Calendar of Events

Aug
7
Wed
Clearing the Confusion @ Endicott Visitors Center
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
24
Tue
From Public Charge to Voting: Five ways healthcare leaders are helping transform structural determinants of health across America @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Public Charge to Voting: Five ways healthcare leaders are helping transform structural determinants of health across America

Tuesday, September 24, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

 

Speakers:

  • Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, President, HealthBegins
  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD MSc, FACP, Chief Population Health Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Berenice Núñez Constant, MPH, Vice President of Government Relations, AltaMed

A famous proverb states: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” But what if he can’t afford the lesson? What if the pond is polluted? Why not teach a woman instead?

As healthcare and community partners work to improve care and individual health-related social needs, there is growing acknowledgment of a fundamental challenge. Even the most effective relationships between healthcare and social services still take place in unequal systems, where the communities in which patients live and work are shaped by unjust structures and unhealthy policies — what the WHO calls the “the causes of the causes.”

This webinar will bring together leaders from the nation’s largest FQHC and the nation’s largest public healthcare system to highlight real-world examples of ways institutions are adding systems and structural transformation to their upstream investment portfolios. We’ll discuss the potential impact of the new proposed public charge rule, due to go into effect in October, and what healthcare systems can do to prepare and respond. And, in honor of National Voter Registration Day (Sept 24th), we’ll provide concrete examples of how to address one of the most significant upstream drivers of health — voter and civic engagement. Finally, drawing on real-life examples, we will identify five specific ways healthcare leaders can support efforts to transform health policy and structural determinants of health across America.

Register Here

 

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List at least two challenges facing healthcare and community partners when it comes to addressing community-level structural determinants of health.
  • Identify at least three ways vanguard healthcare organizations are trying to tackle community-level structural determinants of health.
  • Describe up to five strategies and/or resources that healthcare stakeholders can use to help transform structural determinants in their own communities.

Cost: This webinar is free!

Can’t attend the live event? By registering, you will be able to access a recorded version of the webinar later.

Questions? Email us at info@healthbegins.org.

Sep
25
Wed
Human Trafficking: A Medical Response @ The Hotel Ithaca
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Inviting medical professionals to recognize and respond to signs of commercial sexual exploitation/sex trafficking of children and adults.

About this Event

Commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) occurs any time a youth under the age of 18 years old exchanges a sex act or performance (whether by free will or coercion) for something of value. Youth in Tompkins County have been identified as having been trafficked or are at high-risk. Members of the medical community are in a unique position to listen for and respond to the signs of CSEC.

Join us for a FREE summit specifically designed for those working in the medical field to enhance their understanding of human trafficking, best practices for protocol development to provide an effective trauma informed response to survivors, and interact with other community resources.

We are proud to feature speakers affiliated with HEAL Trafficking, a national network of multi-disciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting survivors, utilizing a public health approach.

Presenting HEAL Trafficking Speakers’ Bureau speakers:

Keynote Speaker: Jasmine Grace

As a survivor of sex trafficking and drug addiction, Jasmine is an effective keynote speaker, panel participant and facilitator for trainings, workshops and groups. She has spoken on panels at the U.S Commission on Civil Rights in New Hampshire and at two side panels for members of the United Nations in New York. In addition, Jasmine consults with healthcare professionals, law enforcement personnel, educators and nonprofit organizations. She advises on issues such as safe homes, program growth, curriculum development, survivor support and peer mentorship. Lastly, she is a member of the NSN (National Survivor Network), Founder and Director of Bags of Hope Ministries, and Author of The Diary of Jasmine Grace. Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.

Workshop Facilitator: Tara Hughes, LCSW-R

Human Trafficking 101 for Medical Professionals

Human Trafficking Protocol Development w/ components of Trauma Informed Care

This training is made possible by Safe Harbour funding from New York State’s Office of Family and Children Services. Tompkins County is a designated Safe Harbour County, working to leverage existing resources to respond to the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and to raise awareness in the community.

Tompkins County Youth Services is charged with providing communities the support they need for their young people to have the opportunity to thrive. This is done through the support of resources for community organizations, businesses, families, and local municipalities. Youth Services provides training, funding, programming support, monitoring, technical assistance, community resource listings, advocacy for youth and education.

