Igniting Hope Conference

The African American Health Disparities Task Force has announced “Igniting Hope 2019: Building A Culture of Health & Ending African American Health Disparities” will take place Fri., Aug. 17, and Sat., Aug. 18, 2019 at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at 955 Main St. , Buffalo. The Conference is free and open to all community members.

According to Rev. George Nicholas, MDiv, Senior Pastor, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist; and AAHDTF Convener, the 2019 Conference features leading African American public health experts who have experience in initiating and engaging communities to effect a change in minority health disparities including Moro Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; John Ruffin, PhD, Founding Director, National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities; and Lisa A. Nicholas, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

To register, click here.

Promising practices, United Hospital Fund report

A new report from the United Hospital Fund, DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid, highlights case studies of various DSRIP projects across New York State. The report provides key takeaways from the first four years of the DSRIP program, such as the focus on combating the social determinants of health in partnership with community-based organizations. The NYS Department of Health funded this study as a companion piece to the DSRIP Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health, published in January, 2019.

A summary of the report can be found on the UHF website, as well as the download page for the full report.

NY Medicaid Population Health Symposium Registration Open

The NYS DSRIP program will be hosting a Population Health Symposium on November 18th and 19th in Manhattan, NYC. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for organizations across the continuum of care to share their perspectives and insight on addressing the social determinants of health.

The DSRIP program is also calling for organizations to showcase successes in the areas of Delivery system design and population health improvement, movement toward health equity, and transition to value. Any interested partners can submit their application here. The submission deadline is 5pm on July 17,  so submit your proposals soon!

For more information on the event and registration, please check out the event website.