This Week in CHCACTion
May 5, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, I attended the Workforce Development Learning Team meeting, hosted by Integrated Work, in Denver.
Approximately thirty representatives from Primary Care Associations (i.e., “PCAs,” organizations like CHCACT, which work with FQHCs) across the country attended this two-day conference to learn about issues like recruitment and retention, training and development for FQHCs.
On the first day, participants discussed workforce planning models – which encourage thinking strategically about how many positions the FQHCs across the state need to fill and how PCAs can support recruitment efforts.
On Day 2, we discussed “employment branding” strategies and learned about effective communication with different team members. During the conference, we discussed data analysis and metrics, such as turnover, tenure and the length of time it takes to fill positions. We also learned about how other states are implementing successful residency and clinical student rotation programs.
The staff at other PCAs are wonderful resources to share best practices and brainstorm ideas for new programs we can implement in Connecticut. Stay tuned to see how we implement some new ideas in workforce development!
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This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals
The BHWET Program for Paraprofessionals develops and expands community-based experiential training to increase the supply of students preparing to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce.
This Week in Health Policy News
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4.24.17 The Hour: Norwalk Community Health Center Expands Offerings
4.23.17 Darien Times: YWCA Women of Distinction – Mindy Garcia, “Angel of Norwalk” (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
4.22.17 The Day: Critical Care – Foreign Born Doctors Play Key Role in US (feat. UCFS)
State Health News
4.30.17 CT Mirror: Try This at Home – Program Brings Drug Addiction Treatment to Patients
4.24.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: CT Receives $5.5M to Fight Opioid Crisis
Health Insurance/Health Reform News
5.4.17 NY Times: House Passes Measure to Repeal/Replace Affordable Care Act
4.26.17 NY Times: Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies are Halted
National/Other Health News
May 2017 Governing: Why Texas is the Most Dangerous State in which to Have a Baby
May 2017 Governing: HHS Secretary – Health Can’t Improve Unless People’s Lives Do