This Week in CHCACTion January 29, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
CHCACT is happy to announce that it has rolled out a new, FREE online training for FQHC staff! The training, titled “Basics of De-escalation: Three Stages of Conflict and Management,” is designed to cover the basics of crisis de-escalation and focuses on the three stages of conflict management: Anxiety, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression. By the end of the course, participants will have learned about the process of escalation, de-escalation and conflict management and will walk away with practical ideas on how to de-escalate conflict . This course was created by MOAB Training International, Inc. and made available to CHCACT’s members through a grant from the Office of Rural Health.
The course is intended for any FQHC staff with a role in direct patient care and/or engagement. Front desk staff, clinical staff, clinical support staff, social workers, community health workers, Certified Application Counselors – really anyone! – can benefit from learning how to handle conflicts, and de-escalate potentially violent situations. The course should take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete and is accessible at any time through www.train.org/connecticut. You can search for the course in CT TRAIN’s course catalog using the Course ID 1072473 or searching “MOAB: Basics of De-escalation.” This course is currently accessible only to individuals who have registered in TRAIN as a member of an FQHC. The course does require Internet Explorer to function optimally.
If you have any questions, problems accessing the course, or would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-967-3873.
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This Week in Health Policy News
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1.25.18 Hartford Courant — In Impoverished North Hartford, Wheeler’s Groundbreaking Health Clinic Meets a Critical Need
1.24.18 New Haven Register — DeLauro Said Millions of Patients Will Be Impacted if Large Cuts Applied to Health Center Funding
1.24.18 New Haven Independent — West River Questions Primary Care Move (feat. CS-Hill, Fair Haven)
1.23.18 CT Post — Asking for More, Bracing for Less (feat. Optimus, Southwest)
1.23.18 WNPR — Lapse of Funding Leaves Community Health Centers Scrambling
1.27.18 Fairfield County Business Journal — Pediatric ER at Stamford Hospital is Busy Expanding – And Treating Flu
1.26.18 CT Mirror — Lawsuit Charges State Hospitals Hold Committed Patients Too Long
1.25.18 CT NewsJunkie — Op-Ed – CT Health Reform Reaches New Low, But There Are Hints of Optimism
1.25.18 CT NewsJunkie — Lawmakers Look to Override Veto, But Only Save Program for Six Months
1.25.18 CT NewsJunkie — Consumers Still Unhappy with Medical Transportation Contractor
1.24.18 CT NewsJunkie — CT Officials Look to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
1.24.18 Hartford Business Journal — CT Hospitals Launch Test Project on Social Determinants of Health
1.24.18 Hartford Business Journal — Wyman Chief Advisor to Lead Health Strategy Office
1.29.18 Kaiser Health News — Treating Domestic Violence as a Medical Problem
1.27.18 NPR — No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts in Some States
1.26.18 NY Times — This Flu Season is the Worst in Nearly a Decade
1.23.18 CT Mirror — Congress Funds Children’s Health Insurance Program, But Not Health Centers