NYSARH 2019 Conference

“Harnessing the Power of Rural”

Schedule of Events and Activities

Wednesday, September 25
Time Activity/Event

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Pre-Conference Workshop
CEUs/Contact Hours Sponsored by Ardent Solutions

The Role of Cultural Humility in Service Delivery: Challenging Assumptions and Improving Care
Laura Lewis, PhD, LCSW, Filomena Critelli, PhD,
and Sarah Richards-Desai, MSW
Location:  Porter / DeVeaux
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6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Networking Dinner Sponsored by Health Association of NYS
Location:  Top of the Falls Restaurant, Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park
Thursday, September 26
Time Activity/Event

7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

 

Breakfast & Networking Sponsored by HIXNY
Location:  Cataract
Registration
Location:  Main Registration Desk

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome
Location:  Cascades II

9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Auxier, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker
What Rural Health Leaders are Saying: Best Practices for Rural Health Leaders
Location:  Cascades II
Dr. Auxier will will present multiple best practices in rural health leadership, consolidated into three categories:

1) the Perception/Reality Gap,
2) a summation of conversations with rural health leaders discussing current issues and challenges in rural health on the Rural Health Leadership Radio™ podcast, and
3) the importance of feed forward versus feedback.

This is entertaining and informative presentation participants enjoy and learn actionable items they can immediately implement.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Exhibitors Break Sponsored by Common Ground Health
Beverages and lights snacks available
Location:  Grand Foyer

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Annual Meeting
Location:  Grand Foyer

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Awards Ceremony
Location:  Cascades II

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Luncheon Sponsored by HealtheConnections
Location:  Cataract

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Opening Sessions 1 Sponsored by Millennium Collaborative Care

  • CBO Consortium of Upstate New York
    Ann Battaglia, Tony Sanfilippo, Gwen Olten
    Location:  Porter / DeVeaux
    CBO Consortium of Upstate New York was founded in 2018 by Healthy Community Alliance Inc. with funding from the New York State Department of Health to support community-based organizations (CBOs) in the rapidly transforming health care and wellness delivery system. The Consortium collaboratively works with CBOs to advance health equity and assist organizations in achieving better population health outcomes in their communities. CBO Consortium of Upstate New York is the largest consortium of its kind in New York State, covering five subregions and 48 upstate counties. Join Ann Battaglia and Tony Sanfilippo of Healthy Community Alliance and Gwen Olton of Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI) as they share the details from the journey building the CBO Consortium. Learn more about what’s to come for the Consortium, and how it will continue to provide value to CBOs beyond the planning grant.
  • Rural Workforce Future in NYS: Challenges and Opportunities
    Robert Martiniano
    Location:  Cascades I
    Join Dr. Robert Martiniano, Senior Program Manager at the Center for Healthcare Workforce Studies (CHWS), as he leads this important session on rural workforce issues; including an overview of current workforce trends, changes in licensing or educational requirements, understanding the use of federal shortage designations, and the use of service obligated programs for recruitment and retention. CHWS – established in 1996 – is an academic research center based at the School of Public Health on the Health Sciences Campus at the University at Albany, State University of New York. CHWS’s mission is to provide timely, accurate information and conduct policy-relevant research about the health workforce.
  • Comparative Review and Update on Rural Health Systems Models
    David Beauregard, Scott Carroll
    Location:  Red Jacket
    This presentation will review the current return on investment that New York State has achieved in rural health, business, regulatory and policy challenges and the status of rural hospital affiliations and related outcomes. We will compare our observations to experiences in other states and review possible structural models going forward.

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibitors Break
Location:  Grand Foyer

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session 2 Sponsored by Your Care Health Plan

  • Combined Session
    Opioid Task Force/Collaborative Strategies for Addressing the Opioid Crisis in a Rural Community
    Allison Parry-Gurak, Steven Kelley, Ashima Butler
    Location:  Red Jacket
    Genessee-Orleans-Wyoming Opioid Task Force: A Rural Tri-County Collaboration to End the Opioid Crisis

