Community Engagement

The perspectives and insights offered by representatives of community-based organizations and community members are integral to making effective, sustainable changes to our regional health care system. While feedback from, and collaboration with, community-based organizations and community members is achieved through several channels, two primary mechanisms for ensuring their involvement in DSRIP initiatives are the AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee and the AHI PPS Community Advisory Council.

AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee

The AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee guides planning and implementation of cultural competency, health literacy, community engagement, and patient activation activities within the PPS’ service area. The AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee has members representative of community-based organizations, clinical providers, and public agencies. It also has health care consumer representatives elected from the AHI PPS Community Advisory Council. This Committee’s goal is to make certain community members from all sectors are included in AHI PPS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program work and other population health initiatives.

To learn more about the AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee, please contact Jessica Chanese, Community Engagement Manager at [email protected].

AHI PPS Community Advisory Council

The AHI PPS Community Advisory Council is comprised of community members residing in the AHI PPS service area who are passionate about advocating for improvement in the health care delivery system and ensuring the voice of the health care consumer is heard. Community Advisory Council members identify regional priorities and service gaps, and use their valuable experience and knowledge to inform solutions to barriers to improving population health.

Due to the vast size of the PPS’ service area, the Community Advisory Council consists of satellite groups that meet regularly in different locations across the PPS. Each satellite group selects representatives to sit on the AHI PPS Community and Beneficiary Engagement Committee.

For more information about the AHI PPS Community Advisory Council, please contact Amber Guyette, Community Engagement Facilitator at [email protected], or Victoria Knierim, Community Engagement Facilitator at [email protected].