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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Have a great week.
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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!
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