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March 23, 2018 News Headlines

Innovation Spotlight— Long Island Jewish Medical Center Addresses Breast Cancer

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is addressing breast health disparities among African American and Hispanic women in Queens through its Cancer Community Connection Program (CCCP).

To learn more about this program and its results, read the full story here. This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  

Pilot Initiative for Community Health Improvement

The Public Health Foundation (PHF), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association for Community Health Improvement/Health Research and Educational Trust, and Catholic Health Association, is engaged in a pilot initiative aimed at helping hospitals and health systems use The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide). This free resource, which provides evidence-based recommendations and findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force, details the ways hospitals and health systems can take action and implement community health improvement activities.

The pilot initiative focuses on developing and enhancing informational training materials related to using The Community Guide to address population health priorities. The first training event, a webinar, introduced the population health driver diagram framework, which is currently being used by hospitals, health systems, and their community partners during field testing to align and implement actions to address identified population health priorities.

To learn more about the pilot initiative, subscribe to PHF’s monthly newsletter, PHF E-News. Contact: Rebecca Vitale