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November 24, 2015                     Vol. 1, No. 6
ACP BRIEFS BRONX LEADERS ON DSRIP
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recently convened an informational meeting for borough officials with ACP leaders, including Chairman Dr. Ramon Tallaj, CEO Mario Paredes and Chief of Staff Alexandro Damiron, who described ACP’s mission and plan of action to improve health care in underserved communities. 

Moises Perez, ACP’s Director of Workforce, Community and Government Relations, reviewed gaps identified by a borough-specific community needs assessment. Analysis showed that 15 of the 29 communities in New York City (excluding Staten Island) with the greatest concentration of needs and disparities were in Bronx neighborhoods.

Read more about the meeting. Review the presentation.

L to R: Dr. Ramon Tallaj, Chairman, ACP; Michael Dowling, President and CEO, NSLIJ; Howard Gold, EVP, NSLIJ; Mario Paredes,CEO, ACP; Grace Wong, VP and CFO, Medicaid Strategy, NSLIJ.

PARTNERS IN TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE FOR UNDERSERVED NEW YORKERS

ACP Chairman Dr. Ramon Tallaj welcomed North Shore-LIJ Health System President and CEO Michael J. Dowling to ACP’s temporary offices in Inwood, followed by visits to a number of participating physicians in upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

Read more about ACP's partnership with NSLIJ

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NOVEMBER PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT SESSION
On November 20, more than 150 physicians and providers participated in ACP's latest Physician Engagement Session to learn about implementation requirements and performance metrics. Missed it? Review the presentation
DSRIP IN THE NEWS
HELGERSON HONORED FOR LEADERSHIP
Jason Helgerson was 
among nine public officials honored by Governing magazine as outstanding leaders in state and local government: "At a time when out-of-control health-care costs demand bold ideas and new thinking, Helgerson is leading the way."

"His ability to garner support is gifted," says Kenneth Raske, president of the Greater New York Hospital Association. "I think the reason for that comes from his core values. At the end of the day, his main objective is to be as responsive as possible to the Medicaid recipient." 
WHO STILL SMOKES IN THE UNITED STATES — IN SEVEN SIMPLE CHARTS

CDC numbers offer an interesting glimpse at the 17 percent of adults who continue to light up… People on Medicaid are more than twice as likely to smoke as those on Medicare. Adults with a GED certificate smoke at eight times the rate of those with graduate degrees. Asians smoke less than other ethnic groups. Men smoke more than women, but not by much. Read the article from The Washington Post.
US OBESITY REPORT REVEALS DRASTIC HEALTH INEQUALITY BETWEEN GENDERS AND ETHNICITIES

The gap between men and women’s rates of obesity is especially wide when race factors in, as Dr. Lisa Young, author of The Portion Teller pointed out. “The big difference is not among whites but among blacks and Hispanics.” Read the article in Quartz. 
 
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  • 29.1 million US adults have diabetes—and 1 out of 4 don't know they have it.
  • At least 1 out of 3 people will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
  • Medical costs for people with diabetes are twice as high as for people without diabetes.
  • Risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50% higher than for adults without diabetes.
Learn more from the American Diabetes Foundation.
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