This Week in CHCACTion
August 14, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
Happy National Health Center Week! Health Centers across the state are hosting health fairs and other events for community members. Visit our calendar for a list of health center events within the state this week.
In other news, CHCACT is happy to announce that it has received a grant award from the Connecticut Commission on Community Service (CCCS) to host its Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps program. Last week, CHCACT welcomed a new Workforce Development Program Manager, Andrew Oravecz to manage the new program! After serving with AmeriCorps through Northwest CT Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Andrew is very enthusiastic about recruiting driven members who will help FQHCs meet community need throughout the state.
Recruitment is underway for the 2017-2018 program year. 23 Members will be placed within 11 health centers across Connecticut and CHCACT. Members will serve in many different capacities to promote health insurance literacy and in increasing health access for vulnerable and underserved residents within the state. All Member positions must be filled by October 1st.
The AmeriCorps program presents great opportunities for recent graduates, individuals taking a gap year, young professionals or individuals looking to give back to the communities to make an impact within their communities while gaining valuable work experience and learning about a new career. You can view the job posting here. Also, read more about some of our previous AmeriCorps Members here.
We are looking forward to putting together our STICH AmeriCorps Team for the upcoming program year! Interested candidates should apply directly to CHCACT by submitting a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Enjoy the rest of your week
This Week in Social Media
@SenBlumenthal for visiting @WheelerClinic today to discuss the #opioidcrisis & show your support for health centers! #NHCW17
— CHCACT (@CTHealthCenters) August 14, 2017
This Week in Funding Opportunities
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!
8.9.17 Yale News — Home-Visiting Program for First-Time Families Expands in CT (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Center)
8.14.17 CT NewsJunkie — Connecticut Officials Cheer Trump’s Declaration of Opioid Emergency
8.11.17 CT Mirror — Budget Cuts May Erode Gains in School Mental Health Services
8.10.17 CT NewsJunkie — Connecticut Would Save Planned Parenthood if Congress Defunds It
8.10.17 CT NewsJunkie — Surge in Ticks Continues
8.10.17 The Hour — Fresh Food for Low-Income Seniors Axed from Malloy Spending Plan
8.9.17 CT NewsJunkie — Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange Focuses on Marketing Strategy
8.11.17 Kaiser Health News — Obesity and Depression are Entwined but Scientists Don’t Know Why
8.10.17 NY Times — Programs that Fight Teen Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut