This Week in CHCACTion
March 5, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
CHCACT convenes the Corporate Compliance Workgroup, which meets several times per year, for training, technical assistance and sharing of best practices, often around federal program requirements for health centers.
Recently the workgroup has focused on the newly released Health Center Program Compliance Manual. The Compliance Manual, published in October 2017, provides health centers with guidance on how to understand and demonstrate compliance with the 18 Program Requirements. These requirements are categorized into three buckets – clinical, fiscal, and governance.
Health center leaders must understand these requirements, as they are reviewed at Operational Site Visits (OSVs), which each health center undergoes every 18 months or so. The federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) sends the health center’s Project Officer and three reviewers, each focusing on one of the three buckets.
The Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol, which went into effect in January 2018, was created to work in conjunction with the new Compliance Manual. The reviewers review documentation, interview staff, and tour facilities to determine whether or not the health center is in compliance.
The next meeting of the Corporate Compliance Workgroup is April 13, 2018 from 9-12:00. Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Stephanie Gomes-Ganhão and Damian Privitera, joined by Joan Feldman and William Roberts, will provide an overview of the rules and tips for how to develop a practical and compliant privacy program.
Learn more here!
Have a great week,
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This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Funded by HRSA, the purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact.
|Prevention Service Initiative Award for Health Care Organizations
The State of Connecticut Office of Health Strategy is making available awards to health care organizations who are currently participating in the Prevention Service Initiative (PSI). The total pool of funding for this RFP is $1,000,000. The Prevention Service Initiative awards will enable participating Advanced Networks and FQHCs, hereafter referred to as “health care organizations,” to enter into financial contractual arrangements with community based organizations (CBOs) participating in the PSI.
|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 improvethe 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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
3.3.18 Norwich Bulletin — UCFS’ Give Kids a Smile Program Focuses on Dental Education
3.2.18 FOX 61 — Ken Lalime, Eugene Market on FOX 61
2.27.18 NBC Connecticut — School-Based Health Centers Could Face Cuts (feat. StayWell)
3.4.18 CT Mirror — As Overdose Deaths Continue to Climb, a New State Initiative
3.2.18 New Haven Independent — Female Lawmakers Push to Protect Women’s Health Coverage
2.28.18 Hartford Business Journal — Hartford HealthCare, Tufts Forming Insurance Company
2.27.18 CT NewsJunkie — Republican Lawmakers Try Again to Open Marketplace to Uninsured Pregnant Women