This Week in CHCACTion
April 16, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
The Community Health Center Association of CT (CHCACT) continues to support health centers in their efforts to increase oral health access and utilization statewide, towards better health outcomes. We value any opportunity to participate in learning collaboratives that strengthen health centers and their dental practices to improve the delivery of oral health care for all. Through our programs at CHCACT, we often focus on ways to ensure that those who have not sought oral health treatment maintain access to and seek oral health services.
Oral Health Training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) has been announced and CHCACT is excited to support this free learning opportunity for all CHWs through the Southwestern CT AHEC with support through funding from CT DPH and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This program utilizes “Smiles for Life” curriculum to stress the importance of oral health and its connection to overall health and well-being. This training will help CHWs be able to improve access to care for the targeted population of infants and young children (Age 0-5), pregnant women, and older adults 65 and over. Understanding the relationship between oral health and overall health will be an important component of this training. Identifying ways to integrate oral health into their roles and determining best ways of teaching parents how to prevent cavities in young children, along with how to prevent oral diseases that affect pregnancy outcomes are areas to be discussed. In addition, effective oral preventative measures for the elderly and their caregivers will be included. The training will be offered from 9am-3pm in the following locations:
- April 18th - CHCACT, Cheshire
- April 26th - Burroughs Community Center, Bridgeport
- May 14th- Hispanic Health Council, Hartford
- May 26th - Danbury Hospital, Danbury
- June 11th- Eastern AHEC, Norwich
Lunch is provided! Registration: https://www.train.org.connecticut/welcome use course id# 1072031
We encourage all CHWs to participate!!!!
Please contact me for more information!
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This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority Nonprofit Grant Program
The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA or Authority) provides access to tax-exempt financing and other financial assistance to educational institutions, healthcare providers, childcare providers and other eligible not-for-profit entities.
The Authority is accepting proposals in the areas of child care, cultural, education and health care for:
|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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
4.10.18 New Haven Independent — Hill Health Plans Move to Q House
4.10.18 WTNH — “Buddy Benches” Making Schools Friendlier (feat. UCFS)
4.16.18 Hartford Business Journal — New Trinity Health CEO Pledges Community Approach in Competitive Health Care Market
4.14.18 The Day — Calling Department of Social Services: Prepare to Wait Three Hours
4.12.18 CT NewsJunkie — Lawmakers Work to Get Drug Pricing, Mental Health Parity Over the Finish Line
4.12.18 CT Mirror — CT Opioid Lawsuits Advancing in Face of Settlement Effort
4.12.18 CT Viewpoints — Medicare Savings Program Cuts are Harming Low-Income Seniors
4.12.18 CT Health I-Team — Hospitals Bill More Than $1 Billion in Facility Fees Over Two Years
4.11.18 Hartford Business Journal — Greater Hartford Ranked No. 1 for Physician Assistants
4.11.18 NY Times — Republicans Can’t Knock Down Obamacare, So They Are Finding Ways Around It
4.16.18 NY Times — Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins
4.10.18 NY Times — FDA Restricts Sales of Bayer’s Essure Contraceptive Implant