This Week in CHCACTion
July 23, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last Friday, CHCACT launched Year 3 of the Prescription for Leading Yourself & Others Program, a unique leadership development initiative for CT health center mid-level managers. This year’s cohort consists of 19 nominees representing 11 health centers: Charter Oak Health Center; Community Health Center, Inc.; Family Centers; First Choice Health Centers; Generations Family Health Center; InterCommunity, Inc; Norwalk Community Health Center; Optimus Health Care; Southwest Community Health Center; StayWell Health Center; and Wheeler Clinic. On average, the participants have 7 years of health center experience. We are thrilled to have a cohort that is widely diverse in areas of expertise, including, but not limited to, operations, medical, dental, behavioral health, finance, and quality improvement!
The cohort will participate in five modules of content, each presented by a different facilitator, on topics like communication and emotional intelligence, coaching and accountability, change management and teambuilding, professionalism and presentation skills, and data-driven decision making. CHCACT collaborated with Learning Dynamics and a committee of health center leaders dedicated to strengthening the skills of future health center leaders to create the curriculum for this program. Guest speakers from the health centers also join certain modules; their perspectives and insights from the field add tremendous value to the conversation.
One of the most impactful components of the program is the completion of the capstone project. The cohort is split into four capstone project groups. Each group will research a current topic specific to the health center environment and create a presentation. The groups will have the opportunity to brainstorm with CHCACT subject matter experts and receive advice on how to enhance their capstone projects. CHCACT will host the program’s graduation session on December 14, 2018, during which each group will present its findings.
CHCACT is invested in strengthening future health center leadership through this program and others. For more information about CHCACT’s leadership development initiatives, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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!
7.20.18 New Haven Independent — Fair Haven Health Eyes Expansion
7.18.18 Press Release — Community Health Center Association of CT Announces New Executive Board
7.23.18 CT Mirror — Despite Progress, HIV Racial Divide Persists
7.21.18 Greenwich Time — Primary Care Physicians in Short Supply in CT
7.20.18 CT Viewpoints — Income Inequality, Unchecked Disparities Threaten Prosperity of Connecticut Children
7.19.18 CT Mirror — Lots of Plans, But Still no Product for the Health Information Exchange
7.18.18 CT Health I-Team — Yale Program Tackles Kids’ Obesity by Teaching Parents Healthy Eating Habits
7.18.18 CT Mirror — More ER Docs Turning to Non-Opioids to Fight Overdose Epidemic
7.18.18 Hartford Courant — Complaints Stream in Against Embattled Provider of Medical Rides
7.18.18 CT Mirror — Medicaid Transportation Contractor Still Stuck on Basic Problems
7.20.18 CT Mirror — Insurers Seek Rate Hike for 2019, But Less than Previous Year
7.20.18 Vox — Association Health Plans are Kind of a Flop
7.20.18 NY Times — Medicare Advantage is About to Change – Here’s What You Should Know
7.18.18 Governing — Planned Parenthood Loses Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Changes to Federal Funding