This Week in CHCACTion
May 29, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Clinical Conversation with Dr. Gould
Last Wednesday, May 23rd, CHCACT's Practice Transformation Network (PTN) team hosted Dr. Gould’s Monthly Clinical Conversation, which was attended by individuals from ten CT health centers. This month's conversation was centered around colorectal cancer screenings, in support of the American Cancer Society's initiative to increase screening rates for colorectal cancer to 80%.
The conversation focused on health centers' strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening rates; health center leaders shared information regarding how they are each working to increase colorectal cancer screenings among targeted populations.
Dr. Levita Robinson from Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center shared her strong model for encouraging her patients to take a fecal immunochemical (FIT) test. The providers at CS-Hill attribute their colorectal cancer screening increase to informing the patient when they have an irregular test result. This prompts the care team to urge the patient that more testing is necessary and crucial. In addition, the workflow has also been attributed to their increase in colorectal cancer screenings. At CS-Hill, there is an active partnership between the nursing team and the providers, further enforcing active care team roles.
For Dr. Robinson, looking at UDS measures has helped the increase in colorectal cancer screening at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center as well. Integrating the UDS data with the current model has helped to reinforce the increase of FIT testing, and CS-Hill’s compliance rate is very high due to their efficient model.
Dr. Alix Pose from Optimus Health Care and Dr. Tess Lombard from StayWell Health Center shared their methods for increasing colorectal cancer screenings with their peers. They spoke about sharing their UDS measures with the providers transparently to increase the compliance rates of colorectal cancer screening.
Special thanks to Dr. Levita Robinson for sharing her excellent model with her peers, and other health centers that attended and collaborated on Dr. Gould’s Clinical Conversation! The Clinical Conversations occur monthly through our StarLeaf video portal and are part of CHCACT's PTN activities.
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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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
5.23.18 Norwich Bulletin — Newly Taxed Norwich Nonprofits Attend Forum on the Law (feat. Generations, UCFS)
5.23.18 Hartford Business Journal — Yale Health Eyes $19.7M Primary Care Move (feat. CS-Hill, Fair Haven)
5.23.18 CT Health I-Team — School-Based Health Centers Play Vital Role for Hispanic & Black Students (feat. Family Centers)
5.23.18 CT Post — School-Based Health Centers Play Vital Role for Black, Hispanic Students (feat. Southwest Community Health Center)
5.24.18 CT NewsJunkie — Big Pharma Asks Court to Dismiss Cities’ Opioid Lawsuits
5.23.18 CT NewsJunkie — Analysis: Health Care Questions for CT’s Next Governor
5.23.18 CT NewsJunkie — Bumps in the Road for Medical Transportation Continue
5.23.18 Hartford Courant — Hartford Data Lab Looks for Links Between Health & Housing
5.25.18 CT NewsJunkie — Malloy Issues Warning in Signing Health Insurance Bills
5.25.18 ProPublica — Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills
5.24.18 CT NewsJunkie — Health Insurance Premiums Are on the Rise
5.29.18 NY Times — They’re Out of Prison. Can They Stay Out of the Hospital?
5.29.18 ProPublica — More Midwives May Mean Healthier Mothers
5.26.18 San Francisco Chronicle — As Juul Vaping Surges Among Teens, Health Concerns Grow
5.23.18 Governing — For Future Health Policies, Trump Administration Adds a Rural Focus
5.23.18 Vox — How PrEP, the Pill to Prevent HIV, May Be Fueling a Rise in Other STDs