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Opioid Summit: Innovation Collaboration for Change

HANYS’ Opioid Summit: Innovative Collaboration for Change is designed for healthcare professionals delivering opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services across the continuum of care. This education and networking event will explore innovative opioid use disorder programs and evidence-based strategies, offering resources, tools, and best practices. The Summit will be held at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn on Sept. 24 and will be followed on Sept. 25 by buprenorphine training for eligible clinical providers.

Sessions will include education on health equity and integration of medication-assisted treatment. This event will also cover topics related to early identification, stigma, pregnancy, harm reduction and treatment of infectious diseases for people with opioid use disorder. In addition, HANYS will offer a free, in-person Buprenorphine Waiver Training on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in partnership with the New York State DOH AIDS Institute. The course is required for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and medical residents seeking to qualify to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine.

Registration can be found here, but space is limited and sign-up ends Sept. 10.

Igniting Hope Conference

The African American Health Disparities Task Force has announced “Igniting Hope 2019: Building A Culture of Health & Ending African American Health Disparities” will take place Fri., Aug. 17, and Sat., Aug. 18, 2019 at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at 955 Main St. , Buffalo. The Conference is free and open to all community members.

According to Rev. George Nicholas, MDiv, Senior Pastor, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist; and AAHDTF Convener, the 2019 Conference features leading African American public health experts who have experience in initiating and engaging communities to effect a change in minority health disparities including Moro Salifu, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; John Ruffin, PhD, Founding Director, National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities; and Lisa A. Nicholas, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

To register, click here.

Promising practices, United Hospital Fund report

A new report from the United Hospital Fund, DSRIP Promising Practices: Strategies for Meaningful Change for New York Medicaid, highlights case studies of various DSRIP projects across New York State. The report provides key takeaways from the first four years of the DSRIP program, such as the focus on combating the social determinants of health in partnership with community-based organizations. The NYS Department of Health funded this study as a companion piece to the DSRIP Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health, published in January, 2019.

A summary of the report can be found on the UHF website, as well as the download page for the full report.

NY Medicaid Population Health Symposium Registration Open

The NYS DSRIP program will be hosting a Population Health Symposium on November 18th and 19th in Manhattan, NYC. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for organizations across the continuum of care to share their perspectives and insight on addressing the social determinants of health.

The DSRIP program is also calling for organizations to showcase successes in the areas of Delivery system design and population health improvement, movement toward health equity, and transition to value. Any interested partners can submit their application here. The submission deadline is 5pm on July 17,  so submit your proposals soon!

For more information on the event and registration, please check out the event website.

 

1115 Medicaid Redesign Team Waiver Public Comment Session Materials Available

The public comment session took place on June 24, 2019, in Albany, New York. The forum featured a presentation from the NYS Department of Health and a comment period where representatives of various PPSs and healthcare providers involved in DSRIP were able to voice their opinions about the progress that has been made and the future of the 1115 waiver.

The 1115 Medicaid Redesign Team Waiver Public Forum slides, video recording of the public forum, and transcript of the public comment session are available on the NYS Department of Health website.

 

 

Healthy Community Alliance – join the CBO Consortium!

The Healthy Community Alliance has been awarded with funding from the NYS Department of Health to assist Community Based Organizations (CBOs) with the development of long term sustainability plans. CBOs that have addressed Social Determinants of Health for over two years are invited to join the Rest of State CBO Consortium. While technical assistance webinars have begun (a list of those can be found here *updated schedule posted 6/24*), they are still accepting CBOs into this consortium to participate in this support and plan for their futures. More information on the CBO Consortium and key benefits of membership can be found on their benefits and key messages pages.

To register with the CBO Consortium, the CBO Agreement form must be completed and submitted to Tony Sanfilippo (contact information on the flier below), and the CBO applying for membership must fulfill the requirements listed on the flier. If your organization is interested in participating in the next regional meeting on June 27 for the CBO Consortium, Tony Sanfilippo is also the contact to register for the call. The presentations from the first meeting on May 30 are also available here.

CBOs that do not meet the criteria can also register using the affiliate CBO form organizations and are invited to participate in the Consortium, but will not receive incentive payments to do so.

 

PCMH Study Reports Positive Impact of DSRIP

According to a new study completed by the United Hospital Fund, the DSRIP program has played a key role in increasing the adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) healthcare model in New York State. Between May of 2017 and 2018 there has been a 35% increase in the number of primary care providers adopting the model, which is a huge jump from the average of 15% in previous years. The model was created by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and works to improve quality outcomes by coordinating care through a patient’s primary care provider.

The full story can be viewed on the United Hospital Fund website, and the full study can be viewed here.

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.