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

Food Delivery Programs Address Food Insecurity in Rural and Urban Areas

April 25, 2022|

FLPPS is partnering with two regional foodbanks and non-profit agencies to address food insecurity and maternal health needs in the Finger Lakes region. Food insecurity is a social determinant of health and a driving force of health inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the crisis of food insecurity, disproportionally affecting women and racial and ethnic minorities.

Collaboration Will Assist Homeless Individuals with “Boots on the Ground” Medical and Behavioral Health Care

April 14, 2022|

FLPPS is collaborating with Huther Doyle (an addiction treatment organization) and Regional Health Reach (a federally qualified health center serving homeless individuals) to provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care to the unsheltered homeless in the City of Rochester.

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.

“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

“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

“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
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