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
|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.
|New Access Points Funding
HRSA announces the availability of $50 million in New Access Points (NAP) funding for the delivery of primary health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations under the Health Center Program.
The purpose of the Health Center Program NAP funding opportunity is to provide operational support for new service delivery sites under the Health Center Program to improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by expanding access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services. Organizations can apply for up to $650,000 per year.
Applications are due in Grants.gov by Tuesday, March 12 (11:59 p.m. ET), and HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks by Thursday, April 11 (5:00 p.m. ET). HRSA expects to make approximately 75 awards in September.
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