Nassau County Department of Health and Hospital(s) Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 Priority Selection and Partners

Nassau County Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 Tracking Indicator Dashboard

I. Local County Department of Health - Priorities, Partners, Goals and Interventions

Community Health Improvement Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.
  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Promote Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Well-Being in Communities.
  • Prevent Substance Abuse and other Mental Emotional Behavioral Disorders.

Partners:

  • Local Health Department
  • Hospital
  • Community Health Centers
  • Philanthropies
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Media Organizations
  • Mental/Behavioral Agencies/Organizations
  • Public/Private Transportation
  • Local Coalition

Goals:

  • Create community environments that promote and support healthy food and beverage choices and physical activity
  • Prevent childhood obesity through early child-care and schools
  • Expand the role of health care and health service providers and insurers in obesity prevention
  • Expand the role of public and private employers in obesity prevention
  • Increase screening rates for cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; and breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, especially among populations experiencing health disparities
  • Promote evidence-based care
  • Promote culturally relevant chronic disease self-management education
  • Promote mental, emotional and behavioral (MEB) well-being in communities
  • Prevent and reduce occurrence of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders among youth and adults
  • Support collaboration among leaders, professionals and community members working in MEB health promotion, substance abuse and other MEB disorders and chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery

Interventions:

  • Promoting Mental Health and Prevent Substance abuse should be integrated in both strategies and all goals
  • Increasing adoption and use of food standards
  • Increasing the availability, accessibility and use of evidence-based interventions in self-care management in clinical and community settings
  • The Long Island Health Collaborative (LIHC) in partnership with the Nassau County Department of Health will launch a walking initiative region-wide
  • "Rx for Walking" is a program that demonstrates the importance of walking to good health
  • It has been tested in San Diego, California among other places
  • Establish linkages with the OMH Early Recognition and Screening Initiative in the region
  • One of the organizations listed on the Program Inventory the Hispanic Counseling Center has thirteen programs dealing with Mental Health
  • Among them are a Mental Health Outpatient Program, Domestic Violence, Parenting Education, Ryan White Part A for people with HIV/Aids, Teen Drop In Center and Medicaid Service Coordination Program (MSC) and Non-Medicaid Service Coordination

Local Health Department Contact

II. Hospitals - Priorities, Partners, Goals and Interventions

Catholic Health Services: Mercy Medical Center

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.
  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Partners:

  • Hospital
  • Community Health Centers
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Local Coalition

Goals:

  • Promote culturally relevant chronic disease self-management education
  • Promote evidence-based care
  • Increase screening rates for cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; and breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, especially among populations experiencing health disparities
  • Create community environments that promote and support healthy food and beverage choices and physical activity

Interventions:

  • The Community Care For Obesity and Diabetes (COD)
  • Screening and referral program which will provide screenings, consultations, and referrals for individuals with Body Mass Index greater than 25
  • Enhance consumer access and coverage for weight-loss services
  • Increasing the availability, accessibility and use of evidence-based interventions in self-care management in clinical and community settings

Hospital Contact

Catholic Health Services: St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center®

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.
  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Partners:

  • Hospital
  • Business Organizations/Corporations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Schools
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Media Organizations
  • Local Coalition

Goals:

  • Promote culturally relevant chronic disease self-management education
  • Promote evidence-based care
  • Expand the role of health care and health service providers and insurers in obesity prevention

Interventions:

  • Providing preventive health and fitness classes at low or no cost, including free student athlete cardiac screenings and free preventive health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose via the St
  • Francis Hospital mobile outreach bus as well
  • Increasing the availability, accessibility and use of evidence-based interventions in self-care management in clinical and community settings

Hospital Contact

Catholic Health Services: St. Joseph Hospital

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.

Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Promote Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Well-Being in Communities.

