Community Engagement

We empower diverse communities

Millennium Collaborative Care is dedicated to promoting and empowering the Western New York community by engaging local, state, regional, and community partners through activities, resources, and linkages to improve health and promote wellness behaviors.

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Focusing on prevention

Maternal and Child Health/Premature Births

The Millennium Team’s objectives are to reduce avoidable poor pregnancy outcomes and subsequent hospitalization as well as reduce premature births and improve maternal and child health through the first two years of a child’s life.

We Are Creating Change

Since November of 2015, we have enrolled more than 600 mothers or expectant mothers into the Community Health Worker Home Visiting Program.

Patient Activation Measure®

The Millennium Team’s objective is to utilize the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) to identify the motivations of recipients (uninsured, non and under-utilizing populations) to seek healthcare. The Team is also identifying Medicaid consumers who are either uninsured and/or have not seen a doctor in two years, and helping them get connected with a Primary Care Physician.

We Are Creating Change

Since August of 2015, over 22,000 recipients have participated in the Millennium PAM® process.

Million Hearts® Cardio Vascular Disease Project

The Millennium Team is actively working in our communities to support implementation of evidence‐based best practices for disease management in medical practices for adults with cardiovascular conditions.

We Are Creating Change

Millennium is delivering national best practice programs such as the Million Hearts® cardio vascular disease project in partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, the Greater Buffalo United Church Ministries, and Kenneth Lee Gayles, M.D., Cardiologist, Gayles Medical; Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®.

“Cardiovascular disease which includes heart attacks and strokes is the leading reason for death across our eight Western New York counties.”

Kenneth Lee Gayles. M.D., Cardiologist, Gayles Medical; Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®.

“The mission of the School of Nursing is to promote the health and wellness of our local communities. The collaboration established among the school, Millennium Collaborative Care and the Greater Buffalo United Ministries is an opportunity for the students and faculty to live the mission of the school.”

Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHN-CS, BC, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education.

Rita Hubbard-Robinson, JD
Project Director, Patient Activation Measures and Engagement
Office: 716.898.3509

Sandy McDougal
Population Health Services, Manager, Nurse Coach
Office: 716.898.1059

Kimberly Backey
Manager of Cultural Competency & Diversity Initiatives
Office: 716.898.6423


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