Behavioral Health

The initiatives in this domain engage and support Behavioral Health Care Collaborative networks and individual providers in building program capacity, connections to primary care, integrating peer support services, and implementation of quality improvement initiatives that improve behavioral health outcomes.

Behavioral Health

His Branches & Ibero

We are partnering with His Branches Community Health Center and Ibero-American Action League to address health disparities among the Latino population in the City of Rochester; disparities that have been highlighted and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are approximately 3,000 families in the Upper Falls, South Market View Heights, and Beechwood Communities that need better access to primary and behavioral health services.

His Branches is creating this access to these services by hiring bilingual providers, nurses, and case managers, and providing mental health services in the same location as primary care. Ibero will coordinate care with His Branches by conducting outreach to its clients and connecting individuals to these services at His Branches.

His Branches will have the opportunity to learn from the staff at Ibero, leverage the trust they’ve built with their clients, and create better access for improved health outcomes.

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CALLS A YEAR TO THE RPD ARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE-RELATED

*Published in Democrat and Chronicle January 2021

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FAMILIES IN ROCHESTER NEIGHBORHOODS NEED BETTER ACCESS TO PRIMARY AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

“I am excited to see ‘equity in action’ through this partnership with FLPPS, who recognizes the importance of lived experience and elevating the parent and patient voice to bring change across our health and behavioral health systems.”

Sara Taylor, Founder of BIPOC PEEEEEEK

“For decades Regional Health Reach has been a leader in the community in providing healthcare and support services to those experiencing homelessness. Through our traditional clinic, mobile medical unit, and presence at shelters, our Healthcare for the Homeless program has touched thousands of lives. Health Reach is excited to partner with Finger Lakes Performing Provider System and MC Collaborative to expand our reach to unsheltered individuals, meeting them where they are, to provide the care they need.”

William E. Belecz, Executive Director of Regional Health Reach

“The Finger Lakes IPA, a partnership of the region’s community health centers, six behavioral health organizations, and the S2AY Rural Health Network, is very excited to be a part of this important initiative by FLPPS to support the critical need for access to developmental screenings for young children in our rural communities. This program will give us the ability to provide access to services that are often not available due to geographic and other barriers to care experienced by our patients.”

Mary Zelazny, Chair of Finger Lakes IPA and CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health

“By expanding our Person In Crisis teams to include certified peer specialists, we will be able to assist even more of our residents in need in a humane and compassionate manner. In addition, by assisting residents in this new way, we are expecting that there will be a reduced number of people calling the PIC team because they are getting connected to the services they need.”

Former City of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren

“The key to the success of this menu of services is our ability to have a two-way dialogue with doctors and other medical professionals about both health and social support needs at home. We’ve proven this model can improve patient outcomes and reduce unnecessary ED visits and hospitalizations, and that’s a win for everyone. It also reduces both physician and patient/family caregiver frustrations.”

Ann Marie Cook, President and CEO of Lifespan