Millennium Sets Nov. 6 Conference: ‘VBP Collaboration: Finding Your CBO SDOH Partner’

Millennium Collaborative Care is looking forward to hosting healthcare and community-based organization partners at the first conference in Buffalo, NY to focus on the key role Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) play in Value-Based Payment collaboration and contracting.

Date And Time: Wed, November 6, 2019; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Location: Buffalo Grand Hotel & Event Center (formerly Adams Mark Buffalo); 120 Church Street, Buffalo, NY 14202

Key stakeholders will share experiences on programs, policies, and strategies aimed at reducing SDOH and aligning with the New York State Department of Health Value-Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap. In addition, the conference will focus on:
_ How population health data is being used to support value-based arrangements and measure the impacts of different interventions.
_ Organizations which have made a difference by targeting specific SDOH.
_ Finding the optimal partners for achieving social needs goals.

Featured Presenters:

Keynote Speaker: Denard Cummings, Director of the Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, New York State Department of Health.

Denard Cummings is the Director of the Bureau of Social Determinants of Health, within the Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP) at the New York State Department of Health. The Bureau has the primary responsibility of integrating health and human services in New York State. Prior to this appointment, Denard was the Director of the Bureau of Supportive Housing where he functioned as the supervising manager of the Medicaid Redesign Team Supportive Housing Initiative. As the Director of the Bureau of Supportive Housing, he was a staunch advocate for the reality that Housing is Healthcare.

Mr. Cummings is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree at the University at Albany, School of Public Health. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.


Conference Facilitator: C. Milano Harden, Ed. M.

C. Milano Harden is President and Founder of The Genius Group, Inc. Harden has extensive training and experience in leadership effectiveness; organizational change and development; executive education, philanthropic strategy; nonprofit management; and diversity and inclusion.

Speakers will include – but not limited to the following PPS Stakeholders and Collaborators:

Ann Battaglia, Chief Executive Officer, Healthy Community Alliance
Dr. Raul Vazquez, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization / G-Health Enterprises
Alexander Wright JD, Founder & General Manager, African Heritage Food Co-Op

CBO Showcase

Community-Based Organizations will have a special opportunity to participate in the conference “CBO Showcase.” This highlight of the conference will feature 30 table displays staffed by participating CBO team members who will:

_ Showcase organization’s service offerings, capabilities, and achievements in Western New York.
_ Communicate organization’s Value Proposition.
_ Engage clinical conference attendees around value-based payment arrangements.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

_ Visit each exhibit to learn about the CBOs in the region.
_ Find a potential SDOH Partner!

For further information please contact:

Kimberly Backey, EMBA,
Director of Population Health Services and SDOH
Office: 716.898.6423


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