Learning from Experience: Partners Share BH Integration Successes and Challenges

June 28, 2017

BH Learning Collaborative #2 Focuses on Lessons Learned. In November 2016, MHVC’s first Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative set the stage for the challenges ahead, as participants shared concerns with their colleagues and learned techniques to help with problem-solving and work flows. By the time 98 participants met on June 8, 2017, for the second Behavioral…

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MHVC Announces CBO Funding Opportunities Supporting Communities of Care

May 31, 2017

MHVC CBO Integration Strategy to strengthen the region. A core principle of MHVC’s integrated delivery system is deepening our understanding of the role that CBOs play in the region. Throughout DY1 and DY2 MHVC has engaged CBOs as part of our program planning and workforce training efforts, including our emphasis on PDSA training to promote…

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MHVC Announces “What Matters” Campaign

May 31, 2017

Initiative supports worldwide “What Matters Day,” June 6. MHVC is proud to announce its participation in the worldwide “What Matters to You” initiative, which was introduced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in 2012. MHVC Medical Director Dr. Damara Gutnick, said, “‘What Matters to You’ exemplifies MHVC’s patient-centered focus and frames our efforts to…

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Plan-Do-Study-Act: Fall Launch for MHVC’s PDSA Toolkit

May 31, 2017

Middletown shows what PDSAs can do. Over the past year, MHVC and its Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) team have been meeting with and training partners on this practical problem-solving technique. Just as the PDSA cycle provides partners with a process for learning and improvement, the team has continued to learn as well while deploying PDSA training in…

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Answering the Question: “What does DSRIP mean to me?”

May 31, 2017

  MHVC Workforce Communication and Engagement Toolkit launched in April. You are doing the work and seeing results, but do your front-desk staff and technicians know that DSRIP is more than an acronym? Does everyone in your organization understand DSRIP’s long-term goals and why you are doing these projects? Based on the latest results of…

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BH Crisis Solutions in Action

May 16, 2017

Creating new pathways to improve care. On March 15th, MHVC partners delivered two webinars that are part of the training action plan of the DSRIP Project 3.a.ii Cross-PPS Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Project (link here). The two consensus-based, best-practice behavioral health (BH) protocols developed by Hudson Valley partners were the subjects of separate webinars, one…

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Rapid Cycle Improvement for Mental Health “Firsts” in Rockland County

May 16, 2017

“Mental Health First Aid,” BH first responders, Nyack Hospital coordinate care. The words “rapid cycle improvement” have new meaning to those who participated in a groundbreaking project that has transformed crisis care in Rockland County. Nyack Hospital is a suburban hospital with an emergency department (ED) inundated with behavioral health (BH) visits that are difficult…

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Bringing MAX Back Home to MHVC

May 16, 2017

MAX partners share learning at ED care triage workshop. Key to MHVC’s approach to creating an integrated network is the principle of applying learning from one program to another and sharing learning between partners. On March 2nd, MHVC’s two Emergency Department (ED) super-utilizer focused Action Teams for the MAX Series Program — St. Luke’s Cornwall…

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Navigating through Uncertainty: Immigration and Use of Social Services

May 16, 2017

“Tremendous fear” reducing participation in the Hudson Valley. Many MHVC partners providing health care to migrant and immigrant communities are facing additional challenges to care as this patient population increasingly withdraws from services due to fears of deportation. “It is heartbreaking to hear that families are disenrolling from WIC, Medicaid, and other social service programs.”…

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New MHVC Training Calendar is your Online “One Stop” for Learning Opportunities

February 28, 2017

The MHVC Workforce Subcommittee is excited to announce that its Training Calendar is now “live” on the MHVC website. The master calendar is located on the MHVC Workforce Subcommittee page (link here); activities will also be linked in the future to other parts of the site, the MHVC Partner Portal, and our newsletter. The purpose…

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