Integration of Care Committee Meeting Minutes December 18, 2019


Meeting of the
Integration Of Care Committee
Danielle Beiling and Donald Powell, Chairs
December 18th, 2019, 10:00AM -12:00PM
God’s Love We Deliver, 166 Ave. of the Americas


Members Present: Donald Powell, Paul Carr, Mitchell Caponi, Bettina Carroll (non-voting), Rose Chestnut (phone), Mary Correa (phone), Dorothy Farley, Billy Fields, Ronnie Fortunato, Janet Goldberg, Deborah Greene, Bill Gross, Graham Harriman, Annette Roque, John Schoepp, Joel Zive

Members Absent: Danielle Beiling (Co-chair),  Lauren Benyola, Randall Bruce, Michael Ealy, Christopher Joseph, Peter Laqeur, Claire Simon, Brenda Starks-Ross,

Welcome/Introductions w Pronouns/Moment of Silence/
Review of the Meeting Packet/Review of the Minutes:

Mr, Powell led introductions with pronouns and the moment of silence. The minutes were accepted with corrections.

Care Coordination Standard of Care Line-by-Line Editing

  • Struck field based from the document to remove association with slavery
    • Discussion of best language followed: home, community based, and off-site.
  • Stigmatizing language was dismantled to the best of the group’s ability with Ms. Simon’s leadership.
    • Attempted to shift the focus to systemic barriers and not on individuals and populations
  • Substitution of the word inequity for disparity
  • Vulnerable groups/target populations shift over time
  • Debated inclusion of peer support and included it as a best practice
  • Everyone needs self-management skills. Document required clarity.
  • Clarification on how a person would gain entry into the program, particularly if they are from out of state.
  • Staff can do the work of those with lower qualifications but not vice versa.
  • Debate about how to best represent process of re-assessment
  • Removal of word escort
  • Many grammatical changes
  • Standards of Care will be put on hold until the master directive can be reviewed and updated to reflect desired changes
Public Comment/New Business