In this issue: Why is a farm-rich region so hungry?
Why is a farm-rich region so hungry?
The Finger Lakes region has abundant fruit and vegetable farms. Yet 22 percent of the population goes without eating healthy, fresh food, which harms health outcomes.
The Food, Farms and Health Symposium April 11 explored the roots of this problem and sparked a dialogue about barriers to fresh food access.
“Economically, environmentally, physically and emotionally, our individual and community health is linked,” said Anne Ruflin, chief planning officer for Common Ground Health, which cosponsored the symposium, along with Foodlink and S2AY Rural Health Network.
From MACRA and MIPS to SIM and SHIP, federal and state programs aimed at paying for health outcomes instead of procedures can be dizzying.
That’s where our expert consultants can help. Common Ground Health can provide no cost assistance to practices looking to participate in the state’s Advanced Primary Care model or prepare for new quality reporting requirements.
“We help practices create a culture of continuous improvement, a shift that is foundational to meeting the new demands of outcome-based payment,” said William Brien, director of Practice Transformation for Common Ground Health.
Reducing readmissions using discharge planning and technology and attracting and retaining a skilled workforce will be discussed at the Cracking the Code on Healthcare Spotlight Event June 2 at Locust Hill Country Club. Learn more here.