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NEW Lean Training, Starting March 11th

The philosophy behind lean is simple, continuous improvement with the removal of waste and inefficiencies. Lean is an ever-evolving philosophy used extensively in healthcare that is based on proven principles and methods that incorporate a compilation of world-class practices to improve an organization through an evidence-based methodology. Lean focuses on the customer and adding value to the organization by using its employees, trained in the methodology, to achieve continuous improvement by redesigning processes to create a more efficient work environment.
Lean has been deployed by SI PPS, as well as other PPSs, since the early stages of DSRIP. We have seen significant improvements in areas such as emergency department and clinic throughput, behavioral health and primary care integration, behavioral health center intake, Hypertension and Diabetes Control, as well as in many other areas.

This 12-hour course (divided over 3 days) will cover lean philosophy and methodology and give the participants the skills and knowledge to be able to conduct lean projects back at their organizations. Lean facilitators will also provide on-site coaching of a project, chosen by the participant, that will be started during the class.
When
Monday, March 11th, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday, March 15th, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where
Staten Island PPS, 7th Floor Conference Hall
1 Edgewater Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305
 
Who should attend?
Organizations interested in process redesign
Training Mode
In person

Please contact William Myhre at WMyhre@statenislandpps.org to start the registration process.

 

Staten Island PPS Releases “Community Based Organization Partnerships: Program Guide and Evaluation 2018”

Staten Island Performing Provider System is pleased to release Community Based Organization Partnerships: Program Guide and Evaluation 2018. The report was developed in partnership with Staten Island community-based organizations. To request a copy of this report, click here.
Community Based Organization Partnerships: Program Guide and Evaluation 2018 describes how Staten Island PPS made an early commitment to identify, engage and create capacity with our community-based organization (CBO) partners through the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. CBOs are often the most well recognized and trusted organizations in their neighborhoods, speak the languages and are culturally sensitive to the communities they serve.
The report also explains the impact on the population we serve, the healthcare workforce and the broader community. In many ways it reinforces the concept of neighborhood as the center of wellness activity and the need to broaden our definition of health care services to address social determinants of health (SDOH). Many of the individuals who benefited from the services described in the evaluation were adversely affected by many clinical conditions such as poorly managed CHF, co-occurring behavioral health conditions, obesity, asthma, and diabetes. But primarily these were individuals and families greatly impacted by social determinants of health – the culprit in many poor health outcomes.
This SDOH revelation had us refocus our attention away from what is wrong clinically to what is wrong from a social justice and community standpoint including housing, employment, safe neighborhoods, transportation, food deserts, domestic violence and their enormous impact on health outcomes. Staten Island PPS has reduced preventable utilization of emergency room and readmissions by over 50% in just three years. The integration of these CBO services is an integral part of these outcomes and our continued effort to engage those often left at the periphery of health care access.
For more information or questions about this report, please contact Celina Ramsey.

Free Mental Health First Aid Trainings

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches you how to identify signs of mental health distress, or substance use issues in your community. It will help you understand people’s challenges or crises and show you how to respond effectively.

  • Improved ability to recognize behavioral health challenges
  • Greater confidence in one’s ability to help
  • Decreased negative attitudes toward behavioral health challenges

Mental Health First Aid-Older Adults

When
Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Where
Staten Island 1199 Training Center
790 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

Click here to register.

 

Mental Health First Aid – Youth

When
Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Where
Staten Island 1199 Training Center
790 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302

Click here to register.

 

View the full flyer here.

Medical Interpreter Training Starting February 20th

This training provides high quality medical interpreting training to bilingual staff and volunteers who are working or would like to work in medical and other community settings. These medical interpreter training programs are instructed in both language-specific and language-neutral formats. The curriculum has been tailored to medical interpreting specifically with a whole day medical terminology workshop, all medical role plays and additional unique information and tools.

To register, fill out the self-assessment in the link below in your language and English, then fax it to (917) 830-1179. We will get back to you with more information after the self-assessment has been submitted.

 

When

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 

Where

Staten Island PPS, 7th Floor Conference Hall

1 Edgewater Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305

 

Who should attend?
All bilingual partner employees are encouraged to attend.

 

Training Mode
In person

 

Fill out the self-assessment today

Success Story: Wellth

In March of 2018, Staten Island PPS teamed up with Wellth, who created a patient-facing mobile app that motivates patients to control their diabetes. Since the program started, many people, including Mr. G, have been impacted.

“Mr. G was first referred to me by his physician as he was a non-compliant diabetic patient. Mr. G was concerned with his health but lacked the motivation to control his diabetes. After introducing him to the Wellth app, Mr. G became more compliant with medication adherence due to the positive reinforcement and incentive from the app. Wellth gave him the initiative and accountability to take control of his diabetes. After successful completion of the Wellth program, Mr. G saw a significant drop in his Hgb A1C from 9.1 to 7.3.” – Destiny, Health Coach, Brighpoint

Grant Funding Opportunity

“Take Your Neighbor to the Doctor”

Are you a local faith-based or cultural organization? Join us on January 22nd for a luncheon to discuss a grant program called “Take your Neighbor to the Doctor”! This project hopes to connect people to their primary care doctor. For more information or to RSVP, call Jordan at (917) 830-1140.

Click here for more details.

December 2018 Newsletter

What’s been happening at Staten Island PPS this month? Check out our December newsletter to find out! We went to the College of Staten Island’s Celestial Ball, where Staten Island PPS was honored, we went to the IHI: Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum in Orlando, and we participated in PS54’s 5th grade Cooking Matters class. Read all about what else we did this month: https://conta.cc/2Cu6AcE

Success Story: HEALTHi

Mr. B. is a 52 year old male living in Staten Island. He has a history of alcoholism and substance abuse. In 2015 Mr. B. suffered a stroke and as a result, has weakness on his right side including his arms and legs.

Mr. B recently lived in a local park, where he reported that he has experienced hostility, discrimination, humiliation but most of all, his personal safety is a constant concern, especially at nights. As a result of his homelessness, his personal hygiene has also suffered. Mr. B. has been banned from the emergency drop off shelter, due to problems he had when he was temporarily housed there before.

Through HEALTHi, Mr. B was able to secure housing in an adult home. After moving in, the HEALTHi team was able to provide soap, towels and slippers to him. Mr. B has been sober since June. He previously resided at Lakeside adult home earlier this year, but stated he left because there was drug use there that was not been addressed. Mr. B. reported that he has been abstinent for four months, and his sobriety is very important to him. He is now in treatment at Project Hospitality’s Recovery and Wellness program.

Since he has now obtained suitable housing, he stated that he is happy and feels secure. He has been able to take his medication consistently and currently in physical therapy for weakness due from stroke. Mr. B. is grateful to finally have some stability in his life. Professionals have noticed the improvement in Mr. B’s appearance and his attitude since moving off the street.

November 2018 Newsletter

Don’t miss out on events, trainings and updates: Take a look at what we’ve been up to with our November newsletter! From the Healthy Neighborhoods Project in the media and NYC Yoga Project’s 2nd annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, we’ve had a jam-packed November. You can read all about it here: https://conta.cc/2RrH4tI