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 […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Helping to Manage Out-of-Control Emotions and Teach Life Skills

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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program is a comprehensive treatment incorporating behavior therapy, mindfulness practice, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. This evidence-based practice, initially developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is currently being implemented by a team at the Lourdes Center for Mental Health (LCMH). DBT is meant to treat patients who have suicidal […]

Walk-ins vs Emergency Rooms: Finding the Right Place for Care

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Walk-ins and Urgent Care Centers are a good option when you need a same day appointment and your doctor isn’t available or their office is closed. They can treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Emergency Rooms are equipped to handle a variety of critical needs. Whenever you have questions or concerns speak with […]

Care Compass Network Awards Funds to Arnot Health

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Arnot Health was awarded $35,000 to help fund a pilot project in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Emergency Department to address the opioid epidemic at the local level. Through this program, Arnot Health is looking to increase engagement and treatment compliance with those that are at the critical six-month mark by linking them to Certified […]

Care Compass Network: October eNewsletter

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Our October 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 October eNewsletter.