13 CNY Projects Receive $4.8 Million in Innovation Funding From Central New York Care Collaborative

SYRACUSE, NY -- Today, the Central New York Care Collaborative, Inc. announced 13 healthcare related projects have been selected to receive more than $4.8 Million through their Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund was established by Central New York Care Collaborative in 2017 to help improve the system of care for Medicaid and uninsured patients by funding innovative projects that address physical and mental health needs and foster cross-sector collaboration throughout a six-county in region  in Central New York (Cayuga, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego County).

13 projects selected to receive funding are (Primary organization / Project Name):

  • AccessCNY / CIT Training Initiative $250,000
  • ACR Health / Complex Care Innovation Program $500,000
  • Cayuga Counseling Services / Engagement and Wellness Enhancement Project $250,000
  • Compassionate Family Medicine / Super Utilizer Intervention Team $372,875
  • ConnextCare (NOCHSI) / Service Integration and Systematic Care Management $499,223
  • Catholic Charities of Onondaga County / Comprehensive Services for the Homeless and Housing Vulnerable $250,000
  • CNYHHN / Family Navigator Model Proposal $248,887
  • The Neighborhood Center / Oneida County Partnership for Refugee Health $538,893
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center / Healthy Parenting Through Wrap-Around Mother-Unborn Child & Mother-Infant Care and Education $249,843
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center / Mobile Integrated Service Team (MIST) $499,932
  • St. Luke Health Services / Oswego County Telemedicine Collaborative $246,000
  • Upstate University Hospital / Heart Failure Transitional Care Pilot Project $672,723
  • Upstate University Hospital / Targeting Triggers for High Risk Asthmatics $250,000

The Innovation Fund process began in November 2017, when organizations across the region were asked to submit letters of interest for participation in the fund. Twenty-three organizations were selected to submit full proposals for funding consideration. The submitted proposals were scored and ranked by an independent evaluator based on several considerations (e.g. innovativeness, compelling need, evidence-based solution, collaboration with other organizations etc.). Thirteen projects were awarded funding to develop programs that address critical areas of need across the region.

“We’re very excited to be able to support creative and innovative healthcare services for the community,” said Virginia Opipare, Executive Director with the Central New York Care Collaborative.These 13 projects will improve coordination and access to services across our region and truly exemplify our mission of building partnerships for the community.” 

To learn more about Central New York Care Collaborative and the Innovation Fund, please visit: cnycares.org/innovation/


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