Health Planning Council Meeting Presentations

Group Listening to Presentations

3.13.2023 Getting to the Root of Health Equity: A Community Conversation

A community conversation in the GIAC Gymnasium hosted by Cayuga Health, the Cornell Center for Health Equity, the Health Planning Council, REACH Medical, and the Rural Health Equity Training Collaborative.  We discussed barriers to health equity in Tompkins County and what needs to happen so that seeds of change can flourish. 

Getting to the Root Presentation
Meeting Summary
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3.3.2023 – Community Health Access Committee (CHAC) Quarterly Meeting

“What makes a healthy community? Updated Tompkins County Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan”

For those who could not attend the in-person February Tompkins Health Planning Council presentation at Tompkins County Whole Health (on February 13th), the Community Health and Access Committee is bringing the same presentation to the community virtually. 

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3.2.2023 Tough Stuff Subcommittee –

“Care of the Body After Death” with Amy Cunningham

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Please note: Video discusses a sensitive topic and contains images that might be disturbing to some viewers.

5.6.2022 Long Term Care Committee –

  • Advanced Care Planning Anna Rosenblatt – Subcommittee Chair
  • Emergency Planning for LTC: Lessons Learned During Hurricanes Irene and Sandy – Michael Stitley, Director, Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response
  • Emergency Preparedness Core Advisory Group and the Accessible Sidewalks for All People Initiative Jan Lynch, Director, Finger Lakes Independence Center

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2.4.2022 Long Term Care Committee –
What’s Happening with Long Term Care and Aging Services in 2022?:
The Committee received presentations from the County Office on Aging, Age Friendly Tompkins, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Long Term Care and Subcommittees, NY Statewide Senior Action Council, and Alzheimer’s Association of CNY. 
11.5.2021 Long Term Care Committee – “Home Care Resources and Programs in Tompkins County” with: Amy Jackson, County Office for the Aging; Teressa Sivers, Finger Lakes Independence Center. 

“Making a Bad Situation Worse: Examining the Challenges Facing Rural Home Care Workers and Delivery” with Johnnie Kallas, PhD Candidate, Cornell University ILR.

8.6.2021 Long Term Care Committee, “NYS Age Friendly Health Systems: A Look at the Upstate Action Community Initiative” with Dora Fisher, Director of Post Acute and Continuing Care, Healthcare Association of New York State; Pattricia Derowitsch, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit, Noyes Memorial Hospital, and Elizabeth Gray, Regional Care Management Coordinator and the Director of UR and Care Transitions, Noyes Memorial Hospital.


5.7.2021 Long Term Care Committee, “Kendal at Ithaca’s Navigation of the Pandemic: Impact on Mental Health” with Sherry Smart, Social Worker, Kendal at Ithaca. “Tompkins County: Promoting Age Friendly Communities Project” 


2.5.2021 Long Term Care Committee, Combating Social Isolation in the Aging Population” with Becky Preve, Executive Director, Association on Aging for New York State. The minutes of November 6, 2020 were approved. The Falls Prevention Work Group shared a flyer

Draft minutes for the 2.5.2021 meeting can be found here.