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.
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This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority Nonprofit Grant Program
The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA or Authority) provides access to tax-exempt financing and other financial assistance to educational institutions, healthcare providers, childcare providers and other eligible not-for-profit entities.
The Authority is accepting proposals in the areas of child care, cultural, education and health care for:
|Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for community health centers. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to pilot a breastfeeding support model for CHCs and a technical assistance project to help CHCs explore and adopt policy, system and environmental solutions to increase their capacity to provide consistent and coordinated breastfeeding promotion and support services to the families they serve.
|School-Based Health Center RFP
The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health is seeking proposals to provide coordinated, culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate, School Based Health Center (SBHC) services that may include: outreach, primary care, mental/behavioral health, dental health care and health promotion/education at one school in East Hartford, and one school anywhere in Connecticut. Services are expected to begin on or before March 1, 2019.
|Community Foundation of Eastern CT
The Community Foundation of Eastern CT has a variety of grants for health and social service projects that impact youth and adults in Eastern CT.
|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.
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