Integration of Care Committee Meeting June 30th, 2021



Veronica Fortunato & Donald Powell, IOC Co-Chairs

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, 10a-12p

Zoom Meeting


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


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