This Week in CHCACTion!
November 19, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Need a template for creating a recruitment & retention plan? An implementation guide for starting a childhood obesity prevention program? Best practices in capital planning and financing? Before, you would have had to resort to a broad Google search to find these materials. Now, you can head right to the Health Center Resource Clearinghouse.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) launched the Clearinghouse this summer as a one-stop-shop for health centers to access 500+ resources. The Clearinghouse will make it easier for health centers to find high-quality and up-to-date information.
The Clearinghouse is a shared project of the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)’s 20 National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) organizations. The NCAs are funded to provide training and technical assistance services (T/TA) to the 1,400 community health centers that serve 27 million patients nationwide. For more information on the 20 different NCAs, check out the Our Partners page.
To ask a question, submit a TA request, or let NACHC know what you think about the website, go to the Connect With Us page.
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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!
11.14.18 CT Health I-Team — Outreach Programs Target Asthma Hotspots But More Help is Needed (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
11.14.18 Charger Bulletin — NAACP Aims to Stop the Stigma (feat. CS-Hill)
11.13.18 The Day — Connecticut Spent More than Half of Federal Opioid Funding on Treatment (feat. UCFS)
11.13.18 Hartford Courant — A Potent New Pill Will Fuel Opioid Carnage, Critics Say (feat, InterCommunity)
11.16.18 Hartford Business Journal — Hartford Healthcare Expands Eastern CT Presence
11.15.18 Meriden Record-Journal — Parents Sue Over State Directive to School Nurses on Insulin Dosing
11.15.18 CT NewsJunkie — Malloy Administration Recommends Budget Changes He Was Unable to Get Over Goal Line
11.13.18 WNPR — CT’s Older Housing Stock – A Lead Poisoning Risk?
11.13.18 CT By the Numbers — State Sets Goals to Improve Oral Health, Already Third in Nation
11.15.18 CT NewsJunkie — Access Health Enrollment Off to a Steady Start
11.15.18 NY Times — FDA Seeks Restrictions on Teens’ Access to Flavored e-Cigarettes and a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes
11.13.18 Kaiser Health News — An Underused Strategy for a Surge in STDs – Treat Patients’ Partners Without a Doctor Visit