This Week in CHCACTion
March 12, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) launched into AmeriCorps Week 2018 activities today, joining approximately 75,000 current members nationwide in a celebration of public service. In Connecticut alone, more than 650 AmeriCorps members of various ages are serving at upwards of 210 host sites across the state by mentoring youth children, supporting veterans, combatting the opioid epidemic, restoring the environment, connecting patients to vital medical services, and responding to natural disasters. Since 1994, more than 14,000 AmeriCorps members have served in Connecticut and received over $45,270,000 worth of Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards. Over the course of its existence, more than one million Americans have chosen to commit their time and energy to get things done in communities across the United States through this program.
STICH AmeriCorps members provide care coordination, enrollment services, health insurance literacy trainings and other services to help people in Connecticut get and stay healthy. They are an integral component of the ongoing work at health centers. Additionally, the program acts as a recruiting tool, exposing people to the great work that federally qualified health centers do each day. STICH is honored to take part in this storied tradition of service, volunteerism, and commitment to the common good.
Please join us on Friday, March 16 for a joint celebration of AmeriCorps with RYASAP’s Prevention Corps Program:
- CHCACT and Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)’s AmeriCorps programs, respectively Service to Improve Community Health and Prevention Corps, are partnering with one another to host a celebration of “Healthy Futures” initiatives in Connecticut. The event will be held in the Grand Room at the University of Bridgeport from 9:00am-3:00pm. Students and the public will learn about the impact the AmeriCorps programs have, meet AmeriCorps members who are currently serving, and join in a nationwide “Thank You” to currently serving members and alumni.
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for community health centers. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to pilot a breastfeeding support model for CHCs and a technical assistance project to help CHCs explore and adopt policy, system and environmental solutions to increase their capacity to provide consistent and coordinated breastfeeding promotion and support services to the families they serve.
|School-Based Health Center RFP
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is seeking proposals to provide coordinated, culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, School Based Health Center (SBHC) services that may include: outreach, primary care, mental/behavioral health, dental health care and health promotion/education at one school in East Hartford, and one school anywhere in Connecticut. Services are expected to begin on or before March 1, 2019.
|Community Foundation of Eastern CT
The Community Foundation of Eastern CT has a variety of grants for health and social service projects that impact youth and adults in Eastern CT.
|American Savings Foundation Community Grants
The American Savings Foundation will fund direct service grants for education, human services, and arts and culture in its 64-town service area.
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!
3.6.18 Hartford Courant — Services to Treat Opioid Addiction Now Offered (feat. InterCommunity)
3.6.18 Journal Inquirer — Bypassing Parents on STD Prevention? (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
3.12.18 The Day — CT Taxis See Veyo as Bigger Threat than Uber
3.7.18 Hartford Business Journal — Report: CT Ranks 6th for Women, Infants and Children’s Health
3.6.18 CT NewsJunkie — Yale New Haven Health and Anthem Reach Deal
3.6.18 CT Mirror — Dwindling Oversight Heightens Concern over Medical, Mental Health Care for Inmates
3.6.18 Fairfield County Business Journal — Connecticut Chamber Healthcare Coalition Formed to Address Rising Insurance Costs
3.8.18 Fairfield County Business Journal — US Sens Blumenthal & Murphy Offer Bill Redefining Short-Duration Health Insurance Coverage
3.8.18 WNPR — Health Insurer Cigna to Pay $67 Billion for Express Scripts
3.7.18 Vox — A CT Proposal Could Charge Up to $10,000 for Not Having Health Insurance
3.12.18 Governing — Trump’s Leaked Immigration Rule Already Having Impacts
3.12.18 NY Times — Do Antidepressants Work?
3.7.18 NY Times — For Arthritis Pain, Nonopioid Drugs Work as Well as Opioids