This Week in CHCACTion
May 22, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
The big news this week at CHCACT is that our Chief Executive Officer Evelyn Barnum has announced that she will be retiring this November, after twenty years at the helm of our association!
Evelyn’s commitment to the mission of CHCACT and health centers has shown in her strong knowledge base and her embrace of best practices in both clinical and administrative operations. A national search has begun for her successor. Read more here.
When any organization faces the retirement of a long-time leader, it can lead to uncertainty about that organization’s future. However, here at CHCACT, we have been preparing for this transition, internally with our dedicated staff, and with our engaged Board and community partners as well.
We have examined how our sister organizations across the country are structured; had fruitful discussions about our mission, vision and values; and analyzed how to meet the needs of both health centers and patients in our state, particularly during this time of upheaval in the health care system.
There is no doubt in my mind that CHCACT will be well-positioned to continue its good works once Evelyn begins her new phase of life this Fall.
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|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
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!
5.22.17 New Haven Independent: New Urban Farm Opens in the Hill (feat. CS-Hill)
5.21.17 FOX-61’s The Real Story: Changes Coming to HUSKY Health Plan Could Impact Families (feat. CHCACT)
5.20.17 Greenwich Time: Authority Pledges Major Changes to Public Housing in Greenwich (feat. Family Centers)
5.19.17 New Haven Independent: Elvis Lands at Fair Haven Community Parade (feat. Fair Haven)
5.18.17 NBC Connecticut: America’s Opioid Crisis is Magnified in Connecticut (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
State Health News:
5.22.17 CT NewsJunkie: Report – Where You Live in CT Matters
5.17.17 Hartford Business Journal: Hartford Hospital Says it Needs More Operating Rooms to Meet Demand
Health Insurance/Health Reform News:
5.22.17 Hartford Business Journal: CT Has Fewer Uninsured Due to the ACA
5.22.17 NY Times: Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty
5.18.17 CT Mirror: Access Health Extends Insurers’ Deadline to Decide on 2018
5.18.17 Fairfield County Business Journal: Physicians’ Group Says Anthem Blue Cross in Violation of Federal Law
National/Other Health News:
5.21.17 Modern Healthcare: Trump Budget Proposal Would Slash Medicaid
5.21.17 NY Times: A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though its Base Ingredient is in Most Kitchens
5.17.17 CT Health I-Team: Veterans Discharged for Misconduct Often Suffer From Mental Illnesses