Millennium Collaborative Care

Igniting Action: Eliminating Health Care Disparities

By Peter J. Ciotta Did you know that African Americans who live in five ZIP codes on Buffalo’s East Side (14204, 14206, 14211, 14212, and 14215) experience many of the worst health outcomes in Erie County? They are more likely to have serious chronic and often preventable diseases, and also more likely to die 12 years earlier than Caucasians who live outside of these areas. These findings were fir... »

A shift to value based payment: A community event in partnership with Millennium Collaborative Care

Millennium Collaborative Care PPS and Community Partners of WNY PPS are offering an education event on Performing Provider Systems (PPS) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program; a statewide initiative to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by... »

Beauty & Barber Shops Blood Pressure Self Screening Initiative–Expands to Six Erie County/Buffalo Locations

Millennium Collaborative Care, in partnership with The National Witness Project, has expanded the “Beauty & Barber Shops Blood Pressure Self Screening Initiative” to Erie County, adding six new City of Buffalo locations. Patterned after a successful launch of the free self-monitoring program in Niagara County and the City of Niagara Falls; adults 18-years of age and older can now visit any of ... »

Barber Shops and Blood Pressure

By Ally Balcerzak Blood pressure has been used as a basic health indicator for decades due to its ability to signal numerous health conditions. While high blood pressure can be an indicator of additional health concerns such as heart disease or extreme stress levels, low blood pressure may indicate circulatory trouble. Despite the fact that blood pressure screening is a routine part of annual phys... »

A Million Hearts

A Million Hearts® in their hands – A conversation with Buffalo’s pastors By Annette Pinder I recently had the honor of meeting Bishop Michael Badger, Reverend Frank Bostic, and Pastors Mark Blue, Dennis Lee, George Nicholas, and Kinzer Mark Pointer. The purpose of our discussion was to learn about why and how 58 area churches that comprise Greater Buffalo United Ministries (GRUM) are making ... »