published its latest video, Value Based Payments (VBP): An Introduction. The video gives an overview of what value based payments are, its important role in the NYS Medicaid program, and how it will help to improve patient outcomes. The video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/94X7og_56XM

More information on VBP can be found on the DOH website, http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/dsrip/vbp_reform.htm.