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
|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!
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