This Week in CHCACTion
September 25, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
Throughout the past several years, CHCACT has been broadening its network of Emergency Preparedness partners. Recently, we have established a closer relationship with Americares, a “health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs.” (See more about Americares here.) Included among Americares variety of programs are Emergency Programs aimed at helping community health centers prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Last week, CHCACT partnered with Americares to take advantage of one of these programs. On September 21st and 22nd, 24 attendees representing 9 FQHCs were in CHCACT’s offices for a 2-day Emergency Preparedness (EP) Bootcamp. Over the course of this 2-day boot camp, attendees were given the opportunity to sit with other members of their staff and get into the weeds on certain aspects of their Emergency Operations Plans. Through a mix of didactic and collaborative work sessions, each participant in the boot camp was able to quickly advance their own EP knowledge, as well as their individual FQHC’s EP program, all while having access to professionals in emergency management.
Personally, I was thrilled to witness the level of collaboration and growth in knowledge that each participant experienced over the two days! It can often be difficult to find EP resources tailored to the FQHC environment, so a 2-day program specifically focused on FQHCs that emphasizes collaboration among the group can have quite an impact. I hope to facilitate many more such sessions in the coming months!
Have a great week!
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9.22.17 Norwich Bulletin — Blumenthal in Norwich – Obamacare Repeal Would Be Catastrophe (feat. UCFS)
9.22.17 CT Post — CT Braces for Tight Vote on Health Care (feat. Southwest Community Health Center)
9.20.17 Hartford Business Journal — Feds Grant CT $2.7M for Mental Health, Opioid Abuse Treatment
9.22.17 CT Mirror — CT Says It Would Lose $7B Under Teetering ACA Plan
9.21.17 CT NewsJunkie — Access Health CT Prepares for Enrollment
9.19.17 The Hill — Another Health Funding Cliff Puts Care for Millions at Risk
9.19.17 CT Mirror — CT, 38 Other States Widen Probe of Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors