The S2AY Rural Health Network was recently notified by the New York State Department of Health that it has been awarded the Rest of State CBO Planning Grant for a maximum of $2.5 million.
The grant will provide support for 1,000 community-based organizations across upstate New York to actively participate in transformation of the health care system through the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.
“Community-based organizations provide the services that keep people well and out of the hospital,” said Andrea Haradon, network coordinator. “These services that comprise the social determinants of health are probably the most important ingredients we have to reduce health care costs. This grant will help upstate New York community-based organizations interact with health care partners to figure out how they can best work together in the new health care environment to reduce costs and improve outcomes. We will work with the other existing rural health networks across the state to accomplish this goal.”
S2AY is a partnership of eight public health departments that work together to improve health outcomes for the region: Steuben, Schuyler, Seneca, Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Chemung and Livingston.
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