    The goal of the Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming (GOW) Opioid Task Force is to address the growing opioid crisis across our rural tri-county area. Throughout this presentation, participants will learn how three rural communities came together to address this deadly crisis and discuss what efforts have been made thus far.
    Collaborative Strategies for Addressing the Opioid Crisis in a Rural Community
    Collaboration between a Critical Access Hospital and community based organizations to offer MAT to overdose patients that were revived with Naloxone and brought to the ED. The pilot project team has developed operational processes for screening and connectivity to treatment.
  • Overcoming Rural Competitive Disadvantage in Value-Based Payments through Practice and Policy
    John C. Salo, Emma Nalin
    Location:  Porter / DeVeaux
    Collaboration between a Critical Access Hospital and community based organizations to offer MAT to overdose patients that were revived with Naloxone and brought to the ED. The pilot project team has developed operational processes for screening and connectivity to treatment.This workshop presents strategies for overcoming the competitive disadvantage faced by rural and small organizations that want to participate in value-based payment. Presenters will outline RHNSCNY’s current work to improve measurement and demonstrate Return on Investment for social determinants interventions while inviting discussion around opportunities for advocacy and policy change.
  • Midwifery Birth Centers: Addressing Maternity Deserts in Rural NYS
    Whitney Hall, Kate Finn, Dallas Gilpin
    Location:  Cascades I
    There are currently 10 counties without an obstetrical provider in Upstate NY. The midwifery birth center legislation was passed in 2016 to address this issue. This talk outlines the importance and history of birth centers in the US, birth center statistics and viability, the journey of the MCB bill in NYS, and the process of regulation creation to situate birth centers in the state of NY with safety and accessibility in mind. Finally, looking forward to the emergence of birth centers especially in the rural areas, and how this future of maternity coverage will affect rural populations. There will be a special focus on maternity deserts and maternal mortality.

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

 

Exhibitors Break
Beverages and lights snacks available
Location:  Grand Foyer

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Session 3 Sponsored by Fidelis Care

  • The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
    Sean Ossont, Christopher Harris
    Location:  Porter / DeVeaux
    The tightrope upon which stability balances in community-based organizations is being stretched taut, as the role of the CBO is extended to new levels. Governments continue to delegate further responsibility to CBO’s and rely on them to deliver more with less. CBO’s are the warehouse and gatekeepers of local information, obviously valuable for their own purposes, but this data is also useful to other organizations and government agencies. For a few CBOs, they have evolved into organizations of knowledge management. Given constrained budgets, workforce challenges and new demands of service, technology and the data it supports is increasingly becoming more important to manage daily business operations, develop innovative solutions; negotiate contracts and create evidence-based grant opportunities.
  • Combined Session
    The Power of Rural
    Mandy Qualls and Emily Dore

    Location:  Red Jacket
    Using Social Media to Tell Your Story

    Social media is ubiquitous in today’s society. If we’re not telling our stories by harnessing the power of social media to work for us, who is?
    We the Patients: Empowering Health Care Consumers to Create a Policy Change in NY
    Too much of the talk about changing health care seems to leave out the patient. We The Patients will bring those patient voices to the table, to the halls of Congress and the statehouses. To amplify patient voices, share stories, and help people become health care advocates, pushing for the changes they want to see.
  • Recruiting Medical Students to Rural Health on a Shoestring Budget
    Gertrude O’Sullivan, Rob Wingate
    Location:  Cascades I
    Program partners in two states are working together to create a pipeline of physicians to areas that will face shortages in primary care and specialty providers. This sustainable model was created with no budget and has been met with enthusiasm by future doctors. Rural community members, four medical schools and a variety of health care providers/facilities in CT and NY have partnered to create a summer rural immersion experience that features exposure to both health care delivery and quality-of-life components. Hear directly from the coordinators about how to replicate this program elsewhere and important tips to make your physician recruitment efforts successful and affordable.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

 

 

Student Poster Sessions & Networking Reception Sponsored by Care Compass Network
Location:  Cataract

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The NYSARH student poster session provides an opportunity for informal and interactive presentation and discussion of diverse topics in the field of rural health. Student submissions should focus on improving the health and well-being of rural New Yorkers and their communities.
Friday, September 27
Time Activity/Event

6:30 am – 7:30 am

 

Morning Walk to the Falls
Location:  Meet in Sheraton Lobby

7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

 

Breakfast & Networking Sponsored by Univera
Location:  Cataract
Rural Health Network Directors’ Meeting
Location:  Cascades I

7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Registration
Location:  Main Registration Desk

9:00 am – 10:30 am 

 

 

 

 

Roundtable Panel Discussion: Rural Veterans’ Services
Carolyn Turvey, PhD., Derek Coy, MA., Nicole Costa, LCSW
Location:  Cascades II
This session will provide information about the Veterans Health Administration, America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. In 2019, Congress passed the MISSION Act, which increases veterans’ access to approved non-VA medical providers in their communities.

10:30 am – 11:00 am

 

Break
Location:  Grand Foyer

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

 

 

Policy Forum Panel: Rural Emergency Medical Services
Ryan Greenburg, Dan Batsie, Jason Haag, Ann Smith,
Douglas Wildermuth, Steve Kroll

Location:  Cascades II
Rural ambulance and EMS organizations face several challenges. We hope this Policy Forum will educate our members and conference participants, and help us align along some regulatory and/or legislative reforms that will support emergency services in rural communities going forward.
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12:30 pm

Closing
Location:  Cascades II

12:45 pm

NYSARH Board of Directors Meeting
Location:  Red Jacket