Community Partners of WNY 2016 Fall Newsletter!

Community Partners of WNY has released its 2016 fall newsletter!

The newsletter includes updates on:

  • Project and Work Stream Progress
  • Highlighted Projects:
    • Telemedicine: Bridging The Gap Opportunities Abound
    • Promote Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Information about community events, the Mid-Point Assessment, Value-Based Payment and more…

For the complete quarterly update, access the 2016 fall newsletter here.

WNY Performing Provider Systems: Care for the Future

On August 31st, P² and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York will host an update on the two Western New York Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. Join us, Millennium Collaborative Care and P2 Collaborative as we give program updates at the WNED Stuido.  Registration begins at 8:30am. Light refreshments will be provided.

To register, please visit the following link. 

Community Partners of WNY 2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter!

Community Partners of WNY has released its 2016 spring/summer newsletter! The newsletter includes updates on:

  • Project and Work Stream Progress
  • Highlighted Projects:
    • Integration of Palliative Care into the PCMH model
    • Promote Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-Being
  • Information about community events, the DSRIP LinkedIn group, HEALTHeLINK consent forms, and more…

For the complete quarterly update, access the 2016 spring/summer newsletter here.




Patient Consent Forms Now Available in 10 Languages!

CPWNY is pleased to announce that HEALTHeLINK patient consent forms are now available in five additional languages! Languages available include: English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Karen, Nepali, Polish, Russian, and Somali. By granting consent, physicians treating you will have access to important clinical information about you that could be unavailable otherwise. To view these consent forms, visit HEALTHeLINK.

Building Community Health, Wealth, and Strength

Community Health Workers (CHW’s) and Community Partners of WNY are pleased to host “Building Community Health, Wealth, and Strength,” a seminar focused on engaging people in the community,  working with diverse stakeholders, and learning CHW’s role in the community.  We welcome and encourage policy makers, leaders, institutions, organizations and the community to attend this free opportunity.  The seminar will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 1901 Main Street.  For more details and registration, please click here.


Motivational Interviewing

P2 Collaborative is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Motivational Interviewing(MI) webinar on June 3rd.  Please join P2 and guest speaker, Dr. Michael MacLean, PhD at Meals on Wheels for this introductory session.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sign on for an extended FREE ON SITE training with Dr. MacLean.  For more details on registration and on site training provided by Dr. MacLean please visit P2 Collaborative’s website here.

Transform the Front Desk Staff

Catholic Medical Partners is pleased to host “Transform the Front Desk Staff,” a seminar focused on improving patient communication, data collection and compliance.  The seminar will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 144 Genesee Street with two sessions to accommodate all schedules.  Attendees will earn 3 CEUs.  The cost is $199/person, which includes all necessary materials.  Please visit the following links to view the brochure and poster.

Poster can be viewed here.

Brochure can be viewed here.

March 2016 MOLST Update

The March 2016 MOLST Update has been released and features updates and information on the following topics:

  1. National Healthcare Decisions Day – The 9th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) will be held on April 16.  A number of educational events will be held by members of the NHDD NYS Coalition with the goals of:  Increasing conversations that lead to completion of Healthcare Proxies (HCPs); Increase awareness of MOLST & eMOLST in the community; Support statewide implementation of MOLST & Family Healthcare Decisions Act, the Palliative Care Information Act (PCIA), the Palliative Care Access Act (PCAA ), and appropriate legislative changes to improve the quality of care near the end of life.
  2. Update on Dying in America – Have we improved quality of care for people nearing the end of life?
  3. A New Podcast Series on End-of-life Care – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have partnered with Reach MD to broadcast a new podcast series for health care professionals based on the 2015 Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

To view the complete March 2016 MOLST Update, click here.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: 80% By 2018 – Take the pledge!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  “80% by 2018” is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable initiative in which hundreds of organizations have committed to substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem for those 50 and older. Organizations are working toward the shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. The 80% by 2018 initiative is led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).   As part of P2’s organization’s commitment to the 80% by 2018 initiative, the P2 Collaborative of WNY are asking you help them improve colorectal cancer screening rates throughout Western New York.  P2 has joined forces with hundreds of local and national organizations to shine the light on this very important topic. They are now challenging their partners to join us.  Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, despite being highly preventable, detectable, and treatable.  Regular screening for colorectal cancer can reduce the number of people who die of this disease by at least 30%.


P2 believes that colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. Partners must come together to help eradicate colorectal cancer – and to save lives.  Learn more about colorectal cancer and recommended screening tests at

Governor Cuomo Announces More than $155 Million in Funding to Strengthen and Improve Health Care in Western New York

The awards are being made through the Capital Restructuring Financing Program and Essential Health Care Provider Support Program. Both were created by Governor Cuomo to support the goals of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), the main mechanism for investing the $7.3 billion in Medicaid savings that resulted from the groundbreaking waiver between New York and the federal government in 2014.  To read the entire article, please visit the following link.