Materials from today’s OMH Statewide All Provider Meeting – Hospital & Community Connections

December 12, 2023

This morning, OMH held an ‘All Provider Meeting’ to discuss its new hospital guidance, guidance for community-based MH programs and Hospital & Community Connections work. Please see the slide deck used during the meeting (attached).  There is also a link to the recorded event for those who may have missed it.

Going forward OMH will host a series of regional meetings regarding the information that was shared this morning.  The schedule of meetings is below in the box.

I haven’t had much time to review the slide deck but one of the (obvious) questions I have relates to how OMH intends to ensure appropriate and timely discharge from hospital settings when waiting lists for outpatient and other services are so significant, and our workforce staff vacancy rates are at 21% annually.

I will attend as many of these calls (beginning tomorrow) as I can and I encourage you to do the same.  We should talk more about the message we want to send during the upcoming regional meetings.  Let’s discuss it on Thursday morning during our regularly scheduled NYS Council Thursday morning Member Support and Public Policy call.

Have a good evening.


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Date: Tue, Dec 12, 2023 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Materials from today’s OMH Statewide All Provider Meeting – Hospital & Community Connections
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Dear Colleagues,   

Our thanks to those who were able to join today’s All Provider Webinar discussing OMH’s new hospital guidance, guidance for community-based mental health programs, as well as the Hospital & Community Connections work. The slides are attached, and you can watch a recording of the webinar at your convenience by clicking here.    

Some attendees today asked for the links to join their upcoming regional meeting. The purpose of these meetings is to have group discussion on the topics presented in today’s statewide meeting. Attendees will be able to un-mute their phone lines after the initial presentations. You can create your own appointment notice and use the link below for your applicable region to join – no advanced registration is required.    

Region    Date/Time    Link to Join at Meeting Start (no advanced registration required)   
Western NY    Wednesday, December 13th from 11 am – 12 pm    Click here to join on 12/13   
Central NY    Thursday, December 14th, 11am-12pm    Click to here to join on 12/14   
Long Island    Monday, December 18th, 2pm-3pm    Click here to join on 12/18   
NYC    Tuesday, December 19th, 2pm-4pm    Click here to join on 12/19   
Hudson River    Wednesday, December 20th, 10am-11am    Click here to join on 12/20   

We appreciate your feedback and partnership as we work together to strengthen the mental health system. Please send any questions or feedback to