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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MHVC Crisis Stabilization Project: January 2017 report on three PPS collaboration

February 22, 2017

The Crisis Stabilization Project (3.a.ii) within DSRIP is meant to provide readily accessible behavioral  health crisis services that will allow access to appropriate levels of service and providers, supporting a rapid de-escalation of the patient’s crisis. MHVC held a Webinar on January 26th to share the Cross-PPS Crisis Stabilization Paper (recorded webinar can be found…

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MHVC Hudson Valley Career Page is “Live”

February 22, 2017

MHVC has created a jobs clearinghouse for providers to attract talent within the Hudson Valley area. The Hudson Valley Career page can be accessed via quick links through the MHVC partner portal and the soon to be relaunched MHVC web site. Network partners are encouraged to use the page to promote open integrated delivery system-related…

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MAX Series Train-the-Trainer Workshops Begin

February 7, 2017

We have been reporting the past few months on the objectives and successes of the MAX Series and the two MHVC teams — St. Luke’s Cornwall and St. Joseph’s and their respective partners — that already participated. We are pleased to announce that one MHVC partner, HealthQuest, was selected to participate in the next round…

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Westchester Crisis Stabilization Forums Put Ideas into Action

February 2, 2017

Following the January 2017 release of the Hudson Valley DSRIP Cross-PPS Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Report (link here), MHVC, Westchester County and our partner PPSs are moving to act on recommendations in the report. Westchester County designed separate half-day sessions with featured speakers and breakouts for those providing services for adults and for children, held…

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MAX Series Update: MHVC ED Care Triage Implementation Workshop on March 2

February 1, 2017

MHVC has continued to report the results of the two ED super-utilizer focused Action Teams representing MHVC during the first Medicaid Accelerated Exchange (MAX) Series Program — St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and St. Joseph’s Medical Center — and we want to provide an update and an exciting announcement. Given St. Luke’s and St. Joseph’s demonstrated…

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State’s MAX Series Final Report Cites MHVC Partners

January 27, 2017

At the end of January 2017, the Department of Health issued its final report on its groundbreaking eight-month MAX Series program. The report, DSRIP – Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series Program Final Report Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services (link here), “highlights the work of 10 Action Teams who participated in the first year…

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“Patient Engagement: Tips for Primary Care Teams” Training

January 13, 2017

Continuing its emphasis on education and collaborative learning, MHVC presented a half-day session for primary care teams in Suffern on January 13, 2017. The session, “Patient Engagement: Tips for Primary Care Teams,” was designed to teach participants practical  evidence-based communication skills and introduce helpful resources that can be immediately applied to improve patient engagement .…

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Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative Learning Session 1

November 2, 2016

On November 1, 2016, 110 participants joined clinical co-leaders, Dr. Henry Chung and Dr. Damara Gutnick, for the first learning session of the MHVC Behavioral Health Learning Collaborative. The full-day event in Tarrytown was a rich mix of overview topics, team building, and breakout groups that addressed some of the challenges faced by behavioral health…

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