Image caption: Dr. Anthony J. Billittier IV, Millennium Chief Medical Officer; Al Hammonds, Millennium Executive Director and Amy L. White-Storfer, Director, CPWNY; listen to Ann F. Monroe, HFWCNY President at the August DSRIP update to the community at WNED/WBFO studios.
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
By Al Hammonds, Jr.
At the end of August, Millennium had an opportunity to join Community Partners of WNY in providing an update to the community on our Performing Provider Systems’ key activities and results as of the mid-point of Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program Year 2/Quarter 2.
The event entitled “WNY Performing Provider Systems: Care for the Future” was held at the studios of WNED/WBFO and was hosted by P2 Collaborative of WNY and Health Foundation for Western & Central New York (HFWCNY) including John D. Craik, P2’s Executive Director and event master of ceremonies; and Ann F. Monroe, HFWCNY President, who served as moderator.
For a full overview and update on Millennium, I invite you to watch our new video by clicking on the following link: Millennium Collaborative Care… Igniting Healthcare Change in WNY
You can also review a video replay of the entire August update to the community here: https://vimeo.com/182414801
For the purposes of this Update, I’d like to focus the remainder of my comments on a few key examples that are demonstrating how – to date — we are creating change.
With guidance from our lead entity the Erie County Medical Center; Millennium’s work is organized into five key areas: Acute Care, Ambulatory Services, Behavioral Health, Community Engagement, and Post-Acute Care; and is being implemented by a roster of 35 culturally diverse employees including several nurses, physicians and staff with extensive experience in community-based organizations, healthcare networks, environments, and technology firms.
In short, “Igniting healthcare change” is our game, and continuing to be a catalyst in delivering results like the following is our aim!
- Millennium has distributed $10M to Safety Net Providers, and is currently in process of distributing $12M in additional funds to our healthcare improvement partners.
- Millennium has distributed $3M in direct contracts to providers and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) which has resulted in the funding of 78 new Community Health Worker positions.
- Millennium has been recognized by the State as a leader in Community-based Engagement and Collaboration. For example, Million Hearts®, a collaborative cardiovascular health initiative between Greater Buffalo United Ministries (GRUM), a network of 56 churches and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, has to date conducted seven blood pressure screening events. Read more about Million Hearts® winning a 2016 SOPHi Award in our Community Engagement Update.
- Millennium has enrolled more than 600 mothers or expectant mothers into the Community Health Worker Home Visiting Program in partnership with Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network Inc.; Jericho Road Community Health Center; Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids; and Universal Primary Care: Olean Family Health Center and Medical Clinic; and Southern Tier Community Health Network.
- Over 22,000 recipients have participated in the Millennium Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) process to identify the motivations of recipients (uninsured, non and under-utilizing populations) to seek healthcare.
These are just a few results. Please visit the following communications channels where we’re committed to regularly reporting many more!