The Advocacy Center is the only provider of Domestic and Sexual Violence services in Tompkins County, NY. Today our agency has expanded to provide not only domestic violence services but also services to youth and adult survivors of child sexual abuse, adult sexual assault and rape. The Advocacy Center will continue to work towards a community where all are free from violence in their homes, relationships and life. http://www.actompkins.org

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event is being held at the Hotel Ithaca in downtown Ithaca which has limited onsite parking. It is recommended that attendees utilize the Cayuga Street Parking Garage that is located across the street from the hotel. For those in the Tompkins County area there is also a T-CAT bus stop located less than a block away.

Will the training be held in an accessible space?

Yes, the Hotel Ithaca is a fully accessible space for entry and exit and has limited onsite accessible parking. If you require additional accessibility accommodations please contact the organizers as soon as possible so appropriate plans can be made.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email bnugent@tompkins-co.org for any questions, issues or concerns you may have regarding the event including registration, accessibility accommodations or event details.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, however you will be asked to check in upon arrival so please be aware of the name you are registered under.

Health Coach Training @ Visiting Nurse Services of Ithaca
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Care Compass Network has partnered with the VNS of Ithaca to provide Health Coach Training to eligible employees of hospital systems and community-based organization who are contracted to participate in the Care Transition (2biv) Project.

A minimum number of 2 attendees is required to hold this training. Registration is required.

Registrants must become active Health Coaches after receiving training.

Who should attend the training?
The Project Champion for each organization is strongly encouraged to attend. Eligible Health Coaches selected by the Project Champion at each organization and who will be preforming the facility visit, the home visits and the three follow-up phone calls.The role of the Health Coach in the CCN Care Transition Intervention Model is to coach Medicaid Members and family caregivers to promote skill-transfer of self-care skills and have caregiver develop skills and confidence in four key areas, known in the CTI project as “pillars.” These are:

    1. Medication self-management
    2. Primary care provider or specialist follow-up
    3. Patient understanding of “red flag” indicators of worsening condition and appropriate next steps
    4. Use of a patient-centered health record that helps guide patients through the care process

http://caretransition.org/

Once a patient is referred to a home care agency and/or a community agency for health coaching services, the transition coach visits patient in the hospital to describe the intervention and invite the patient to participate. The visit is followed by a home visit and three follow-up phone calls over a four-week period.

Training Format
VNS of Ithaca, shall perform interactive in-person classroom training sessions for up to 16 participants for an 8-hour training.

What will I learn?
This training opportunity will train individuals in coaching patients build their confidence and competence in the four conceptual areas, or “pillars: medication self-management, use of a patient-centered health record, primary care and specialist follow-up and knowledge of red flags of their condition and how to respond. Lecture will be provided on each of the four pillars. A break out session will follow each section on the pillar affording participants practice time in the skill area.

Who teaches the program?
The program is led by Sue Ellen Stuart, (BSN, MS) CEO of VNS of Ithaca and staff from the VNS of Ithaca.

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health Report Release Webinar @ Webinar
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health Report Release Webinar

How can health systems and care providers better address the social needs of patients and the social determinants of health?

 

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 11 am to 12 pm ET, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will release its new report Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream to Improve the Nation’s Health. Please join us for the report release webinar, which will include an overview of the report and discussion of the report’s findings, recommendations, and key messages.

Authoring committee members participating in the webinar include:

 

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo (Committee Chair), University of California San Francisco
Karen DeSalvo, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Chris Esguerra, Blue Shield of California
Robyn Golden, Rush University Medical Center

 

For a description of the study, the committee roster, and more, visit nationalacademies.org/SocialNeedsCare.

 

Register now to watch the report release event at socialcarereportwebinar.eventbrite.com.

 

Tweet using #SocialCare to add to the conversation.

Taking a Cyber Everywhere Approach for Life Sciences and Health Care @ Webinar
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Living Well with a Chronic Condition @ Bassett Helathcare Network O'Connor Hospital
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
Sep
26
Thu
Training for Diagnostic Classification (Ages 0-5) of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood @ Cornell Cooperative Extension
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

As part of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (NYS B5), the New York Center for Child Development ( NYCCD) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in collaboration with CTAC, are pleased to announce upcoming trainings on the ZERO TO THREE DC:0-5™, Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.

