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
|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!
3.6.18 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