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Apprenticeship programs look to fill healthcare workforce gap on Staten Island

Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) received approval from the New York state Department of Labor (DOL) for three new apprenticeship programs that will work to fill the healthcare workforce gap on Staten Island.

The apprenticeship programs are: Community Health Worker (CHW), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Certified Nursing Assistant. It is the first time these apprenticeship programs have been approved by the state of New York.

Community of Trust

“In seven short years, this integrated healthcare network has completely redefined how the borough’s healthcare delivery system views population health, and impacted tens of thousands of lives and according to its executive director, the work has only just begun.”

Safe opioid prescribing: a community-based approach

A committee of prescribers was formed to create safe prescribing guidelines. The recommendations included prescribing standards, education on non-opioid alternatives, safe disposal, and screening for substance misuse. Community-wide attention was brought to the topic via media campaigns, patient literature, and the involvement of multiple community stakeholders. After the education of over 500 prescribers, the postintervention period resulted in significant and sustained reductions in all indicators.

Staten Island Family Advocating For New Artificial Intelligence Program That Aims To Prevent Drug Overdoses

So many families have felt the pain of losing a loved one to a drug overdose, and now, new artificial intelligence technology is being used to help prevent such tragedies.

“When you have a family member who lives this lifestyle, it’s a call you always know could come,” Megan Wohltjen said.

Cusick promotes program to prevent veteran suicide

“On Veteran’s Day, Assemblyman Michael Cusick is working with the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) to promote a program that helps servicemembers transition to civilian life and aims to prevent veteran suicide.

The Expiration of Term of Service (ETS) sponsorship pairs servicemembers with sponsors who live in their post-military hometown as they’re preparing to leave the United States Military.”

‘Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis’: Here’s how artificial intelligence will identify those at-risk for an overdose

Using artificial intelligence, the SI PPS and the MIT Sloan School of Management developed a predictive analytic program that will pull data from more than 70 providers and partners on Staten Island to identify who is at highest risk of an overdose.

Once identified – using data about pre-existing conditions, prescriptions, justice involvement, law enforcement and more – it will deliver peer-led, person-centered services to individuals where they are.

A case study in effective integration: the Staten Island PPS

A Handle on Heroin

March 20, 2019 | MetroFocus