Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) Go Smoke-Free

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The federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency recently announced that Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) will be going smoke-free in and around their buildings effective July 31, 2018. This policy will apply to traditional tobacco products, but some PHAs have restricted electronic cigarette use as well. This can be an opportunity for health care and […]

Care Compass Network Provides Funds to Tompkins County Food Pantry to Help Fix Health Concerns and Reopen Quickly

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Enfield Food Pantry, located in Tompkins County, temporarily closes after not passing an inspection by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier due to health concerns. Enfield’s food pantry has been in operation for nearly four decades, providing many residents of Enfield food to feed their families. The pantry is looking to raise funds in […]

CCN Welcomes New Partners

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Care Compass Network is continuing to grow and involve new partner organizations in our PPS’ work through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. We are pleased to welcome these new organizations to join us as we work collectively towards a common goal; transforming health care. Green Street Pharmacy (Addison’s Apothecary, Inc) Located in […]

Care Compass Network Invests Nearly $7 Million in IT Infrastructure Across the Southern Tier

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As part of the Integrated Delivery System project (Project 2ai), Care Compass Network (CCN) has been working with partner organizations on an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. This initiative is meant to install or upgrade EHR systems at facilities across their 9-county region. Having an EHR or Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in place […]

Introducing MHAST’s Mobile Crisis Team

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MHAST’s Mobile Crisis Team provides the local community with on-demand services for individuals experience a behavioral health crisis. Launched in 2016 to provide support for all Broome County Law Enforcement agencies, service providers, and individuals, Mobile Crisis Services is designed to help de-escalate crisis situations on-side, and help avoid the traumatic and often unnecessary transport […]

Cortland County Wins Local Foods, Local Places Award

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Cortland County was the only community in New York State to win the award, and one of only 16 communities across the country to win. On July 30th a Community Meeting will be held to begin discussions on different opportunities that are available to use local food initiatives to strengthen the Cortland area, foster economic […]

Guthrie and Lourdes Introduce Telemedicine

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People in need of care for minor illnesses can now be seen quickly and affordably, without an appointment, at any time or place thanks to telemedicine. Care Compass Network partners Lourdes Hospital and Guthrie Clinic have both introduced 24/7 online care, making access to healthcare easier. Using video chat or a phone call, the patient […]

Health Coaches Provide Support for Patients After Hospitalization

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Hospital Readmission of patients after discharge is both prevalent and costly. In an attempt to reduce preventative hospital readmissions, the Care Transitions Project supports patients with self-management care goals after discharge with the assistance of a specially trained Health Coach. This project, one of the eleven by Care Compass Network (CCN), has been implemented throughout […]

Nearly $1 Million in State Funding Awarded to Southern Tier Organizations to Help Fight Poverty

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Press Release: On July 6th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 12 projects that will be funded under the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) in Binghamton. These projects are a direct result of ESPRI, the Governor’s $25 million initiative to help 16 communities develop locally-driven strategies to reduce poverty and increase economic opportunity for all New […]

Care Compass Network: July eNewsletter

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Our July 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 July eNewsletter.