June Quarterly Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting

The next Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meeting is being held on June 11 from 8:00 – 9:30am. The meeting will be hosted at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo and will feature a presentation from Kristin Woodlock, of Woodlock and Associates, on the CPWNY Innovations Projects, providing an overview of each project and discussing strategic lessons learned. There will also be a budget update for CPWNY.

light breakfast buffet will be served with fruit, pastries, coffee, tea and juices.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the PAC meeting’s Eventbrite page.

 

NYS 2019 DSRIP Learning Symposium – Compendium Released

The New York State Department of Health has released a collection of descriptions and pictures of the exhibits that each PPS created for the 2019 DSRIP Learning Symposium. CPWNY’s section is on page 18 and 19 of the compendium, and details our presentation. There is also a description of a video CPWNY produced to show some of our DSRIP projects and partners.

Community Partners of WNY Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Community Partners of WNY (A DSRIP PPS) Spring 2019 Newsletter Now Available!

The newsletter includes updates on:

  • Cover Story Feature: 4th Annual NYS DSRIP Learning Symposium
  • Features Highlighting:
    • CPWNY By the Numbers
    • The Launch of the Nurse-Family Partnership at Catholic Health
    • and more!

For the complete quarterly update, access the newsletter by clicking here.

New E-Cigarette Information! Youth most likely to use – information for parents, providers, educators and e-cig users

Partners at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have developed an informative packet explaining the dangers of electronic cigarettes. Research based evidence is showing that 40% of e-cigarette users 18-24 have never been cigarette smokers and over 2 million middle and high school students smoke these devices.

The full information packet can be found here.

Free Film Screening – Unnatural Causes: in Sickness and in Wealth

Is inequality making us sick?

On Monday April 1, 2019, as part of National Public Health week, D’Youville College, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, and Community Partners of Western New York, will be co-sponsoring a film screening and discussion of Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth which explores racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion including a presentation of regional data mirroring the health-wealth gradient seen in the film. We will discuss the issues as well as solutions at the policy, institutional, and program levels.

There are zip codes in Buffalo where 1/6 babies are born low birth weight and infant mortality is more than three times the national rate (19.8 versus 6.1 per 1000 births). The rate of free/reduced lunch eligibility in Buffalo Public Schools is about 70% compared to 7% in suburban school districts like East Aurora and Orchard Park. A marker of poverty, this is accompanied by many other adverse health outcomes including higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Health inequalities are not natural; they result from decisions that we as a society have made.

To register, please visit the event website

Live Well WNY Kick-Off Conference

Live Well WNY seeks to support healthy living for all of Western New York. The program seeks to raise awareness, highlight the stories of successful programs, share resource, and mobilize our communities in making healthy changes. The goal of this initiative is to address tobacco use, poor diet, and the sedentary lifestyle that contributes to poor health.

Join us on April 18th, at the Buffalo Gran Hotel from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. For more information and to register, please the event website.

Tobacco Specialist Training Coming Up!

Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) are professionals who possess the skills, knowledge, and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence. This training is a 5-day workshop designed to help treatment providers master core competencies for delivering treatment for tobacco use, and is available to all levels of health professionals and community advocates.

The trainings will be held at the Roswell park Comprehensive Cancer Center during the following time frames:

  • April 22 – 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • July 22 – 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Some of the topics covered in the training will include:

  • TTS roles, responsibilities, ethics, and credentialing
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment of the tobacco user
  • Diversity and health disparities
  • Relapse prevention and recovery

For more information on the training, please see the training flier below. To register for the training, please visit Roswell Park’s registration page. 

 

How comfortable are you with VBP? Please Take our Survey!

We, the DSRIP programs of Community Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care, are proud to continue to offer opportunities to learn about the changes to health care and its payment models. This survey is a chance for you to give feedback on our education efforts to date.

As you may already be aware, The New York State Department of Health is changing the way healthcare providers and networks are compensated. As part of this change our network offers on-going and periodic opportunities to learn about Value Based Payment (VBP) planning and arrangements. VBP  holds providers and payers accountable for the health of their patients to improve health outcomes and reduce costs by shifting from fee for service payment models. This is part of a statewide transformation in healthcare and strives to account for 80% of provider payments by Medicaid by next year (2020). We are offering our partners assistance in evolving during this time of change and we’d like to know if you’ve been able to access this guidance or if it’s useful to you.

Thank you for your feedback on this survey. We will keep this survey open until February 28, 2019. If multiple individuals in your organization would like to reply, we welcome multiple perspectives on our work.

Breathe Easy, LUNG FORCE is Here!

 

The American Lung Association’s new initiative to support lung patients in the community is now coming to Buffalo! The LUNG FORCE Expo will be held at The Grapevine Banquets on May 11, 2019, at 8:00am.

This event is a two track CME conference with separate presentations for healthcare professionals and patients and their caregivers. The event will be chock full of educational presentations by our local experts in the lung health field on different lung diseases, screening, diagnosis and treatment updates – all kinds of great info!

Please register on their website if you’re interested in attending. For more information, please contact the American Lung Association by phone at 1-800-LUNGUSA.