This Week in CHCACTion
January 8, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps announced that it would be conducting donation drives for families migrating from Puerto Rico in the months since Hurricane Maria and other storms devastated the island. Since the storms, over 1,800 students from Puerto Rico have enrolled in Connecticut public schools.
As a STICH member, I have been coordinating the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) donation drive, which has been running from December 22, 2017 and will be coming to a close this Friday. In fact, most STICH members have been conducting donation drives at their health centers across the state. So far, we have received backpacks, winter hats/gloves, games and puzzles and more!
STICH AmeriCorps members will pool all of the donations to create care packages, including school supplies, winter clothing, snacks and other items for effected family members, and distributing the care packages to Puerto Rican families through the Puerto Rico Relief Center, a charity group based in Bridgeport.
We are also hosting a Community Day next Monday, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 975 East Main Street, Bridgeport, from 9-3:00. Join us for face painting, snacks, giveaways and other entertainment!
To learn how you can donate to the drive or to volunteer for Community Day, please contact me!
Have a great week.
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|OPM Nonprofit Grant Program
The State of CT Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for the Nonprofit Grant Program (NGP). The NGP will award grants-in-aid to selected private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that receive funds from the State (including Medicaid) to provide direct health and human services to State agency clients. Applications involving a collaboration between two or more eligible nonprofit organizations may also be eligible for award for NGP. The purpose of the NGP fund is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, safety and/or accessibility of health and human services being delivered by nonprofit organizations.
|Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the competitive availability of fiscal year 2019 funds to implement a capacity building assistance (CBA) program to strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) supports a CBA Provider Network (CPN) to implement the following four program components: 1) national training; 2) regional technical assistance; 3) continuous quality improvement and sustainability for community-based organizations (CBOs); and 4) marketing and administrative support for the CPN.
|Access & Mobility Partnership Grants
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces with the Access & Mobility Partnership Grants, which are two opportunities to apply for funding under two competitive grant programs.
This Week in Health Policy News
Here is a sampling of health policy news from around the state. If you see something in your local newspaper that you would like featured here in future weeks, please contact Deb Polun at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
1.3.18 Hartford Courant — National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Observed (feat. Generations)
1.2.18 Hartford Business Journal — Q&A with Fair Haven Community Health Care’s Suzanne Lagarde
1.2.18 CT Health Foundation Blog — Remembering Katrina Clark
1.5.18 CT NewsJunkie — CT Lawmakers Expected to Debate Legalizing Marijuana Despite Federal Rules Change
1.4.18 CT Mirror — CDC Finds CT Hispanic Infant Mortality Rate Among Nation’s Worst
1.3.18 CT Health I-Team — 15 Hospitals Penalized for High Infection Rates, Injuries
1.2.18 CT NewsJunkie — Health Insurance Numbers Not Expected Until Next Week
1.2.18 NY Times — Why the US Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care
1.2.18 Governing — STD Rates Reach Record High in America