This Week in CHCACTion
August 13, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Happy National Health Center Week!
This week, celebrated every year, honors the patients, staff and board members of America’s health centers. This year’s theme – Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes – celebrates the individuals who live and breathe the health center mission and exceed the call of duty, to support health centers in providing quality health care for patients in the community.
Here in CT, National Health Center Week includes health fairs, block parties, business after-hours events, fundraisers and more! Health center leaders will be appearing on radio and TV shows throughout the week, and Op-Eds are being published in local and statewide newspapers. You can follow along with all of the media by checking CHCACT’s web site and following us on Twitter. All of the media is to spread the word about the great health care and other services provided by health centers in CT!
Thank you to all of you who espouse the health center mission to provide the highest quality care to all who need it – regardless of age, income, insurance status, immigration status or ability to pay. Health centers and their staff and boards are truly Health Care Heroes!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
8.13.18 CT Post — Southwest to Host Health Fair in Bridgeport
8.13.18 Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy — Gov. Malloy: CT Receives $10M Federal Grant to Increase Access to Care for Individuals With Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders (feat. Charter Oak Health Center, Optimus Health Care and StayWell Health Center)
8.12.18 Norwich Bulletin — The Right Care is Right Here (feat. UCFS)
8.12.18 New Haven Register — Forum: Recognizing National Health Center Week (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
8.11.18 Connecticut Plus — Norwalk Celebrates Health Center Week
8.10.18 WTIC 1080AM — CHWC-Greater Torrington’s Joanne Borduas on WTIC 1080
8.8.18 CT Health I-Team — Strategic Outreach Bridging Racial Gap in Pregnancy-Related Health Outcomes (feat. Southwest Community Health Center)
8.8.18 Hartford Courant — New Effort Underway to Improve Health Care Access in Hartford Area (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
8.8.18 Hartford Courant — Sen. Blumenthal Calls for Law to Prevent Hot Car Deaths (feat. First Choice Health Centers)
8.7.18 CT Mirror — After Years of Cuts, Nonprofits Struggle to Survive (feat. InterCommunity, Wheeler Clinic)
8.7.18 CT NewsJunkie — Analysis – Capitation vs Fee for Service: Which Team Are You On?
8.9.18 Kaiser Health News — Medicare to Overhaul ACOs but Critics Fear Less Participation
8.8.18 LA Times — White House Proposal Has Immigrants Forgoing Health Care Services Out of Fear