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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“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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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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“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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