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September 2017

CLAS Standards Training

September 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Susan Ann Malinowski, Communication/Language Access Program Manager at St. Peter's Health Partners will provide this training on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The training is held in collaboration with Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) and Better Health for Northeast New York (BHNNY) as part of the PPS cultural competency and health literacy initiatives. Participants will be able to discuss the federal standards for language access and culturally appropriate services and learn ideas for how to set up an effective language…

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Housing is Health Care: Leveraging Local Housing Resources to Support the Care Team

September 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CDPHP Patroon Cafe, 500 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY United States
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Michelle Sandoz-Dennis, director, Continuum of Care Unit from CARES, Inc. will present this three-part series that focuses on local housing resources to support care management teams in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia/Greene, and Saratoga counties. The series is hosted by CDPHP. This third event in the series will focus on: OMH-funded housing Mental health SPOA contacts OASAS-funded housing Wrap-up and resource materials Register here. For more information please contact Kathy Leyden at kathryn.leyden@cdphp.com.

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October 2017

Emerging Healthcare Professions Conference: Spotlight on Community Health Workers

October 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schenectady County Community College, 78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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Community Health workers (CHWs) have become an integral part of today’s healthcare system. This conference will focus on the scope of practice of current CHWs, pathways to success for emerging healthcare professionals and a call to action concentrated on enhancing the relevancy of community health work in New York State. Please join Community Health Workers, and Community Health Worker supporters for the 1st "Emerging Healthcare Professions: Spotlight on Community Health Workers Conference” on October 2, 2017 hosted by Schenectady County…

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“Resilience” Screening and Discussion

October 16, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, 235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180 United States
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At this screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, learn how childhood toxic stress and trauma, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), contribute to lifelong, intergenerational health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions and discuss ways you and your community can intervene to address ACEs among our children. A panel discussion with area experts will follow the 60-minute documentary. Panelists include: Kathy Alonge-Coons, LCSWR. Commissioner, Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health…

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A Foundation for Transformation with “Godfather of PCMH” Dr. Paul Grundy

October 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Ext.
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Renowned as the "Godfather of PCMH," Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Chief Medical Officer, Global Director of Healthcare Transformation IBM's Healthcare and Life Science Industry joins Alliance and Innovative Health Alliance of New York to discuss: Importance of PCMH to patient-centered care How team-based care helps reduce physician burnout Relationship between PCMH and Value-Based Care Transformation Why PCMH and Value-Based Care Transformation matter to one of the nation's largest employers About Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM Dr. Grundy is…

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November 2017

Moving Quality – Learnings from Geisinger Clinic

November 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Peter’s Hospital, Cusack Board Room, 317 South Manning Blvd
Albany, New York
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This event is hosted by St. Peter's Health Partners Medical Associates and is not affiliated with Alliance for Better Health. Community physicians are invited to a discussion on advancing quality, with successes shared by Joe Bisordi, MD - xG Health Solutions (Geisinger consulting division). The event will be proctored by Sudeep Ross, MD, MBA - SPHPMA Chief Medical Officer Overview: Share drivers of success in a value-based environment and provide a foundation for launching a physician quality improvement program. Provide an overview…

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

November 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ellis Hospital, Graham Auditorium, 1101 Nott Street
Schenectady, NY 12308 United States
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At this screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, learn how childhood toxic stress and trauma, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), contribute to lifelong, intergenerational health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions and discuss ways you and your community can intervene to address ACEs among our children. A panel discussion with area experts will follow the 60-minute documentary. Visit the event webpage for more information and to register >> …

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The Evolving Science of Asthma

November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, 30 Clifton Country Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065 United States
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The following program is underwritten by Genentech and Novartis pharmaceuticals: Join Alliance for a presentation by Allan T. Luskin, MD on best practices related to asthma management. We look forward to a very interactive discussion! Dr. Luskin served on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) National Asthma Education and Prevention (NAEPP) Coordinating Committee and on its Executive and Long-Range planning subcommittees. He also chaired the Asthma in Pregnancy Working Group of the NHLBI that developed the Treatment of…

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December 2017

Toward Justice: Reducing Harm and Improving Health and Safety

December 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Albany Medical College, 43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208 United States
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This event is hosted by Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice and sponsored in part by Alliance for Better Health. Communities across the country are grappling with the urgent crises of mass incarceration, opioid addiction, and fatal overdoses. At Toward Justice, participants will explore innovative municipal approaches, like Albany’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, to improve community health and safety, address racial disparities, and save lives. Join us for both days, or attend just one part -- the Networking Event, or…

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Building a Foundation For Value Based Payment

December 6, 2017
Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, 48 Canada Street
Lake George, NY 12845 United States
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Join PPS Alliance for Better Health, Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) and Better Health for Northeast New York (BHNNY) for a value based payment (VBP) forum designed to help prepare medical and non-medical partners for the shift from volume to value. Featuring: Specialized tracks for: Community based organizations (CBOs) Primary care providers Behavioral health providers Keynote address by Courtney Burke, chief operating officer, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Welcome by Greg Allen, director of program development and management, New York…

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