This Week in CHCACTion
July 24, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
Save the date! Join us on September 15th to celebrate CHCACT’s Practice Transformation Network(PTN) initiative at the “Connecticut Keys to Practice Transformation Network (PTN) Summit” held at the Chrysalis Center. If you would like to attend, kindly RSVP here by September 1, 2017.
This year the Summit will focus on a culture change in the way Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide care to patients, to accommodate the shift towards alternative payment models. Content will center around the idea of creating an environment that supports and sustains a culture of quality, from leadership down. Health Centers will also provide reports on their commitments to Diabetes Care and team based care management.
Honorable speakers include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) Transforming Clinical Practices initiative(TCPi) Medical Director Dr. Paul Rosen, as well as faculty presenters Dr. Karen Funk of Colorado and Dr. Kirsten Meisinger of Massachusetts. Both CMS faculty presenters are from FQHC environments, which makes them especially relevant to the audience in the Connecticut PTN. They will speak to the successes and challenges they have faced in implementing similar models of care.
We are still seeking support for this event, as well as vendors. If your organization is interested, please contact Kelly Halkyard.
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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!
7.21.17 CT Mirror — Covered at the Job? Obamacare Repeal Could Change Your Plan – Or End It (feat. CHCACT)
7.21.17 The Plainville Citizen — Wheeler Clinic to Offer Mental Health Training in Plainville & Southington
7.21.17 New Haven Register — CT Delegation in New Haven Promises Continued Commitment to DREAMers (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Center)
7.19.17 Greenwich Time — Family Centers’ First Year Clinic in Greenwich’s Wilbur Peck Court a Success
7.20.17 CT Mirror — Proposed Cuts in Food Aid Worry Those Who Feed the Needy
7.19.17 WNPR — Lead Poisoning is Still a Problem for Children in CT
7.18.17 New England News Collaborative — The Challenge and Necessity of Providing Health Care for People who are Homeless
7.24.17 Kaiser Health News — Five Ways the White House Can Undercut Obamacare
7.20.17 CT NewsJunkie — New Report Highlights Benefits of ACA in CT
7.19.17 Hartford Business Journal — Report: ACA Reduces CT’s Uninsured Rate by 45%
7.20.17 NY Times — Certain Antibiotics Can Increase Risk of Birth Defects
7.18.17 ProPublica — The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates