Calendar of Events

May
22
Wed
Clearing the Confusion @ Lourdes Hospital, East-West Dining Room
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm
Jun
18
Tue
Workforce Development and Transition Team Meeting @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jun
19
Wed
Mental Health First Aid Training @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

To support and promote a culturally sensitive community and workforce across our PPS, Care Compass Network is proud to offer a FREE Mental Health First Aid Training by MHAST on Wednesday, August 21st, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm at Care Compass Network, 33 Lewis Road, Binghamton NY 13905. Please report to The Compass Room.

This evidence based, one-day training is open to the PPS and participants will receive certification valid for 3 years. This training is open to all Care Compass Network partners and registration is required.

A minimum of 6 participants are required to administer this training session.

Lunch will be Provided

Mental Health First Aid – Program Background:
Mental Health First Aid USA was introduced in the United States in 2008 and continues to grow in relevance and popularity. The intent of Mental Health First Aid USA is to provide the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants of MHFA-USA will learn how to assess harm to self and others resulting from mental illness, listen while refraining from judgment, manage an acute mental health crisis, discuss local mental health resources and recommend evidence-based self-help strategies for people living with mental illness.

Agency Background:
Established in 1927, the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Binghamton, New York. Through our affiliation with the New York State and National, Mental Health Associations we are one of 300 Mental Health Associations in operation nationwide. MHAST is the oldest, continuously operating Mental Health Association affiliate in New York State.

MHAST is, and has been for over 85 years, devoted to enhancing the lives of all community residents by improving their mental health and wellness. Our goals are achieved through providing advocacy and educational services, prevention programs, information/resource referrals and community-based support services. In addition, MHAST works to promote mental health and recovery, encourage the empowerment of mental health service consumers, eliminate discrimination, raise public awareness with education, and advocate for equality and opportunity for all.

Moving Upstream: Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Care and Social Determinants of Health @ Coltivare
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Physicians ● APP’s ● Nurses ● Administrators ● Office Managers ● Psychologists ● Social Workers ● Community Organizations ● Spouses/ Significant Others

ALL welcome to join for an interactive discussion and buffet dinner! Cash bar available.

Learning Objectives:
Describe Social Determinants of Health and their relationship to the quadruple aim including reduction of burnout
List at least three steps to improve the capability of primary care clinics to address social needs and social determinants of health
Describe at least two resources primary care clinics and community partners can use to improve individual care and broader social determinants of health

This Live activity, Moving upstream: Challenges and opportunities to improve care and the social determinants of health, from 06/19/2019 – 06/20/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  1.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Wednesday, June 19th from 5-8pm
Coltivare 235 S Cayuga St, Ithaca
5:00pm Registration ● 5:30pm Buffet Dinner ● 6:30pm Presentation

Gift baskets, raffles, and other surprise giveaways!

Keynote Speaker: Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH
A leader at the forefront of a new generation of healthcare practitioners, credited for coining the term “upstreamist,” Dr. Rishi Manchanda is reinvigorating primary care by teaching doctors to think about—and treat— the social and environmental conditions that often underlie sickness.

The founder of HealthBegins and RxDemocracy, Dr. Manchanda is also the author of The Upstream Doctors, which has been called ‘compulsory reading’ for anyone concerned about the future of medicine, prevention and the social determinants of health.

Jun
20
Thu
Moving Upstream: Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Care and Social Determinants of Health @ Holiday Inn Binghamton
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Physicians ● APP’s ● Nurses ● Administrators ● Office Managers ● Psychologists ● Social Workers ● Community Organizations ● Spouses/ Significant Others

ALL welcome to join for an interactive discussion and buffet dinner! Cash bar available.

Learning Objectives:
Describe Social Determinants of Health and their relationship to the quadruple aim including reduction of burnout
List at least three steps to improve the capability of primary care clinics to address social needs and social determinants of health
Describe at least two resources primary care clinics and community partners can use to improve individual care and broader social determinants of health

This Live activity, Moving upstream: Challenges and opportunities to improve care and the social determinants of health, from 06/19/2019 – 06/20/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  1.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Thursday, June 20th from 5-8pm
Holiday Inn 2 Hawley Street, Binghamton
5:00pm Registration ● 5:30pm Buffet Dinner ● 6:30pm Presentation

Gift baskets, raffles, and other surprise giveaways!

Keynote Speaker: Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH
A leader at the forefront of a new generation of healthcare practitioners, credited for coining the term “upstreamist,” Dr. Rishi Manchanda is reinvigorating primary care by teaching doctors to think about—and treat— the social and environmental conditions that often underlie sickness.

The founder of HealthBegins and RxDemocracy, Dr. Manchanda is also the author of The Upstream Doctors, which has been called ‘compulsory reading’ for anyone concerned about the future of medicine, prevention and the social determinants of health.

Jun
21
Fri
Creating an Age-Friendly Community @ Binghamton University Downtown Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Description
In 2018, New York State became the first state in the country to become part of the AARP Age-Friendly Network. As New York continues to lead the way, the HealthlinkNY Community Network is offering a series of free workshops for local municipalities interested in learning more about becoming an AARP Age-Friendly Community. Through this series, local municipalities and their interested partners will learn more about planning to become an Age-Friendly Community and will hear from other communities and content experts on how to make communities livable for people of all ages.

In this final session participants will have an opportunity to share their progress on becoming an age-friendly community as well as learn about potential funding strategies and sources to support their work on becoming an age-friendly community. Parking and lunch is provided at no charge to participants.

Jun
26
Wed
Chronic Respiratory Community Outreach Event @ Holiday Inn Elmira-Riverview
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Interested in becoming a speaker or vendor? Register by May 5th

Jun
28
Fri
Cultural Competency & Health Literacy Meeting @ Care Compass Network - The Strategy Room
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Jul
16
Tue
Workforce Development and Transition Team Meeting @ Care Compass Network - Compass Room
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jul
25
Thu
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ Morrisville Campus
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – Jul 31 @ 12:30 pm

You are more likely to encounter someone – student, friend, family member, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. The 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

What Participants Learn:

This no cost course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: Access for risk of suicide or harm; Listen nonjudgmentally; Give reassurance and information; Encourage appropriate professional help; and Encourage self-help and other support strategies.

*Must complete both days* Thursday, July 25th and Wednesday, July 31st from 8:30am to 12:30pm