Partners:

  • Hospital
  • Business Organizations/Corporations
  • Philanthropies
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Media Organizations
  • Local Coalition

Goals:

  • Promote culturally relevant chronic disease self-management education
  • Promote mental, emotional and behavioral (MEB) well-being in communities

Interventions:

  • Promote the outpatient Diabetes Education Program allowing Certified Diabetes Educators, along with a certified translator to provide free community programs to raise awareness of blood pressure
  • Plans to provide free lectures to the community on mental health issues
  • Currently does not offer any mental health services but will provide information, education and resources on certain aspects and challenges in the mental health field

Hospital Contact

NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System: Winthrop University Hospital

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.
  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Partners:

  • Hospital

Goals:

  • Expand the role of health care and health service providers in obesity prevention
  • Prevent childhood obesity through early child-care and schools
  • Promote exclusive breastfeeding through the implementation of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding resulting in Baby Friendly Designation
  • Increase number of babies only receiving breast milk upon discharge
  • Promote culturally relevant chronic disease self-management education Promote evidence-based care

Interventions:

  • Identify children who are obese in communities with health disparities, both in clinical and community settings; provide appropriate nutritional counseling with 5-2-1-0 program
  • Implementation of the 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding
  • Received Baby-Friendly Designation 12/14
  • Promote the prevention of diabetes by offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program to the community
  • Target communities with health disparities for diabetes case findings utilizing blood pressure and cholesterol checks in “My Health Advisor” web program from American Diabetes Association
  • Explore culturally relevant avenues for reinforcing diabetes-specific prevention messages with South Asian Indian Community
  • Addressing chronic disease management and obesity include WUH “Active Living” program targeting seniors with chronic disease self-management guidelines, stress management nutrition & exercise
  • Winthrop also actively participates in the Long Island Health Collaborative, a coalition of hospitals, business & community-based organizations, that is addressing chronic disease & obesity through programming, public outreach & policy

Hospital Contact

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System: North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital; and Franklin Hospital

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.
  • Reduce Obesity in Children and Adults.
  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Promote Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Well-Being in Communities.
  • Prevent Substance Abuse and other Mental Emotional Behavioral Disorders.
  • Strengthen Infrastructure across Systems.

Partners:

  • Local Health Department
  • Hospital
  • Business Organizations/Corporations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Media Organizations
  • Housing Organizations
  • Social Services
  • Local Coalition

Goals:

  • Promote mental, emotional and behavioral (MEB) well-being in communities
  • Prevent suicides among youth and adults
  • Reduce tobacco use among adults who report poor mental health
  • Strengthen infrastructure for MEB health promotion and MEB disorder prevention
  • Support collaboration among leaders, professionals and community members working in MEB health promotion, substance abuse and other MEB disorders and chronic disease prevention, treatment and recovery
  • Prevent underage drinking, non-medical use of prescription pain relievers drugs by youth, and excessive alcohol consumption by adults

Interventions:

  • Establish linkages with the OMH Early Recognition and Screening Initiative in the region
  • Expand Bully Reduction/Anti Violence Education BRAVE School Based Program, Expand utilization of the UNIFIED: Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their families evidenced based treatment and resources by military personnel veterans
  • Strengthen screening
  • Promote smoking cessation among people with mental health disabilities through partnerships with the NYS Office of Mental Health

Hospital Contact

South Nassau Community Hospital

Community Service Plan

Prevention Agenda Priorities:

Preventing Chronic Diseases: View the State Action Plan for this priority

  • Reduce Illness, Disability and Death Related to Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure.

Partners:

  • Hospital
  • Community Health Centers
  • Health Insurance Plans
  • Faith-Based Organizations

Goals:

  • Other chronic disease goal: Each September South Nassau Hospital conducts its annual 5K Run/Walk and Multicultural Health Fair Event draws nearly 2000 people
  • The overarching theme will focus on prevent chronic illness

Interventions:

  • In October of each year, Senator Dean Skelos of Rockville Centre sponsors and Annual "Golden Gathering a health fair for senior citizens in which South Nassau sponsors and distributes over 800 flu vaccines
  • Additional educational programs will be offered

Hospital Contact