This Week in CHCACTion
July 30, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last Friday, CHCACT hosted the graduation ceremony for our 2017-2018 STICH AmeriCorps members. Fifteen members completed at least 1,700 hours of service at 10 health centers, beginning last fall and ending this summer. In addition to providing assistance with outreach, case work, health education, health insurance literacy, and patient scheduling, our STICH members also demonstrated a commitment to service in the community. Over the past 10 months, our members have created care packages for Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria, provided oral health education to patients at Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic, distributed books and school supplies to low-income students, and served as camp counselors for grieving children and teenagers.
What's next for these community leaders? Our STICH members are off to medical school, graduate school for Mental Health Counseling and Health Sciences, and pursuing careers in a variety of fields including education, health care, and social service. Whatever their next step, we know they will be successful!
Congratulations to the following STICH graduates!
- Alexis Moranino - Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington
- Alison Terjek - StayWell Health Center
- Bria Cave - United Community & Family Services
- Emily LeGeyt - First Choice Health Centers
- Ezequiel Romero - Norwalk Community Health Center
- Heide Hernandez Jimenez - Southwest Community Health Center
- Jehwoo Ahn - First Choice Health Centers
- Juliana Lewis - StayWell Health Center
- Kevin Melendez - Charter Oak Health Center
- Matenin Sheriff - Optimus Health Care
- Medinah Nabadukka - First Choice Health Centers
- Michael George - CIFC Greater Danbury Community Health Center
- Panagiota Zorgias - United Community & Family Services
- Shivali Gupta - Southwest Community Health Center
- Spencer Matson - Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Click here to learn more about CHCACT’s STICH program – and apply for the next service year!
Have a great week!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for community health centers. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to pilot a breastfeeding support model for CHCs and a technical assistance project to help CHCs explore and adopt policy, system and environmental solutions to increase their capacity to provide consistent and coordinated breastfeeding promotion and support services to the families they serve.
|School-Based Health Center RFP
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is seeking proposals to provide coordinated, culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, School Based Health Center (SBHC) services that may include: outreach, primary care, mental/behavioral health, dental health care and health promotion/education at one school in East Hartford, and one school anywhere in Connecticut. Services are expected to begin on or before March 1, 2019.
|Community Foundation of Eastern CT
The Community Foundation of Eastern CT has a variety of grants for health and social service projects that impact youth and adults in Eastern CT.
|American Savings Foundation Community Grants
The American Savings Foundation will fund direct service grants for education, human services, and arts and culture in its 64-town service area.
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!
7.27.18 CT Mirror — DOC Commissioner Sued Twice in a Week Over Prisoners’ Health Care
7.25.18 CT Health Policy Project Blog — Two Thirds of CT Residents Prioritize Health Care for Their Vote
7.25.18 Hartford Business Journal — UConn Health Zooms in on Overdose Tracking
7.24.18 CT Mirror — In Fight Against HIV, Outreach Workers Take PrEP to the Streets
7.26.18 The Hill — States Sue Trump Administration Over Expansion of Skimpy Group Insurance Plans
7.30.18 ProPublica — New York City Launches Initiative to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Maternal Death
7.30.18 NY Times — Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn’t Work. So What Might?
7.26.18 Fairfield County Business Journal — Laurel Road Creates Student Loan Debt Refinancing Program for Physicians
7.24.18 US News & World Report — How to Leverage Community Health Workers
7.24.18 Vox — Women With Endometriosis Experience Terrible Pain. There’s Finally a New Treatment