About CNY Cares


The Central New York Care Collaborative (CNY Cares) is a partnership that connects healthcare and community based service providers in six counties across Central New York.

CNY Cares is a network of more than 2,000 healthcare and community based service providers in 6 central New York counties -- Cayuga, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego.  

The primary goal of the collaborative is to serve the population by improving the coordination of healthcare services, enhancing the quality of performance outcomes, and creating an overall better system of care for patients.


Working together for better health


To improve the health of our community by coordinating services and building partnerships throughout the healthcare system

Guiding Principles

Better Integrate Services – Improve patient outcomes through a comprehensive approach to care delivery at all levels of the healthcare system

Collaborate on Patient Care - Coordinate healthcare services between providers to deliver the highest quality of patient care

Improve Healthcare Quality – Improve patient outcomes and the overall health of the communities we serve

Lower Cost of Healthcare – Reduce dependency on hospitalization, emergency care, and avoidable utilization of services through improved care coordination

Through a New York State initiative called DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Plan) we plan to integrate services, collaborate on patient care, improve regional healthcare quality and lower the costs of care over a five year period.