ACP In the News-October 19, 2017

NYS DOH 
NEW WHITEBOARD VIDEO
 – BEST PRACTICES IN DSRIP YEAR 3 

In a new whiteboard video and “best practices” review, “Best Practices in DSRIP Year 3,” New York State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson describes PPS best practices in DSRIP Year 3. Categories include establishing an innovation fund, adopting best practices with data, addressing social determinates of health, adopting a regional approach to crisis intervention, and mobilizing around high priority community health needs. To view the video, click here.



ACP Blog
LESSONS IN
RESILIENCE
by Denisse Oller

I did not see my family, as I had hoped to.

At midday in San Juan, it might as well have been dusk. The sky turned from bright blue to dark gray in a matter of seconds, and heavy rain poured like it was on fire. I had just landed in my birthplace, Puerto Rico, on a medical and humanitarian mission to aid those in need on this devastated island. The mission is year-long. My visit, unfortunately, lasted less than 20 hours.

Nothing prepared me for what I experienced first-hand, not the phone conversations with my sister who lives in the metropolitan area, nor the extensive news coverage since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20.  Neither visuals nor reporter’s first-hand stories captured what I witnessed. Read Denisse’s blog…

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