Building a Brighter Tomorrow

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Care Compass Network recently collaborated with Binghamton University School of Social Work to provide SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) training to 17 Masters in Social Work students. The training was incorporated into an elective course, “Addictions and Social Work,” and students who completed the training became certified in SBIRT. SBIRT training further […]

Local Leaders Focus on Narcan Availability

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Local New York leaders met in Albany on Tuesday, May 22nd to discuss the drug epidemic that is hitting communities hard throughout New York State. WBNG Channel 12 News was present at the meeting and reported on the discussion around the over-dosing drug Naloxone, or Narcan, and what can be done to make sure more […]

CMS Announces Agency’s First Rural Health Strategy

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Press Release The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy which is intended to provide a proactive approach on healthcare issues to ensure that the nearly one in five individuals who live in rural America have access to high quality, affordable healthcare. This new strategy focuses on […]

NYS Health Foundation Announces Funding Opportunity

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The NYS Health Foundation believes patients have a meaningful role as partners in their own health and health care and should be empowered to voice their concerns and ideas. This also means having a voice when it comes to making informed policy decisions. To support their Patients as Partners initiative, the NYS Health Foundation has […]

New Mental Health Diversion Initiative Launches in Broome County

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Broome County Emergency Services has launched a new initiative, the Mental Health Diversion program. The first of its kind in the state of New York, this program is meant to create a connection between 911 dispatchers and mental health counselors. “One out of every ten [911] calls are a mental health call in Broome County,” […]

Care Compass Network: May eNewsletter

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Our May eNewsletter is now available. Read about Care Compass news and updates, DSRIP projects, upcoming events, employment opportunities, as well as updates on NYS Department of Health as it relates to DSRIP. Click here to view the May eNewsletter.

Health Literacy and its Role in Patient Care

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When Lauren Phillips meets with one of her clients, a number of her services are often called upon. She might be helping process a green card, filling out paperwork, translating information or assisting an individual who is trying to set up a doctor’s appointment. Phillips is a Refugee Social Services Program Manager and Job Coach […]