2023 Clinical Leadership Series: Population Health: Understanding the Past to Influence the Future - On Demand

This session will highlight the innovative work done at Nuvance Health and SUNY Downstate in the NYC region detailing the changes, results, challenges, and lessons they learned from Covid to fight a regional outbreak of candida auris that affected a specific population. The organizations will discuss how they successfully worked with the community and state and federal regulators to ensure that the outbreak was contained in the tri-state region of NYC.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, health care quality professionals, and all other clinicians. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how to develop interventions, programs, and strategies for an outbreak based on best practices while being responsive to the diverse cultural values and traditions of the community served.
  • Review the use of interactive digital tools for the initial assessment, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions across phases of a community outbreak.
  • Identify strategies for overcoming internal and external challenges affecting care delivery to the affected community.
  • Discuss strategies for effective communication and patient outcomes when working with local and state regulatory agencies.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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Diane Kantaros, MD, CPE  
Chief Quality Officer 
Nuvance Health 
Mohamed Rami Nakeshbandi, MD, MHA 
Chief Quality Officer 
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University  

Valerie Cluzet, MD 
Infectious Disease Specialist 
Vassar Brothers Medical Center 

Cheryl Rolston, MA, RN, NEBC 
Chief Nursing Officer 
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University 

Ahnna Parker, MSN, RN, CIC 
Accreditation Advisor  
Vizient, Inc. 

Susan Chishimba, MSN, BSN, RN  
Member Networks Director  
Vizient, Inc. 

Planning committee 

Susan Chishimba, MSN, BSN, RN 
Member Networks Director 
Vizient, Inc.  

Hanna Lakew  
Network Manager 
Vizient, Inc. 

Donna McNutt, MS, RN 
Sr. Member Networks Director 
Vizient, Inc.  

Liz Petti 
Network Manager 
Vizient, Inc. 

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM 
Senior Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality 
Vizient, Inc. 


Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.

It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.


Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Statement of content validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.



Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation Statement(s):


This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 1.0 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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