North RPU Disease Managment & Onboarding Committee @ ARC of Schuyler Count, Conference Rm 210
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blood Drive at Lourdes Hospital @ Lourdes Hospital, Lecture Hall
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lourdes Hospital and the American Red Cross have partnered together to improve our community’s blood collections. Your donation directly impacts the patients at Lourdes Hospital.  All are welcome to donate, walk-in’s are accepted but appointments are recommended.

Save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, prior to arriving at the blood drive. Visit and follow the instructions.

24th Annual Depression Conference: Paths to Recovery @ Tompkins County Public Library
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The conference will focus on depression and recovery across the life span including a keynote talk, panel discussion, workshops, and book talk. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with professionals and peers with knowledge about depression and recovery during every stage of life.

The Depression conference planning committee is pleased to announce that Regi Carpenter is this year’s key note. During “The Path of Recovery: One Story at a Time,” attendees will hear stories of Regi’s experience as well as how stories can be used as a therapeutic tool to help clients become more resilient and resourceful. A mixed panel of professionals and peers exploring what mental health recovery is and how people can begin to recover will follow. The afternoon will begin with three concurrent sessions; children/adolescents, adults, and older adults and conclude with a book talk with Sarah Glogowski, FFLS.

Sponsors: Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County; Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services; Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca; Finger Lakes Independence Center; Ithaca College Gerontology Institute; The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County; Multicultural Resource Center; Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service; Tompkins County Mental Health Department; Tompkins County Office for the Aging; and the Tompkins County Public Library.

Theory and Practice of Motivational Interviewing with Paul Warren @ CareFirst
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered counseling model of communication and counseling that is used for evoking and enhancing people’s intrinsic motivation to change unhealthful behaviors that are inconsistent with their values and goals. In this workshop, participants will learn the techniques of Motivational Interviewing and how to apply them in their work.

What are the learning objectives?

  • State the difference and relationship between Motivational Interviewing and Client-centered Counseling
  • List the four components of MI Spirit
  • Demonstrate the use of the Core Skills of MI, OARS
  • List a minimum of four counseling styles that evoke resistance
  • Demonstrate how to provide educational information in an MI Congruent manner
  • Define Sustain Talk and Change Talk
  • State the role of Directive vs Directional stance when practicing MI
Innovation Fund Grant Program Workshop @ Broome County Public Library - Decker Room
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide an overview on CCN’s Innovation Fund grant program and details on how to apply. Care Compass Network (CCN) has created the Innovation Funds Grant Program in 2014 to support the transformation of healthcare delivery based on the needs within our 9-county region. This grant program works to fund projects that improve patient outcomes and overall experiences for the Medicaid population. Going into its third year, CCN will be distributing $2 million to agencies in our 9-county region.

Who should attend: This workshop is geared towards agencies involved in providing healthcare to Medicaid members in a 9-county region (Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, and Delaware counties). Agencies eligible to apply include an array of providers: hospitals, health homes, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health providers, community-based organizations and others.

Why: This workshop will provide an overview on the Innovation Fund grant program, details on how to apply, and past program awards.

Finance Committee @ Care Compass Network
Nov 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
South RPU Behavioral Health Sub-Committee @ Care Compass Network
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
PAC Executive Council @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
North RPU Behavioral Health Sub-Committee @ Tompkins County MH Bldg, Main Conference Room
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PAM Survey (Project 2di) Training @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care Compass Network is hosting a PAM Survey Training for organizations who have identified training needs in their 2di contract for DSRIP year 3. The focus of the training is to have new staff understand the project, how to administer the PAM Survey and use the Coaching for Activation Tool.