DC:0-5 is a research and clinically-informed multi-axial diagnostic system that provides a comprehensive guide to the clinical disorders found in young children. New York State plans to make DC:0-5 the recommended diagnostic tool for all children birth to age 5.

This comprehensive training is specifically designed for participants who are directly involved in the developmental and mental health evaluation and diagnosis of children birth to five years of age.

This training provides history and background around the need for and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, as well as approaches to diagnosis from an Infant Mental Health perspective which is developmentally informed, relationship based, contextual and culturally competent.

Participants will learn about the multi-axial classification system and gain an understanding of each: Axis I Clinical Disorders, Axis II Relational Context, Axis III Physical Health Conditions and Considerations, Axis IV Psychosocial Stressors, and Axis V Developmental Competence.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Community of Practice calls following the training for support on use of DC:0-5™ in their practice.

Participation in this training is free of charge and participants will receive a complimentary DC:0-5 manual.

This training will offer 11 CE contact hours for licensed social workers and LMHCs through the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Participants must attend both days to receive full credit. Attendees will be able to access certificates online following the training.

Register early since capacity is limited. Additional trainings will be offered based on demand in each location (All Trainings are 1.5 days (9am-5pm on Day 1 & 9am-1pm on Day 2).

Training for Diagnostic Classification (Ages 0-5) of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood @ Doubletree by Hilton
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm

As part of the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (NYS B5), the New York Center for Child Development ( NYCCD) and the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in collaboration with CTAC, are pleased to announce upcoming trainings on the ZERO TO THREE DC:0-5™, Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.

DC:0-5 is a research and clinically-informed multi-axial diagnostic system that provides a comprehensive guide to the clinical disorders found in young children. New York State plans to make DC:0-5 the recommended diagnostic tool for all children birth to age 5.

This comprehensive training is specifically designed for participants who are directly involved in the developmental and mental health evaluation and diagnosis of children birth to five years of age.

This training provides history and background around the need for and development of a specialized diagnostic classification system for infancy and early childhood, as well as approaches to diagnosis from an Infant Mental Health perspective which is developmentally informed, relationship based, contextual and culturally competent.

Participants will learn about the multi-axial classification system and gain an understanding of each: Axis I Clinical Disorders, Axis II Relational Context, Axis III Physical Health Conditions and Considerations, Axis IV Psychosocial Stressors, and Axis V Developmental Competence.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Community of Practice calls following the training for support on use of DC:0-5™ in their practice.

Participation in this training is free of charge and participants will receive a complimentary DC:0-5 manual.

This training will offer 11 CE contact hours for licensed social workers and LMHCs through the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Participants must attend both days to receive full credit. Attendees will be able to access certificates online following the training.

Register early since capacity is limited. Additional trainings will be offered based on demand in each location (All Trainings are 1.5 days (9am-5pm on Day 1 & 9am-1pm on Day 2).

Sep
27
Fri
Advance Care Planning for Persons with Developmental Disabilities @ The Silo Restaurant & Carriage House
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

UHS Palliative Medicine, along with Care Compass Network, will be offering a day of learning on the process of facilitating end-of-life care for persons with developmental disabilities. Information will be provided on palliative management and the legal processes surrounding end-of-life care for these individuals. Light breakfast & lunch will be provided

Date: Friday, September 27th, 2019
Time: 8 – 4 PM
Location: The Silo Restaurant & Carriage House, 203 Moran Road, Greene, NY 13778

Speakers include:
• Philip J. Dzwonczyk, MD, Medical Director, UHS Palliative Medicine
• Katie Orem, MPH, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program Manager, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and Electronic Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (eMOLST) Administrator
• Laura Bevacqua, Principal Attorney, Mental Hygiene Legal Services
• Laura Monthie, Director, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee Program, Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Please register as limited spots are available.
Registrations requested by September 11, 2019.

Please note that due to the outstanding success of our first Advance Care Planning Event on May 3rd, we are offering the same event (including agenda and speakers) again at a different location. Please send those staff members who were unable to attend in May. We will offer a different program in the months to come, so if you’ve already attended – please stay tuned for future events!