We continue to be inspired by the compassion, care and commitment demonstrated by our front line workers during the pandemic. Health care workers are giving more than ever before during the COVID-19 crisis and remain steadfast in their fight to keep residents safe. In addition to the doctors and nurses working tirelessly, we applaud home health care workers, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), public health representatives, mental health workers, community health workers and peer advocates. We are grateful for the important work that you do and extend our sincere appreciation. Thank you!
Update: Health care workforce survey
In the March edition of this newsletter we announced an upcoming regional health care workforce survey. Due to COVID-19 this project was delayed; we are please to announce that the survey will now be distributed in fall 2020.
Common Ground Health, in partnership with the Rural and Central New York Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) and the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) will be conducting a region-wide survey of the skills and knowledge that today’s health care workforce needs. Data from the survey will be shared with educational institutions and other partners to inform training, education and pipeline programs.
This survey is meant for Executive Staff, HR Representatives and/or Program Directors.
If you have questions or to add names to the distribution list, email Melissa Pennise.
FLPPS partnership showcase series
FLPPS is hosting a four-part virtual Showcase Series featuring regional partner organizations who have created innovative change in the areas of Care Management, Behavioral Health and Social Determinants of Health. As part of each live session, registrants will have the opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, different organizations who have used DSRIP Promising Practices to close gaps in care and support high-risk populations. Presentations will begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm on August 18 and 20. Learn more and register at FLPPS.org
FLPPS and Heritage Christian Services-Eleversity live webinar series
FLPPS, in partnership with Heritage Christian Services training division Eleversity, will be hosting multiple live webinars over the next several months. This collaboration is aimed at improving and increasing the skills and knowledge of the health and human services sector employment base with a focus on COVID-19 shifting requirements for non-profit organizations. Topics that will be covered in August and September are:
- A Whole New World: Providing Remote or Virtual Person-Centered Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Informed Services
- Managing Change: Prioritizing Team Morale and Productivity During Times of Transition
- Engagement and Re-Engagement!: This workshop focuses on innovative and creative engagement strategies as we move to COVID-19 recovery.
Region 2 Public Health Training Center is offering a new 5-module training series. Modules include:
- An Overview of the Policy Process in Public Health
- Change Management: How Leadership can Support Staff during Crises
- Assessing your Audience for More Effective Cross-Sector Collaboration
- Problem Identification in the Policy Process and How Systems Thinking Fits In
- Reducing Obesity and Diet-Related Diseases by Limiting Predatory Marketing of Unhealthy Food
All modules are approved for 1.0 continuing education credit for CHES/MCHES and 1.0 Certified in Public Health (CPH) credit.