DECIDE WNY: Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning, March 10

Population Health Collaborative is hosting a conference on Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning. The conference will be held at Millennium Hotel in Buffalo on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Register Here.

Join Population Health Collaborative for the March 10th Annual DECIDE WNY Conference with keynote speaker BJ Miller, MD. Dr. BJ Miller is one of the pre-eminent speakers on palliative and end-of-life care. Drawing on his expertise as a physician, former Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project, and as a patient, he is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes quality of life. Dr. Miller has lectured widely on all aspects of palliative care, as well as person-centered care, the therapeutic potential of aesthetics, and how to design for life.

Dr. Miller will be joined with roundtable facilitator Henry Davis from the Buffalo News and speakers Yvonne Askew, MSN Ed, RN-BC; Katie Grimm, MD; Chris Kerr, MD; Laurie Menzies, Esq; Deborah Waldrop, PhD, LMSW; and Charles Yates, MD

Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 AM with the conference starting at 8:00 AM. Continuing education credits will be made available. More details on their Eventbrite page.

Announcing: Value-Based-Payment Educational Webinars

Community Partners of WNY, in collaboration with Millennium Collaborative Care PPS, will be offering two live educational webinars with half hour Q&A sessions for Community Based Organizations (CBO) and Behavioral Health Providers, and two pre-recorded webinars for Primary Care Providers.

The links to the webinar information are in our password protected section for partners. If you have any difficulty accessing the webinars or registering, please contact us.

If you are unable to attend the CBO or Behavioral Health webinars, they will be recorded and posted on our website following the sessions. The pre-recorded Primary Care webinars will be posted soon!

Behavioral Health Webinars

1.       February 9, 1:00 – 2:30pm: Introduction to Value-Based Payment for Behavioral Health Organizations Register Here
2.       February 23, 1:00 – 2:30pm: Personalizing your Organizational VBP Strategy for your Behavioral Health Providing Organization Register Here

Visit our Behavioral Health Provider Resources page for more information.


Community Based Organization Webinars

1.       February 8, 2:30 – 4:00pm: Creating your Community Based Organization Strategy for Value-Based Payment Register Here
2.       March 1, 2:30 – 4:00pm: Operationalizing Value-Based Payment for your Community Based Organization Register Here

Visit our CBO Resources page for more information.

Primary Care Webinars

Pre-recorded – Coming Soon!

These webinars will focus on personalizing your organization’s VBP strategy.

Please visit our Primary Care Providers Resources page for updates and more information.

HANYS: Practice Advancement Strategies Offers Value-Based Payment Support

From The Healthcare Association of New York State: As DSRIP moves into the end of Year 3, focus on outcome measures and value-based-payment (VBP) will increase. The goal of reaching 80%-90% VBP arrangements by April 2020 challenges all PPSs requiring focused efforts to improve the quality of care, patient and provider experience, and cost management. The Additional High Performance Program (AHPP) offers PPSs and partners additional performance-based funding aligned with the key metrics of the PPSs. Current understanding of PPS performance and strategies to achieve targets is critical to optimize access to these payments.

Nicole Harmon, Senior Director of the Healthcare Association of New York State [HANYS] invites you to listen to a recording of her recent webinar Charting Your Path to Achieve DSRIP VBP Goalspresented in October with Evan Brooksby, Director of Policy Analysis and Special Projects at HANYS.

Practice Advancement Strategies has extensive experience engaging PPSs and their partners in dialogue, conducting gap analysis, and plan development. Please contact Nicole Harmon at nharmon@hanys.org or at (716) 201-1170 to discuss how she can help you achieve the DSRIP VBP and AHPP goals.

January 23: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Master Training Program

A Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Master Training Program will be offered through Suffolk Care Collaborative (a DSRIP PPS) to certify Master Trainers so that they can host training sessions in their regions. This is a master training course held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at Suffolk Care Collaborative in Hauppauge, NY.

Interested parties must apply by January 5, 2018.

For more information and to apply for this certification Click Here.

Achieving Community Integration Training Webinar

The Department of Health conducted a training session through Public Consulting group for provider staff members to share information on “Achieving Community Integration.” The training included an overview of the person-centered care foundations and planning as well as the LifeCourse framework. Watch and listen to the presentation HERE.

Follow up questions are due to PCG at aalvey@pcgus.com by December 15, 2017 and a follow up webinar will be held Wednesday December 20 at 2:30pm.

Fall 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

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

  • Cover Story Feature: Helping Communities Breathe Easy: Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure
  • Features highlighting:  Justtellone.org Phase II Launch, August 2017 Project Advisory Committee Meeting Recap, Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo Honored for Outstanding Work, and more!


For the complete quarterly update, access the 2017 Fall Newsletter
HERE

Dec. 2-3 Erie County DOH OASAS-Certified SBIRT Train the Trainer Course

December 2 & 3, 2017, 9:00am – 4:30PM Erie County Department of Health, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is hosting a Training of the Trainers course for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. This event is intended for healthcare professionals who will be training their colleagues in medical offices and clinics. For more information regarding SBIRT visit this OASAS site. Register for the event here.

This is the ONLY SBIRT Training of the Trainers that ECDOH will be able to offer for a significant period of time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients who misuse alcohol or other drugs using a standardized screening protocol
  • Describe the goals/processes of Brief Interventions(BI), Brief Negotiated Interviews (BNI), and Brief Treatments (BT).

Accreditation: The activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Northeast & Carribean Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NeC-ATTC). The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Certification: The University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

– No charge to attend – 

More information and to register for the event, click here.

Nov. 8 Western New York Performing Provider Systems Community Conference

Join Population Health Collaborative (formerly known as P2) and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York in an interactive discussion with our two Western New York DSRIP Performing Provider Systems: Community Health Partners of WNY and Millennium Collaborative Care.

The conference will be held at WNED-WBFO, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202 on November 8, 2017 from 9am – 11am.

For more information, please visit the event website here.

Nov. 14 Cultural Competency & Health Literacy Training Event

You’re Invited to an Upcoming Training: Tuesday, November 14, 2017,  4:30-6:00 pm at the CHS Regional Training Center.

CPWNY and Community Health Workers of Buffalo are holding a Cultural Competency and Health Literacy training session to help inform our healthcare providers and staff of our diverse communities.

This training is designed to help meet the needs of diverse patient populations, assist providers with effectively communicating with their patients, and consequently improve outcomes (i.e. decreasing no-show rates, increasing patient compliance, improving health status).
Cultural competency and health literacy training for providers is now mandated under NYSDOH Medicaid Re-design/DSRIP. We believe it will also support you with PCMH recognition, HEDIS scores, the shift to value-based payment and improve patient experience in care.

This training is being delivered by the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo, who brings a wealth of experience from the community, healthcare and social/human services. Their training team includes Community Health Workers, healthcare and public health professionals, and community-based leaders.

The training has been very well-received by those who have attended!

Please visit our Eventbrite page here to register!