This Week in CHCACTion!
December 3, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, CHCACT, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center and other organizations co-hosted a statewide event to improve the collaboration and coordination among statewide networks around people experiencing homelessness. The CT Collaboration for Homeless Healthcare took place on 11/28/2018 at the Chabad at Yale University with over 100 medical providers, community outreach workers and representatives from agencies across the state in attendance.
The event featured Amy Grassette, a consumer advocate who was homeless with her family after 9/11, who shared her experience with the community and services during her time of homelessness. The event also included people that are experiencing or have experienced homelessness on each panel, allowing participants to learn directly from those who use services and resources in an effort to improve coordination and share best practices. The consumers also had an opportunity to meet with Amy and learn about importance of consumer advocacy and the resources available to assist them in developing a voice in CT.
The event featured panel discussions on Street Medicine, Harm Reduction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health, Emergency Room collaborations, and Women, Youth and Shared Resources. Interactive discussions included valuable information on services and resources, but most importantly, centered on efforts to better coordinate services to support persons experiencing homelessness.
Connecticut’s health centers care for over 12,000 persons experiencing homelessness and understand that health care starts with stable housing. We are proud to collaborate with all service providers and unite our efforts to improve health and overall wellbeing for all those in need. Contact me for more information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
11.29.18 New Haven Register — State Wants Details of Yale Clinic Deal
11.29.18 Register Citizen — Torrington Center Offer PrEP Information On World AIDS Day (feat. Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington)
11.27.18 Hartford Courant — Wheeler Clinic Gets $2.7 Million in Grants to Battle Substance Use in Hartford
12.3.18 CT NewsJunkie — Op-Ed – Clinic Plan Could Hit State Budget, Raise Patient Costs, Increase Barriers to Access
11.29.18 New Haven Register — Yale to Offer Emergency Contraception Via Vending Machine
11.29.18 CT NewsJunkie — Op-Ed – Concerns over Teen Vaping on the Rise
11.28.18 Hartford Business Journal — UConn Health to Give Up Facility Fees for Skin Cancer Treatment
11.27.18 Hartford Courant — New Britain’s Reason for New Approach to Drug Addiction: “We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out of This”
11.30.18 Governing — Trump Administration Gives States New Ways to Rewrite Obamacare
11.30.18 Hawaii News Now — In “Game Changer,” Hawaii Given Approval to Use Medicaid Dollars to Help Chronically Homeless
11.29.18 Kaiser Health News — Number of Uninsured Kids Rose for First Time This Decade