Entries by Sarah Balsamello

New York State Department of Health Continues Medicaid Waiver

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) “submitted a 1115 Medicaid waiver amendment that establishes a framework for ongoing efforts to drive value.” The Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) 1115 Waiver was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), who for the current waiver, is pursuing a […]

Community Partners of WNY Team Presented at NY DSRIP Symposium

Representatives from the Community Partners of WNY (CPWNY) attended the New York State Population Health Symposium in New York City, New York. One of the CPWNY team members, Roxanne Cuebas, presented: Integration is Not One Size Fits All. The presentation described two models for behavioral health and primary care integration. One is a “fully integrated […]

D’Youville College Health Professions HUB

Catholic Health has partnered with D’Youville College to help implement a community clinic within the Health Professions Hub. The Community Partners of WNY (CPWNY) invested $5,070,000 to help aid the building of the Hub. As described on the D’Youville College’s website, the Hub will be used as a teaching hospital, and will offer home health […]

Just Tell One Program

Recently, Niagara Falls High School teachers were trained through the Just Tell One Program to bring tools to teach mental health awareness into the classroom, and for students to be able to get help, and help others. As described on Just Tell One.org, the program is a public awareness initiative whose mission is to “give […]