Broome County is Awarded Grant Funds to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

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The Office of National Drug Control Policy recently announced over $2 million in grants have been awarded to several programs across the United States. Broome County is one of 12 programs that were awarded funding to combat opioid overdoses through community-level intervention initiatives. Jason Garner, Broome County Executive announced that the county would be receiving […]

Care Compass Network: December eNewsletter

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Our December 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 December eNewsletter.

Physician Burnout: Shedding Light on a Serious Issue

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Burnout is nearly twice as prevalent among healthcare providers as other U.S. workers, affecting at least half of physicians. Every day, on average, a U.S. physician commits suicide, a rate almost twice that of the general population. Physician burnout and depression adversely affects healthcare workers, patients, families, and the community at large. “Burnout among health […]

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Announces Statewide Campaign

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Press Release: The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) recently announced the launch of their statewide campaign “We Can’t Lose Anyone Else“, a bi-lingual campaign to inform and educate about opioid addiction and the resources that are available to help those in need. OASAS created three videos that will air […]

Care Compass Network Co-Sponsors Palliative Care Workshop

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In October, more than seventy medical professionals gathered at the event center at Tioga Downs in Nichols, New York to listen to talks centered around Palliative Care. Participants represented a broad range of disciplines including registered nurses, physicians, social workers, CEOs, hospice care coordinators, home health aides, and more. Geographically, the group came from many […]

November 15th Marks the Annual Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society is celebrating the 43rd Annual Great American Smokeout (GASO) to encourage people to take action that day towards a smoke-free life for themselves or in support of family or friends in quitting. Quitting smoking isn’t easy and takes time and a plan. Let November 15th be the day to start the […]

Care Compass Network: November eNewsletter

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Our November 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 November eNewsletter.

Now Accepting Applications for Round Four of the Innovation Fund Program

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Launched in 2015, the Innovation Fund program was developed to support partner organizations in the development or expansion of programs that support the transformation of healthcare delivery, and improve patient outcomes and the overall experience for the Medicaid population within our 9-county region. Going into our 4th round of the Innovation Fund program, Care Compass […]

Improving Disease Management: Project 3bi and 4bii Updates

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Care Compass Network’s Project 3bi – Cardiovascular Disease Management and Project 4bii – Chronic Disease Management/ Prevention COPD both work to improve disease management for patients through self-management. The projects are interconnected in a number of ways as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease. […]

REACH Medical: Opens First Low-Threshold Harm Reduction Practice in Ithaca

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REACH Medical, the first low-threshold harm reduction medical practice in Ithaca, New York is, for many, is a place where hope lives. Inside a renovated home just blocks away from downtown, there are patient exam rooms, offices, and a welcoming reception area. REACH stands for Respectful, Equitable, Access to Compassionate Healthcare. Patients will not only […]