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Partnership Brings North Country Care Coordination Certificate Training Program to JCC

A partnership between Jefferson Community College (JCC), Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and the North Country Initiative will provide tuition free care coordination training on JCC’s campus beginning April 5, 2016. The 12-week certificate training program is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of existing care coordination professionals. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., concluding on June 21, 2016.

The care coordination training will prepare care coordination professionals from hospitals, health home, behavioral health facilities and other community‐based settings to work together in interdisciplinary teams with the patient. By sharing important clinical information and expectations about their role in the care plan, these efforts will assist regional and statewide initiatives to reduce potentially preventable hospital admissions.

“Being able to be a part of the case manager course has taught me the true meaning of networking, and the tools to help me help my patients,” said Marcia Graves, Licensed Practical Nurse at River Hospital.

“In a healthcare system that is often disjointed, care coordination is a key strategy that has the potential to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and quality of care, while also reducing costs,” said Tracy Leonard, FDRHPO Deputy Director. “In alignment with healthcare transformation, this opportunity helps standardize training, assuring that workers have a consistent base of knowledge related to the care coordination services they provide. The time, dedication and commitment from our academic partners, the students, the employers and the instructors make this program possible, thus improving the system of health for our region.”

Application deadline is March 7, 2016. For more information, contact Sue Raso, Regional Care Transition Coordinator at FDRHPO, 315‐755‐2020 or visit

Funding is made possible through regional grants in partnership with the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization and the North Country Initiative.