INTEGRATION OF CARE COMMITTEE
Veronica Fortunato & Donald Powell, IOC Co-Chairs
Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, 10a-12p
Attendance: Ronnie Fortunato (acting co-chair), Leo Ruiz, John Schoepp, Mitchell Caponi, Dorothy Farley, Joel Zive, Billy Fields, Brenda Starks-Ross, Deborah Greene, Graham Harriman (governmental co-chair), Rose Chestnut, Janet Goldberg, Matt Leseiur
Staff/PHS: Kimbirly Mack, Ashley Azor, David Klotz, Cristina Rodriguez-Hart, Guadalupe Dominguez Plummer (grantee), Claire Simon
Agenda Item #1: Welcome/Introductions w. Pronouns/Moment of Silence/Review of Minutes
Introductions and icebreaker conducted. Moment of silence led by Randall Bruce. Minutes were accepted with corrections.
Agenda Item #2: Public Comment
Agenda Item #3: Line-by-line Editing of the Framing Directive
Melanie Lawrence quickly reviewed changes that were introduced to the document.
Dr. Rodriguez-Hart re-organized and rewrote some of the definitions of the sections for greater clarity
Do not have local number for viral suppression in the NY EMA
The assessment was acknowledged as being lengthy and sensitive
Language for why crisis plans are needed was modified to better represent the language used in the survey
Mr. Zive asked if specially trained police could be sent when a mental health issue is at play – but the document is describing the context, not the changes that could remedy the issue.
Committee did not review the outer context section as it is largely pulled from the EHE Situational Analysis
How does the Council acknowledge the cost of the intervention?
Ryan White serves a higher percentage of youth than prevalence – but lacks youth input in developing services
Added language to ensure that work in agencies is not redundant – agencies can “show their work”
Who in the organization is responsible for the strategy? The program that is funded by RWPA
What happens when you find out the pay is inequitable? Asking people to create a plan – not asking people to specifically take pay cuts. The hope is that this can happen in the least harmful way.
The grants are happening in a larger context – necessary to manage expectations, don’t want this to be performative
Did not consider how agencies will respond to a crisis – like Hurricane Sandy. That should be part of the document. Added a strategy and mechanism
The document has a footnote numbering issue.
The purpose of the resource map is to identify networks of resources so that they can be leveraged to increase access for clients across the EMA
Special subsection of the map will highlight resources target to priority/disproportionately impacted groups
Data burden and duplication is a priority for the grantee once a director is named.
Removed list of populations because these groups are covered in language on priority populations
Who would pay for staff beyond the program to be trained in the concepts put forth in the framing directive?
How do we ensure that people aren’t overburdened by training?
What is the relationship of training to delivery of services?
How do online training fit into how trainings are offered
It is a long list of training concepts – but it still probably doesn’t cover everything that service providers need to be trained on
Need to balance the amount of training against the burden it is on providers
T-tap is working on converting in person trainings to an online format
Important to think about building capacity of new staff, as well as staff capacity to take on trainings – currently CTP employs an informal assessment to determine what training new program staff need
Language in bullet changed to better speak to what Ryan White can and cannot pay for