Adirondack Health Institute News

DSRIP PAC Meetings Held on September 25 — Materials Available Here

The recently held DSRIP PAC meetings were well attended. The southern meeting held in Glens Falls had 51 in attendance, while the northern meeting in Lake Placid had 48 in attendance.  Please find below copies of the presentation slides from the meeting, along with the agenda for your review.  Also note the Save the Date document for a webinar on community crisis stabilization to be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m., October 8.

DSRIP Regional PAC Meeting Agenda

DSRIP Regional PAC Meeting Main PowerPoint Slides

Community Health Needs Assessment PowerPoint Slides

Hudson Mohawk AHEC PowerPoint Slides

Northern AHEC PowerPoint Slides

Regional Healthcare Innovation Teams

DSRIP Webinar Save the Date

Thank You to Our 2014 Summit Major Sponsors

We’d like to extend our sincerest thank you to the major sponsors of our 2014 Summit, AARP, CohnReznick, HCR Home Care, Treo Solutions, and UnitedHealthcare.  The event would not have been possible without their continued support of our efforts to lead the way in building healthy communities.

AHI CEO Cathy Homkey Appointed to NYS Rural Health Council

Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) Chief Executive Officer Cathy Homkey has been appointed by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to the Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health’s (ORH) New York State Rural Health Council. The ORH, a New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) office, focuses on issues that affect access to health care in rural regions. The Council advises DOH on rural health policy.  Her term will run through June 30, 2015.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected for this immensely important role, joining a strong partnership of health providers, consumer advocates and many other rural health stakeholders,” said Homkey. “The ORH coordinates statewide policy, administers state and federal programs, disseminates information, provides technical assistance, and cultivates important partnerships, and I am thrilled AHI has a seat at the Council table, working with so many others to build healthy communities.”

Homkey went on to explain that ORH and Council partners include the NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, NYS Association for Rural Health, Healthcare Association of NYS, Iroquois Health Association, NYS AHEC, Medical Society of the State of NY, NYS Nurses Association, the Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS, Community Health Association of NYS, and the NYS Association of County Health Officials.

The Office of Rural Health strives to improve access to quality health care services by implementing state and federal programs, conducting planning activities, and coordinating policy. State-funded rural programs include Rural Health Network Development and Rural Health Care Access Development. Thirty-five rural networks and 47 rural hospitals are funded through these programs. In addition to state-funded programs, a key component of rural health programming is the Rural Hospital Flexibility Programs. These programs allow ORH to work with New York’s 13 critical access hospitals.

DSRIP Regional PAC Meeting invitations

E-mail invitations to the DSRIP Regional PAC Meetings being held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 went out via Eventbrite this afternoon. If you did not get an invitation and feel you should have, or if you still need to provide contact information for your union or worker representative, please e-mail and we will address your needs. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 25th