This Week in CHCACTion
June 4, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Recently, Connecticut was impacted by a severe weather event that officially produced four tornadoes in the state. While this may seem like a rarity, Connecticut is no stranger to tornadoes with 29 of them documented from 2000-2016. On a related note, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released their predictions for this hurricane season (June 1-November 30). They are expecting a “75% chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal.”
CHCACT works with the state’s health centers to ensure that they have plans in place to handle both natural and manmade emergencies. These plans include the creation and modeling of internal plans to continue operations (given a variety of potential challenges, such as flooding or lack of electricity), as well as ensuring that health centers are connected to first responders and other community organizations. Over the next several months, CHCACT will continue this work, reviewing Emergency Operations Plans and creating Continuity of Operations Plans. These plans will allow our FQHCs to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster that may occur!
Now is a great time for you to review your own personal preparedness plans and notification systems! Luckily, Ready.gov provides information and plan templates to help make this process easier. Particularly relevant for this time of year are their pages on tornadoes, hurricanes, extreme heat and power outages.
Hopefully this information will help you and your family to feel safe and prepared for any severe weather we may encounter this season! Remember: preparedness is the key to a quick recovery!
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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
5.31.18 The Hour — Fairfield County Nonprofits Discuss How to Increase Their Influence (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
5.31.18 PR News — Anne-Lise Beauboeuf, MD to be Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in Bridgeport (feat. Southwest Community Health Center)
6.1.18 CT Mirror — Malloy Vetoes ECS Bill, Declines to Sign Health Measure
6.1.18 CT Mirror — Seldom Retiring, Betty Gallo is Quitting Nonetheless
5.31.18 News Times — New York, Connecticut Among Worst in Hospital Safety, Survey Finds
5.30.18 Hartford Business Journal — CT Opioid Prescriptions Down 14% in 2017
5.29.18 CT Mirror — Already Deep in Debt, CT Struggles with Extremes of Wealth & Income
6.1.18 Kaiser Health News — Benefit Change Could Raise Costs for Patients Getting Drug Copay Assistance
5.29.18 CT Health Policy Project Blog — Rest of US Catching Up With CT – Medicaid Managed Care Doesn’t Work
6.3.18 NPR — For Some Breast Cancer Patients, the Chemo Decision Just Got Easier
6.1.18 Kaiser Health News — Domestic Violence’s Overlooked Damage – Concussion & Brain Injury
5.30.18 CT NewsJunkie — Yale Professors Highlight New Trend in Pharma
5.30.18 NPR — Get Screened Earlier for Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society
5.30.18 NY Times — The Largest Health Disparity We Don’t Talk About
5.29.18 ProPublica — More Midwives May Mean Healthier Mothers
5.29.18 The Day — Health Officials, Shingles Sufferers Recommend Anyone Over 50 Get New Vaccine
5.29.18 NY Times — They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?