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
|Integrating Community-Based Organizations with Health Care Providers
The Connecticut Health Foundation seeks to support integration between clinical care providers and community-based organizations in up to two Connecticut communities. The Connecticut Health Foundation will provide seed funding and technical assistance to collaboratives of at least three community-based organizations in each of the communities.
|Integrated Behavioral Health Services Supplemental Funding
HRSA’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) funding opportunity is a non-competitive supplement for organizations currently receiving Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding. IBHS funding will help health centers increase access to high quality, integrated behavioral health services, including the prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder.
|Peer to Peer HIV Interventions
The State of CT Department of Public Health announces funding to support HIV/AIDS related research projects, education and/or community services that focus on persons and populations either living with, or at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS.
|HRSA Oral Health Infrastructure
|Connecticut Healthy Communities Project
The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health is seeking proposals to implement community-wide health promotion activities for the Connecticut Healthy Communities Project (CT HCP). Selected applicants will facilitate implementation of food service guidelines (FSGs) in community settings and worksites to increase the availability of healthier foods and coordinate with DPH to promote breastfeeding.
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!
9.6.18 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