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Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP)

In December 2014, HealtheConnections announced that it received a grant award from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to be spent on the implementation of a Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). Since then, as the Central New York PHIP contractor, HealtheConnections has leveraged this award to increase its impact as convener, collaborator, and provider of health care improvement and transformation support services in the Central New York (CNY) region.

PHIP is part of a broader set of initiatives sponsored by the New York State Department of Health. The Prevention Agenda focuses on improving health status in specific topic areas, while the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program and the State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP) further health system transformation by improving access and delivery of care under Medicaid and via the primary care system, respectively. Central to these initiatives, as with PHIP, is the elimination of health disparities in New York State’s population.

The Population Health Improvement team at HealtheConnections convenes a diverse group of stakeholders from six CNY counties to share data-driven, evidence-based best practices, and foster strategies for achieving local priorities. Stakeholders include health, health care, and human service providers, consumer advocacy organizations, health departments, rural health networks, insurers, payers, schools, businesses, and others. The following agencies facilitate this collaboration within each of the six CNY counties:

Links to our contact information, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and our planning documents are posted below. This page is continuously updated as more information becomes available. For more information, contact Rachel Kramer, Director of Population Health Improvement at rkramer@healtheconnections.org.

Steering Committee

Regional Advisory Committee

Draft Governance Plan