In order to help serve the needs of our clients, LIAAC has established and maintained vital local and national partnerships with many Community Based Organizations and governmental entities. Below is a small sample of our partnerships:
On June 29, 2014 Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to reduce HIV infections from 3000 -750 by year 2020. The plan includes: (1) Identifying HIV undiagnosed persons and linking them to health care; (2) Linking and retaining HIV diagnosed persons in health care and maintaining antiretroviral therapy for viral load suppression in order to remain healthy and prevent transmission; (3) Facilitate access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for High-risk Negative persons. To implement the “bending the curve” three-point plan, LIAAC has worked closely with local Departments of Health and legislators to develop prevention education community programs; and has signed memorandums of agreements and service provider agreements with various primary care, pharmaceutical, mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations. In addition, we have retrained our staff in linkage/retention in care and patient navigation strategies; also updated public health information for our hotline, social media platforms and community resource directory for accessing infectious disease doctors, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and other prevention supportive services in Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program)
ADAP provides free medications for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. The drugs provided through ADAP can help people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and treat the symptoms of HIV infection. ADAP can also help people with partial insurance or who have a Medicaid spend down requirement.
Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care. You may be covered by Medicaid if: you have high medical bills, you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or meet certain income, resource, age, or http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
The New York State Department of Health has a commitment to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and assurance of quality health care delivery. The department has a community of professionals who, through a commitment to education, innovation, leadership in crises, customer respect and research solutions for health problems, make New Yorkers some of the healthiest people in the nation.
OMH (Office of Mental Health)
The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across New York State, and regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the nation's premier public health agency - working to ensure people are healthy. The CDC is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's focus is not only on scientific excellence but also to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, and preparedness.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. SAMHSA's vision as an agency of the Federal Government is "A Life in the Community for Everyone." The vision is based on the premise that people of all ages, with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders, should have the opportunity for a fulfilling life that includes a job/education, a home, and meaningful personal relationships with friends and family. SAMHSA works to achieve this vision through an action-oriented, measurable mission of "Building Resilience and Facilitating Recovery."
EOC of Suffolk (Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.)
EOC of Suffolk is a community-based organization with 41 years of history reaching and serving minorities (especially Black and Hispanic people) at the grassroots level educating clients and helping them reach new levels of self-sufficiency. With a demonstrated ability to overcome Suffolk County's suburban sprawl, EOC of Suffolk uses its personal relationships, neighborhood by neighborhood, to bring needed services - including HIV prevention and outreach - to low-income individuals facing the greatest need and the most severe risk.
AIDS Designated Hospitals
Seafield is renowned for offering state-of-the-art substance use treatment services. Since 1992, evaluations from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) have ranked Seafield as a Accreditation with Commendation. Seafield is equipped with both inpatient and outpatient service delivery infrastructure. Inpatient services capacity is 80 beds. On-site medical space includes areas for non-acute detox, comprehensive medical examinations and 24-hour medical supervision, full psychosocial evaluation, intensive group and individual therapy, and stress management. Seafield has outpatient facilities in five areas on Long Island, plus "Recovery Homes" (two for women, five for men) in seven Long Island towns - these facilities are for persons committed to their recovery and actively involved in an outpatient program. Seafield provides substance use treatment services to individuals who are Medicaid-eligible before these individuals in-need have active Medicaid.
When incidents of bias, discrimination and hate crimes occur, BiasHELP stands ready to help the victims, their families, and communities to heal. In order to combat bias, discrimination and hate crimes, we provide services, outreach and educational programs. BiasHELP considers a crime to be discriminatory or bias-related when a victim is intentionally selected, in whole or in part, because of their perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability (including HIV status) or sexual orientation. Though BiasHELP serves all who fall prey to bias crimes, hate-related harassment and discrimination, our programs recognize that women, racial and ethnic minorities, Jewish people, and members of the gay and lesbian community are among the populations most often victimized.
A community-based not-for-profit agency, LINCS works to enhance the programs of publicly supported health and human service organizations. Through our network affiliations, projects and programs, and the expertise of our management team, we serve dozens of community- and faith-based organizations partnering across our two counties (Nassau & Suffolk), New York City and beyond. LINCS succeeds by pairing seasoned executive leadership with its well-balanced, integrated network of consultants across areas of capacity-building expertise.
Long Island Crisis Center
Founded in 1971, Long Island Crisis Center (LICC) is a multi-service, community-based organization whose mission is to provide youth, families, seniors and adults throughout Long Island with free, high quality, confidential services to address a wide range of concerns.
Response of Suffolk County
Through a crisis intervention hotline, professionally trained and supervised counselors offer callers telephone support and help them to explore options for next steps that they might take for finding additional assistance or comfort.