This Week in CHCACTion!
September 5, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
CHCACT recently received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide further training and technical assistance to health centers receiving Ryan White funding, to treat people living with HIV/AIDS. CHCACT’s new program will focus on enhancing financial management systems that document HIV primary care services and allow for better tracking of time and effort and spending. Three health centers – CHS, Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington and StayWell Health – will be participating in this initiative.
CHCACT will be working with HealthHIV, a non-profit organization that provides support to communities and health care providers through education and technical assistance, to provide in-person interactive training to the participating health centers on topics such as program income, fiscal policy development, and budgeting. In addition, HealthHIV will conduct an on-site assessment at each health center to review the capacity of their current financial system.
CHCACT and HealthHIV then will work with the health centers to develop a formalized plan to implement the recommended enhancements. CHCACT and HealthHIV will continuously evaluate and monitor the health centers’ successes and provide ongoing technical assistance via phone calls, webinars, and refresher trainings. All information given to the health centers will be documented so it is available in the future and will help to train new staff on the updated policies and systems.
After completion of this program, staff will be able devote more time to address the changing needs of the HIV population and increase their capacity to handle multiple sources of funding – ultimately improving care, patient engagement, and overall health outcomes. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Big Lots Foundation
Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.
|Drug Free Communities Support Program
Funded by SAMHSA, the purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.
|Hartford Foundation Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote & Get Out the Count
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving seeks to both enhance local efforts to engage underrepresented voters through Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities in 2019 and 2020 and increase Census 2020 awareness among hard to count residents in the Greater Hartford region through Get Out The Count (GOTC) outreach and other efforts. Nonprofits may apply for funding for either or both GOTV and GOTC activities.
|HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) announces the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
|Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program
HRSA’s THCGME supports the training of residents in new or expanded primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities. Two award types are available: 1. Continuation awards at existing HRSA THCGME Programs; and 2. New awards will be made to support new resident full-time equivalent (FTE) positions at new Teaching Health Centers (THCs), as funding permits.
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!
9.4.18 Norwich Bulletin — Op-Ed: Be Informed When Making Vaccination Decisions (feat. UCFS)
9.4.18 CT NewsJunkie — Health Officials Warn Fentanyl Misuse is on the Rise (feat. InterCommunity)
8.31.18 WTIC 1080AM — CHCACT’s Deb Polun on WTIC 1080 AM
8.30.18 NBC Connecticut — K2 Education a Focus of Overdose Awareness Day in New Haven (feat. CS-Hill)
9.3.18 CT Viewpoints — CT’s Opioid Epidemic – A Glimpse of the Last Five Years
9.3.18 Hartford Business Journal — Op-Ed: Business Community Can Play Key Role in Preventing Prescription Opioid Abuse
8.30.18 CT Mirror — STDs Reach Record Level in CT, Early Data Show
9.5.18 CT by the Numbers — Report – Medicaid’s Impact Goes Beyond Health Care to the Economy
9.4.18 Governing — How the Midterms Could Impact Medicaid
8.30.18 CT Mirror — Study – 24% of Hartford Area Residents Have Pre-Existing Health Problem
8.31.18 NY Times — From 0 to 10 Million: Vaping Takes Off in the US
8.30.18 CT Viewpoints — Why Synthetic Marijuana is So Risky