This Week in CHCACTion
November 27, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
World AIDS Day takes place every year on December 1st, which is this Friday! This day is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. World AIDS Day started in 1988 and was the first ever global health day.
Many of Connecticut’s federally qualified health centers are sponsoring events throughout the state in honor of World AIDS Day.
On Friday, December 1st from 6:30-8:30pm, Community Health Services, along with other agencies, will be hosting an awareness event at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The event will feature a live performance from the Hartford Gay Men’s Choir. The event is free to the public and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven will also be sponsoring an event on Friday December 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm at Terminal 110 in downtown New Haven. The event is 80’s themed, so come dress like the Eighties! The event will feature a Don Cornelius impersonator and a soul train game. Attendees will also be able to take 80s-style polaroid photos and can paint their own graffiti T-shirt. A speaker will also be present to discuss how HIV has changed from the 1980s to present day. There is free parking on site and free admission.
Generations Family Health Center in Willimantic will also be partnering with the Windham Regional Community Council and other organizations to sponsor an event on December 1st from 1:00-4:00pm. The event will take place at 872 Main Street in Willimantic and includes free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, superhero bingo, gift cards and prizes, and free food and drink for participants.
For more information on World AIDS Day, visit www.hiv.gov.
Show your support and come to these great community events!
Have a great week!
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#fixthecliff @CTHealthCenters) November 22, 2017.
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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!
11.26.17 New Haven Register — New Program in New Haven Will Help in Efforts to Prevent, Treat HIV (feat. Fair Haven, CS-Hill)
11.24.17 New Haven Independent — LEAD Launches (feat. CS-Hill)
11.22.17 Southington Observer — Program on Opioids and Naloxone Presented by Wheeler Clinic
11.21.17 The Hill — Facing Hard Decisions, Health Centers Plead for Restored Funding
11.26.17 CT Mirror — How Do You Want to Die? Write it Down
11.21.17 CT NewsJunkie — Red Ink Could Trigger Deficit Mitigation
11.26.17 NY Times — As Health Care Changes, Insurers, Hospitals and Drug Stores Team Up
11.26.17 The Hill — Five Health Care Fights Facing Congress in December
11.23.17 Washington Post — States Prepare to Shut Down Children’s Health Program if Congress Doesn’t Act
11.22.17 WNPR — Connecticut Health Advocates Sound the Alarm Over GOP Tax Bill