NEW Summer/Fall 2017 Newsletter!

Community Partners of WNY (A DSRIP PPS)  NEW Summer/Fall 2017 Newsletter!

  • Cover Story Feature: Measurement Year 2 Performance – CPWNY Sees Promising Results
  • Features highlighting:  Join The Conversation Campaign, June 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Information on the upcoming 2017 Medical Record Review, and more!

For the complete quarterly update, access the 2017 Summer/Fall Newsletter here:

Be A Congregational Health Promoter: Bring Health to Your Faith Community

Congregational Health Promoters are members of your congregation who have a desire to help people live healthier lives. These individuals may or may not have medical backgrounds.

The Ministry Responsibilities of Congregational Health Promoters (CHP) are :

  • to promote healthier lifestyles in the congregation and community through education and encouragement
  • to identify people who may be developing an illness which could be serious
  • to be aware of people with long-term or chronic illnesses
  • to refer people to their own physicians ,a physician in the community, or the physicians at the CHC , if needed
  • to assist the congregation in sponsoring health events or activities which will raise the health awareness and issues of the people in their church or community.
  • and MORE!

You’re Invited To An Upcoming Training:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 & Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm

Lunch will be provided.
Participants must attend BOTH sessions.

Lincoln Memorial United Methodist
641 Masten Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209


Pre-registration is required. Contact Brittany Bolden at (716) 862-2166, no later than Monday, September 11.

Congregational Health Promoters (CHP) Information can be found HERE.

CLICK HERE for additional event information.

*This program is made available through funds from the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program and the following Performing Provider Systems (PPS):

Funding Opportunity for CBOs

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) seeks community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in designing, in partnership with local teaching hospitals, immersion training opportunities for primary care residents. Through this partnership, participating CBOs will have the opportunity to ensure that providers can make informed referrals for patients based on their social needs. Participating residents will gain a comprehensive understanding of the CBO mission and experience the important link between social needs and health.


GNYHA will fund CBOs to develop a 1-2 day training for residents that includes the following components:

Defined learning objectives
• Orientation to the community served by the CBO
• Opportunities for resident interaction with CBO clients
• Hands-on learning activities for residents (tours, group meetings, direct observation)

The training must take place at the CBO location.

A formal request for proposals to CBOs interested in developing immersion training programs for residents will be available in summer 2017. To stay informed about this funding opportunity, please email Amy Liu (

For specific questions about the project, please contact Carla Nelson ( or Anu Ashok (

This work is being funded by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation.

CLICK HERE for additional information.

FREE CME Opportunity:  Screening; Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBRIT): What Medical Offices Need to Know & How to Code & Bill

 The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force, Erie County Medical Society and The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation presents — FREE CME Opportunity:  Screening; Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBRIT): What Medical Offices Need to Know & How to Code & Bill

Given our significant opioid crisis, the Erie County Medical Society is partnering with the Erie County Department of Health and local health plans to roll out Screening, Brief intervention and Referral to treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders. SBIRT is a billable service.
The Erie County Medical Society invites all physicians (non-members and members) and their practice administrators to attend this important informational dinner session on SBIRT to learn how your office can help with our opioid epidemic.

For physicians, mid-level providers, practice administrators

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dinner and Registration: 5:30 pm, Program 6:00-7:30 pm

Complimentary dinner and 1.0 AMA PRA Category I CME is included.

Location: Erie County Medical Society Conference Center, 1317 Harlem Road Buffalo, NY 14206

Registration is Required (RSVP by September, 5, 2017)
Please complete the registration form below and return via fax to 716-852-2930 or via email:

CLICK HERE for additional information & registration details.