This Week in CHCACTion!
October 9, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Yesterday, I was proud to present with my colleagues, Kelly Halkyard and Russ Dexter, at the Planetree International Patient-Centered Care Conference in Boston. This conference brought together 1,000+ attendees, including patient advocates, health care providers, hospital systems, payors and policy experts – as well as exciting speakers on leadership, innovation and customer support – to discuss person-centered care.
CHCACT was asked to present because our Practice Transformation Network (PTN) has worked with CT’s health centers to enhance the focus on the quality of care provided, as well as the value delivered – and of course, improved health outcomes! Our presentation, titled “From Underserved to Better Served,” detailed the ways in which our team has encouraged health centers to utilize their data to drive change. For example, armed with specific diabetes-related data about their patients, providers at one health center were able to identify ways in which they could modify their care delivery – resulting in dramatic improvements in their patients’ HbA1C, LDL and blood pressure control in only a few months’ time.
Our presentation also included an overview of the network’s performance and content about the important role of the medical neighborhood. We were proud to share stories from our health centers on an international stage, giving them the recognition that they so richly deserve! You can view our presentation here.
These efforts were possible because of the true partnership our Practice Transformation Network team has with the health centers around the state. Health center clinical and operations staff have welcomed the opportunity to learn from national experts about how to change the health center workflow, to improve patient experience and health outcomes. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership into the future, towards better health for all.
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|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!
10.2.18 WFSB — Lamont, Griebel Lay Out Ideas for Health Care (feat. CHS)
10.3.18 Kaiser Health News — High Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace in Employer-Based Coverage
10.2.18 CT Health I-Team — Consumers Feel Sticker Shock as Out of Pocket Health Care Costs Rise
10.5.18 Vox — Millions of Americans Take Vitamin D. Most Should Stop.
10.5.18 NY Times — HPV Vaccine Expanded for People Aged 27-45
10.2.18 NY Times — If Only Everyone Had a Postpartum Doula