Reflecting on the collective impact of Performing Provider Systems (PPSs) across the state, the New York State Department of Health has published a storybook highlighting Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program initiatives that have resulted in transformative health care change. The compendium, DSRIP Stories of Meaningful Change in Patient Health, features two AHI partner organizations in our region - Comfort Food Community
in Greenwich, and SUNY Adirondack
in Queensbury - that have made substantial strides in changing the health care system.
The Comfort Food Community article speaks to the organization's efforts to eliminate food insecurity in the region by leveraging the community’s physical and social resources. Among other initiatives, the organization developed food relief services involving individuals, families, farms, schools, social agencies and local businesses coming together to improve wellbeing through resource connections, health coaching and education and implementing strategies to increase the consumption of locally-sourced, nutritious foods.
The SUNY Adirondack piece centers on funding received to support training and education in health care occupations identified as high-priority. The article spotlights Kayla Duers of Queensbury who received wraparound services to participate in a Certified Nurses Assistance course and was hired by a nursing home in Warren County.
to read the entire compendium.
DSRIP is the main mechanism by which New York State implements the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Waiver Amendment. Its purpose is to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years.
Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization licensed under the New York State Public Health Law as an Article 28 Central Services Facility. Since 1987, Adirondack Health Institute has supported hospitals, physician practices, behavioral health providers, community-based organizations and others in the region in sharing our vision and mission of transforming health care and improving population health. A joint venture of Adirondack Health, Glens Falls Hospital, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, St. Lawrence Health System, and the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Adirondack Health Institute’s mission is to create transformative initiatives to improve access to health care services allowing the residents of the Adirondack region to realize their full potential and live a healthy life. For more information, please visit www.ahihealth.org