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We are redesigning Medicaid Healthcare Delivery in the Finger Lakes Region through our collaborative relationships with partners.

Career Pathway Program Aims to Launch More Than 550 Students in Healthcare and Social Services Fields

December 1, 2021|

Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with Monroe Community College (MCC) and other community colleges and partners in the region in establishing a sustainable model for long-term career pathways that expand the healthcare workforce pool and provide opportunities for more diverse individuals to achieve economic mobility.

Mayor Warren Announces Expansion of Persons in Crisis Team Services in Rochester

September 30, 2021|

Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Human Services, along with Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) has selected Recover Options Made Easy (ROME) to help expand the City’s Person in Crisis (PIC) program that responds to individuals experiencing a mental health or other crisis requiring intervention and support.

Doula Program Addresses Racial Health Disparities

September 28, 2021|

Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, FLPPS is partnering with Healthy Baby Network, HealthConnect One, and Finger Lakes Community Health on a two-year initiative to innovate Healthy Baby Network’s Black Doula Collaborative, which will improve the health and well-being of women, infants, and birthing families.

FLPPS Awarded $1 Million to Increase COVID-19 Access Throughout Western New York

July 28, 2021|

FLPPS has been awarded $1 million to support regional community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Support Available for City of Rochester Residents Facing Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders

March 9, 2022|

FLPPS is partnering with Exercise Express, a community-based organization in the City of Rochester, on a one-year program that will expand access to services by hiring additional certified Peer Specialists.

New Training for Health & Human Service Professionals to Improve Outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color Populations

January 28, 2022|

Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with Partners In Community Development (PICD) to offer health and human service professionals training to better serve marginalized populations from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Community Navigation Program Aims to Reduce Health Disparities in both Urban and Rural Communities

January 26, 2022|

FLPPS has been awarded a Mother Cabrini Health Foundation grant for $250,000 from the Foundation’s Statewide 2021 Strategic Grants Program – Health Care Disparities.

“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

“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

“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

“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
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