HealtheConnections and YMCA of Greater Syracuse Release Clinic-to-Community Listening Forum Report

HealtheConnections is pleased to announce the release of a Report to the Community, which follows up on the Clinic-to-Community Listening Forum event held in June by the YMCA of Greater Syracuse and HealtheConnections.

The event was successful in bringing together representatives of healthcare and community-based organizations for a robust dialogue about local referral patterns between these agencies and sectors, and where the opportunities exist for making stronger connections between the two. The Report to the Community captures presentation highlights, themes from the small group discussions that happened throughout the day, and dialogue that resulted from the large group reconvening.

The Report to the Community also provides several possibilities for next steps that are specific to the greater Syracuse healthcare, health, and human service provider communities. These next steps include:

  • Continuing dialogue around how local referrals pathways can be improved upon, and how strong linkages between agencies and sectors can be fostered
  • Increasing awareness and educational effort around what services are available locally and the value that different agencies and sectors bring
  • Creating or improving upon referral tools

For further questions or comments on the Clinic-to-Community Listening Forum Report to the Community, or on related health promotion efforts in the area, please contact Bruce Hathaway at or Cheryl Pusztai at