Put the Care in Healthcare, Attend the Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training on Tuesday, February 19!

Meet the needs of your diverse patient populations, address social determinants of health, effectively communicate with your various patient populations, and improve patient outcomes! The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo is delivering this vital training. If you haven’t taken advantage of one of our previous sessions, please join us from 4:00-5:30pm for light dinner and lively discussion! Register now!

 

Nurse-Family Partnership is now seeing clients at Catholic Health! Referral forms available.

The Nurse-Family Partnership empowers first-time moms to transform their lives and create better futures for themselves and their babies

Each year 380,000 children are born to first-time mothers living in poverty. Many of these mothers are young, single, socially isolated, and without a high-school diploma. Their children face major barriers to leading healthy lives and escaping poverty, because their mothers lack the resources and knowledge to create a better life for their families. Nurse-Family Partnership is a non-profit that transforms the first thousand days of life for babies born to moms living in poverty across the United States. Beginning during pregnancy, and until the child is two, nurses visit moms at home to educate them on parenting, share resources, and perform health checks.

For more information on the program, please visit their website.

For care providers: this referral form can be used for any eligible mother.

OASAS Clinical Supervision Foundations Training I and II Open for Registration

This 30-hour combined online and classroom training, developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center, will meet the thirty hour Clinical Supervision training requirement for following certifications:

  • Advanced Counselor and Master Counselor status in the OASAS Substance Use Disorder Scopes of Practice.
  • Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC renewal), and Credentialed Prevention Professional/Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPP/CPS initial section 3 and renewal).

The in-class portion of the training will take place at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), 1099 Jay Street, Building J., 3rd Floor (Glenn Gravino Board Room), Rochester, NY 14611

The in class sessions are scheduled for the following times:

  •  Day 1: Wednesday, February 6, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 2: Thursday, February 7, 9:00am – 4:30pm
  •  Day 3: Friday, February 8, 9:00am – 2:00pm

To register, please visit the course website

Questions about the training may be directed to:

  • Cheryl Martin at 585.738.7298 | cmartin@ccsi.org
  • Kathy King at 585.613.7632 | kking@ccsi.org

Tobacco Cessation Education Materials Created

CPWNY has partnered with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to provide patients and providers educational materials about smoking cessation and options to help patients quit smoking. The materials can be found here:

Smoking Cessation Pamphlet – Nicotine Replacement Education for Patients 

Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Guidelines – Physician and Clinician Guide & ICD-10 Codes

These materials may be ordered in print form through Lauren Moore – please send an email with how many of each you would like to have printed, or any questions you may have, to lmoore1@chsbuffalo.org.

VBP – Early Lessons Learned Webinar October 30

On Wednesday, October 30, 2018, from 2:00-3:30, the Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, will be hosting the third in the series of Early Lessons Learned Webinars from Value Based Payment (VBP) Pilot participants.

 

The webinar is for Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Managed Long-Term Care Plans, Managed Care Organizations, and VBP Contractors, who are interested in, or are in the process of, creating and entering into a VBP contract for a social determinant of health intervention. This webinar will feature a joint presentation from SOMOS Community Care and Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC).

 

Leaders from both sides will discuss the creation of their intervention along with the challenges, opportunities, effective strategies, and early successes with their social determinant of health intervention.

Register Here

Questions may be sent to SDH@health.ny.gov

 

Fall Healthcare Forum – October 26, 2018

Triple Aim Event October 26 – Healthcare in 2018: What’s Next?

UB School of Management and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) are hosting a Fall Healthcare Forum on Friday, October 26th, 8:30-4pm, at Templeton Landing.

With expert discussions from physicians and health plans, as well as local health systems and community panels, this event aims to take a look at where we are and where we are going in healthcare. Register here

Please note there is a fee to attend this event.

Formore information, click here.

To view the event agenda, click here.

 

Webinar from NYSDOH: VBP Contracting for CBOs – July 11

Value Based Payment Contracting Webinar for

Community Based Organizations

Hosted by the Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs,

Bureau of Social Determinants of Health

On Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00-11:30 am

For Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that are considering or are in the process of entering into a Value Based Payment (VBP) contract. Topic areas covered in the webinar will include:

  • How CBOs can get involved in VBP
  • How a CBO can create a value proposition
  • Types of CBO/VBP contracting arrangements
  • VBP myths and facts for CBOs
  • Key items to include in CBO/VBP contracts
  • Live Q&A

Register for the webinar:

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9abf2382ea2845c68faa9a8c197c7568

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training August 15

4-Hour Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)  Certification Training

August 15, 2018 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided

Catholic Health Administrative & Regional Training Center

144 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Conference Room 1A

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), is promoting the standardization and certification of course work/training which enhances the knowledge and skills if individuals performing the SBIRT protocol in both general and behavioral healthcare settings. Many payers reimburse for SBIRT service provided by physicians (or an SBRT OASAS-certified health professional under the supervision of a physician).

This meeting is intended for providers, midlevels and nurses.

Kindly register before Wednesday, August 8.

http://eventbrite.com/e/cmp-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-sbirt-4-hour-certification-training-registration-47266369985

You’re Invited! Increase Your VBP Velocity: The Shift to Value Based Payment Conference, June 6

You’re Invited!

Increase Your VBP Velocity:
The Shift to Value Based Payment Conference

Community Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care, in partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Healthcare Executives Forum, enthusiastically invite you to attend:

The Shift To Value Based Payment

Wed., June 6, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Adam’s Mark Hotel
120 Church St., Buffalo, NY 14202

This dynamic, full-day conference will feature a series of presentations by nationally recognized experts on Value-Based Payment and performance, as well as a wide array of break-out sessions and collaborative discussions in the afternoon.

Featuring speakers such as Kent Bottles, MD, healthcare futurist; Jason Helgerson, healthcare change agent;
Scott Wetzler, Ph.D, population health initiative leader; and more.

Click here for a full listing of conference presenters and panelists, and register to reserve your spot.

CPE and ACHE continuing education credits will be available. CME credits to be announced.

Registration is free for partner organizations and practices.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free parking is available.

Please note: Seating is limited. Please keep registration to relevant staff.
Registration will be open until May 25, 2018, or until the event reaches capacity.