Suffolk Care Collaborative (SCC) is an alliance of healthcare providers in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, formed to support New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) initiative. Under the guidance and leadership of Stony Brook Medicine, SCC established the Office of Population Health to improve county-wide health by addressing a wide range of challenges to health in order to improve outcomes by encouraging wellness, making healthcare more accessible and reducing costs by decreasing unnecessary hospital utilization.
Office of Population Health at Stony Brook Medicine
As the healthcare landscape changes, access to appropriate levels of care, patient clinical needs, payment methodologies and care delivery models have increased in complexity. The vision for The Office of Population Health (OPH) at Stony Brook Medicine is to improve county-wide health by addressing a wide range of challenges to health, to focus on building strategy and programs that will identify and stratify the risk in our population, and to improve clinical outcomes and financial results.
Based on a continuing community needs assessment, the OPH supports the SCC by designing programs and a care management infrastructure with its partners in order to align system transformation, clinical management and population health.
- To organize a multi-disciplinary authoritative body to lead development of service interventions, protocols and programs that address significant community and population health problems.
- To train and support a care management infrastructure with an evidence-based approach to public health interventions, health services, and health policy.
- To educate and engage our providers in community and population health sciences.
- To eliminate health disparities and improve measurable health outcomes through sustained community and organizational partnerships.