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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.”…


MHVC Offers Access to “School for Change Agents”

The School for Change Agents is a global online learning community led by the Horizons Group-National Health System (UK), a cohort that aims to support health care colleagues to think differently about how effective change practice can lead to better outcomes for patients. It is offering five different webinars  at 10 AM on February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 22. Register on the School’s home page here.

WMTY Buttons are Here!

Now you can wear your commitment to WMTY every day. Email your button requests to Elizabeth Ramos, eliramos@montefiore.org, with WMTY Button Request in the subject line. Please be sure to include: Name and phone number of contact, organization, mailing address, and the number of buttons needed (no amount is too small or too large). There is no charge for the buttons or the shipping.

MHVC and MRT Team Up for WMTY

MHVC and Jason Helgerson's Medicaid Reform Team (MRT) don their WMTY patient-focused lenses at the February all-PPS Learning Symposium. Watch for a link to MHVC's report on the exciting three-day conference.

February is Heart Awareness Month


NatCon18: MHVC Part of Faculty and Offering Partner Discount

April 22-24, 2018
Washington, DC

MHVC is pleased to be featured as pre-conference faculty -- and is offering a partner discount -- for the upcoming annual National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. More information and the registration link can be found here. MHVC is offering a $200 registration discount to all MHVC Partners. At checkout, add “W&A2018” to the promotion code box.


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