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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), 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.

 

Live Well WNY

Live Well WNY is a movement led by the Population Health Collaborative and funded by the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York. The program seeks to address three behaviors that lead to four chronic conditions that account for over 50% of our premature deaths. These three behaviors are smoking, inactive lifestyle, and unhealthy diet.

Any organizations or programs that are interested in supporting this work by listing themselves as a resource for community members working on these issues, please register on the WNY Healthy Communities Coalition webpage.

Also, please feel free to join the WNY Healthy Communities Coalition on June 28, 2019 at AcQua on the Buffalo waterfront for a chance to meet and speak with others doing similar work around healthy living. For more information and to register for this free event, please sign-up on their eventpage.

1115 MRT Waiver Public Comment Day

The Medicaid Redesign Team public comment day is June 24, 2019 at SUNY School of Public Health’s auditorium in Rensselaer, NY. This event is meant to provide a forum in which DSRIP participants can comment on the future of the 1115 waiver. Written public comment may be submitted through July 5, 2019 to 1115waivers@health.ny.gov, with subject line “1115 Public Forum Comment”.

The live webcast can be viewed at this address:

https://www.health.ny.gov/events/webcasts

More information on the event and the post event recording can be found here:

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/medicaid_waiver_1115

 

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.

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.