Western New York

Creating Regional Partnerships to Improve Care Transitions
As patients move from one care setting to another, problems such as lack of follow-up care and miscommunication among clinicians often occur and can put patients at risk for serious complications and hospital readmission. Some patients have additional problems such as depression, social isolation, or a lack of housing or transportation that may increase their risk of hospital readmission. Nearly one in five Medicare patients discharged from the hospital is readmitted within 30...
Patients in Western New York hospitals are having less fraught transitions from the hospital to home thanks to a community initiative. Under the leadership of the P2 Collaborative, 10 hospitals and eight community-based organizations have banded together to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. Contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), the coalition provides coaching services to Medicare Fee-for-Service patients who are at risk for readmission to the hospital after an acute care...
The P2 Collaborative of Western New York was featured on a webinar unveiling the 2014 County Health Rankings for their work in finding county-specific health problems and working to implement interventions.
Western New York is made up of eight counties, all of which have suffered economically over the past few years. The region has high levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Shelley Hirshberg, of the P2 Collaborative, said, “The county health rankings have given us the ability to look at each of our...

The Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Western New York is led by the P² Collaborative of Western New York, Inc. (P² Collaborative). The mission of this nonprofit organization is to improve the health of people in WNY by empowering patients to maintain healthy lifestyles, ensuring access to the highest quality of care, and promoting the implementation of proven practices in medicine. Incorporated in 2002, the P² Collaborative facilitates the development of a community-wide standard for the promotion of wellness and initiates dialogue with government leadership to promote policy change. The organization includes a diverse board of directors that represents the three major health plans in the area, health care providers, consumer advocates, businesses, labor organizations, the media, faith-based organizations, the education community and a university medical school.

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Western New York
P2 Collaborative of Western New York, Inc.
355 Harlem Road
Building C, 2nd Floor
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 923-6572
Kate Ebersole
P2 Collaborative of Western New York
Director of Care Transformation and Community Health Improvement