Calendar of Events

Living Healthy Workshops @ Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 21 @ 11:30 am
Register Now forUpcoming Webinars on Social Determinants of Health! @ Webinar
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm
Youth Mental First Aid @ Sidney Central School
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Developing Health Literacy Skills in Youth @ National Academy of Sciences
Nov 19 @ 8:45 am – 5:45 pm

As children and adolescents (youth) become increasingly involved with their own health care, regularly interact with the health system, and access information that informs their actions and behaviors, higher levels of health literacy will be key for positive health outcomes later in life. Prior research has demonstrated that youth may be interested in understanding health information but may also  find it difficult—this difficulty can stem from literacy issues, among other factors. Youth with low literacy are often unable to benefit from health interventions, campaigns, or educational programs.

Health literacy has been well-studied in adults but much less so in youth and there is still much that we don’t know. Yet youth make decisions that affect their health every day in a variety of settings (in school, with peers, etc.) and often do so without an adult presence to guide them. Youth are also exposed to health information every day online and from friends that may or may not be accurate. It is vital that young people have the skills to navigate this environment to protect their health and well-being.

On November 19, 2019, the Roundtable on Health Literacy will convene for a public workshop in Washington, DC, planned by an ad hoc planning committee. The workshop keynotes, presentations, and moderated panel discussions will aim to

  • explicate the necessity of developing health literacy skills in youth;
  • examine the research on developmentally appropriate health literacy milestones and transitions and measuring health literacy in youth;
  • learn from programs and policies that represent best practices for developing health literacy skills in youth; and
  • explore potential collaborations across disciplines for developing health literacy skills in youth.

This Health Literacy Month, register to attend the workshop in-person or by webcast. Find more details at the meeting page (and be sure to bookmark it to watch the webcast).

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Compassion Fatigue & Secondary Trauma @ Endicott Visitors Center
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Compassion fatigue refers to the emotional, physical and spiritual exhaustion that helping professionals can experience over the course of their career as a result of exposure to large volumes of complex cases or difficult situations. Compassion fatigue can impact helpers’ personal and professional lives with symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, a reduction in empathy towards others, loss of hope, exhaustion, and irritability.


Françoise is a Registered Psychotherapist and a compassion fatigue specialist. Her experience stems from over 20+ years as a mental health professional, working as a crisis counsellor and trauma specialist in university counselling, military, law enforcement, and other community mental health environments.

Service Providers are encouraged to attend!


FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre Campus
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workforce Development and Transition Team Meeting @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Chasing the Dream @ Corning-Painted Post High School Auditorium
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free public screening of “Chasing The Dream” followed by a panel discussion with local experts on trauma-informed care.

About this Event

Watch a screening of WSKG’s “Chasing The Dream” on trauma-informed care and then hear from the following panelists:

  • Mike Ginalski, Superintendent, Corning-Painted Post School District
  • Barbara Hubbell, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, United Way of the Southern Tier
  • Laura Rossman, CEO, Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.
  • Darlene Smith, Director, Steuben County Public Health

Natasha Thompson, host of “Chasing The Dream” and president and CEO of Food Bank of the Southern Tier, will serve as moderator.

Screening is at 5:30 p.m.

Panel discussion begins at 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided by the Corning-Painted Post School District.

Registration is requested for this free event, which will be held in the Corning-Painted Post High School Auditorium.

This event is made possible with the support of:

Blueprint for Health Equity: Bridges out of Poverty @ SUNY Morrisville - Norwich Campus
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

About this Event

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding poverty. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language. Throughout the workshop, participants will receive specific strategies for improving outcomes, but the focus of the workshop is to provide a broad overview of concepts. The event will be presented by Nathan L. Mandsager, the Associative Executive Director of Schenectady Works.

Lunch will be provided. This is a free event, but space is limited. Register now to ensure your spot! The first 25 people to register will receive a book and workbook.

For more information on this event, please contact:

Theresa Davis, Executive Director of Chenango Health Network


This workshop is sponsored by: Chenango Health Network, HealtheConnections, Improve Norwich Now and SUNY Morrisville.

Date and Time

Wed, November 20, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

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SUNY Morrisville | Norwich Campus

20 Conkey Avenue

Norwich, NY 13815

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Organizer HealtheConnections

Organizer of Blueprint for Health Equity Event: Bridges out of Poverty

HeC is responsible for implementing the New York State Department of Health Population Health Improvement Program in the Southern Tier.  HeC is grateful for the support and assistance offered by the Chenango Health Network, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, and the Rural Health Network of South Central New York as partners on the Population Health Improvement Program.


Person Centered Care in an Opioid Treatment Program Setting Summit @ The Crowne Plaza Syracuse Hotel
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The NYS Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS) in collaboration with Center on Addiction are hosting several summits to review the fundamentals of person-centered care within the OTP system on an organizational and clinical level.

Are you a provider working within an opioid treatment program who’s interested in learning about the transition to person-centered care? This one-day summit will review the core values of person-centered care in an opioid treatment program setting.

Topics will include:

• The fundamentals of person-centered care
• The differences between organizational and clinical level person-centered care
• The rationale for shifting to a person-centered approach to care
• Discussion of person-centered care as an evidence-based practice
• Integrating person-centered care with the OTP setting

This will be a hands-on training that will allow you to review the fundamentals of person-centered care, as well as exercise that knowledge as you explore clinical and organizational examples of person-centered care within the OTP setting. OASAS is pleased to be partnering with the Center on Addiction to provide this informative one-day session. Agenda The morning session will focus on reviewing and discussing the fundamentals of person-centered care. This will include an overview of person-centered care within the OTP system on an organizational and clinical level. The Afternoon session will include a discussion of clinical examples of person-centered care. This allows providers to consider how person-centered care can be operationalized on multiple levels.