Horse racing tradition of Saratoga Springs sets the theme

Winter temperatures and snowfall did not dampen the spirits of the over 800 Symposium attendees — some of whom donned dapper horse-racing attire — at the the fourth annual New York State DSRIP Learning Symposium, held on February 11-13, 2019, at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. You can find the complete program and links to many of the presentations here.

MHVC was well-represented at the symposium. Participants included partners Arms Acres, Catholic Charities, CAPE, HDSW, HealthLinkNY, HRH Care, Montefiore Nyack, the National Guard, Rockland Paramedics, Westchester Jewish Community Services, Yonkers Public Library and members of the MHVC team. They joined other representatives of our seven counties, including many city governments and agencies, and CBOs among the 800 attendees. Read below for summaries of the MHVC network’s presentations and posters, including the MHVC’s poster that was voted third best of the 40 on display.

The opening reception set the tone: Preparation, hard work, and training have positioned the PPSs and their partners to get to, and beyond, the finish line. PPSs shared their results in “impact booth” displays on Monday night, which were voted on by attendees for win, place, and show, continuing the horse racing theme. The winning team, Suffolk Care Collaborative, was in full summer race regalia, complete with a themed booth and games, and race-day fancy hats and attire. Losing by a “nose” — four votes — MHVC placed second, with its Joy in Work board, What Matters to You? (WMTY) Tree, and a popular and informative MHVC By-the-Numbers Bingo game, highlighting successes. Over 100 people participated in the Bingo game, winning gift cards and WMTY paraphernalia.

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