This Week in CHCACTion!
September 10, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
On behalf of CHCACT, I'm very excited to welcome our new cohort of Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps members! Over the past few days, our first round of new STICH members have been going through pre-service orientation, learning the ins and outs of the program, as well as information about health centers, health insurance literacy and other topics that will prepare them for their 10-month term of service in one of CT's health centers. This year's members come from 5 different states but all share a commitment to improving the health of their community through service.
I'm also thrilled to share that Emily LeGeyt, one of last year's STICH members, has joined the CHCACT team as the STICH Program Coordinator. Having such recent first-hand experience makes Emily the perfect link to the members as they learn about the program in general, and then as they get acclimated to their health center placements.
We'll be sure to update you about all of the impacts our members have throughout the program year! And you can follow the STICH AmeriCorps program on facebook for photos and other news.
Have any questions about STICH, or know someone who might be interested in participating? Get in touch!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program
Funded by HRSA, the purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. Community-based programs and evidence-based models of care that build on existing community resources will be implemented and evaluated to demonstrate program impact.
|Prevention Service Initiative Award for Health Care Organizations
The State of Connecticut Office of Health Strategy is making available awards to health care organizations who are currently participating in the Prevention Service Initiative (PSI). The total pool of funding for this RFP is $1,000,000. The Prevention Service Initiative awards will enable participating Advanced Networks and FQHCs, hereafter referred to as “health care organizations,” to enter into financial contractual arrangements with community based organizations (CBOs) participating in the PSI.
|OPM Nonprofit Grant Program
The State of CT Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is accepting applications for the Nonprofit Grant Program (NGP).
The NGP will award grants-in-aid to selected private, nonprofit health and human service organizations that receive funds
from the State (including Medicaid) to provide direct health and human services to State agency clients. Applications
involving a collaboration between two or more eligible nonprofit organizations may also be eligible for award for NGP.
The purpose of the NGP fund is to improvethe efficiency, effectiveness, safety and/or accessibility of health and human
services being delivered by nonprofit organizations.
|Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the competitive availability of fiscal year 2019 funds to implement a capacity building assistance (CBA) program to strengthen the capacity and improve the performance of the nation’s HIV prevention workforce. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) supports a CBA Provider Network (CPN) to implement the following four program components: 1) national training; 2) regional technical assistance; 3) continuous quality improvement and sustainability for community-based organizations (CBOs); and 4) marketing and administrative support for the CPN.
|Access & Mobility Partnership Grants
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces with the Access & Mobility Partnership Grants, which are two opportunities to apply for funding under two competitive grant programs.
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!
9.6.18 Yale News — Hurricane Evacuees Settle into New Lives in CT (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
9.4.18 New Haven Independent — Narcan Distributed to Dozens on the Green (feat. CS-Hill)
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)
9.10.18 Hartford Business Journal — Hartford HealthCare Pursues Multiple Strategies to Find, Retain Workforce Pool
9.7.18 Hartford Business Journal — CT to Launch Health Data Exchange Next Year
9.4.18 CT NewsJunkie — Report- 40% of CT Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs
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
9.7.18 Kaiser Health News — Insulin’s Steep Price Leads to Deadly Rationing
9.6.18 NPR — Hospitals Prepare to Launch Their Own Drug Company