NY Connects, Your Link to Services and Supports in Your Community

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NY Connects has been helping residents of New York State for over 11 years, serving older individuals and individuals with disabilities of all ages, as well as families, caregivers, and professionals, connecting them to services and supports. The main goal of NY Connects is to help individuals to remain independent and remain in their homes for as […]

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Announces Nearly $1 Million to Connect Families to Substance Use Disorder Support Services

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Press Release: On September 15, 2017 OASAS announced that nearly $1 million has been awarded to 10 providers to add Family Support Navigators throughout the state of New York. Family Support Navigators help families struggling with substance use disorders understand the progression of addiction and how to navigate insurance and treatment systems. “Helping loved ones […]

Another Viable Option: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care, the Collaborative Care Model

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In June 2017, Care Compass Network (CCN) hosted a Collaborative Care Workshop to discuss the integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care and how the evidence-based program can benefit and impact primary care clinicians as well as their patients. Keynote Speaker Amy Jones-Renaud, MPH, Director Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration from the NYS Office of […]

Governor Cuomo Announces Distribution of $25 Million in Federal Funding to Address Opioid Crisis in New York State

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Press Release: On September 14, 2017 Governor Cuomo announced the rollout of $25.2 million in federal funding to expand critical initiatives in New York’s ongoing effort to confront the opioid epidemic that is gripping the nation. The funding will be used to add and enhance treatment services for people struggling with opioid use disorders in high-need […]

Care Compass Network’s (CCN) Community-based Navigation Transformation Model Grant Winners Announced

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In August 2017, CCN announced a new funding opportunity for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Community-based Organizations (CBOs) through their Community-based Navigation Transformation Model Grant Program. CBOs throughout CCN’s nine-county region submitted application proposals for a dedicated outreach and engagement resource to assist the Medicaid Non-and Low Utilizers within the community. CBOs have built strong […]

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services (CARS) Provides Recreational Therapy

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CARS recently hired a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Monica Weimer. The ability to add recreation therapy to their program, allows CARS to reach more clients and help their recovery through a variety of different channels of learning. Often during the early stages of recovery, many individuals are faced with the challenge of what to […]

United Health Services (UHS) Expands Walk-In Clinic Hours in Vestal

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Through the funding efforts of Care Compass Network’s (CCN) Innovation Program, UHS was awarded innovation funds to expand their walk-in hours. Data collected by UHS has shown that peak avoidable Emergency Department utilization often occurs within two hours of walk-ins closing at 5pm. UHS worked to expand the organizational infrastructure in order to support extended […]

Care Compass Network Supports Partner Organizations Through IT Funding Opportunities

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Care Compass Network (CCN) can help support partner organizations through approved IT funding opportunities. Currently, programs are in place to assist partners with new implementations of EMR/EHR systems and to provide funding to accommodate a RHIO and/or DSRIP requirements such as interfacing existing systems with a RHIO, customizing or upgrading an EMR to allow for […]