This Week in CHCACTion!
December 10, 2018
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, CHCACT participated in a Primary Care Association (PCA) Site Visit with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). This process is comparable to the Health Center Operational Site Visits, but in many ways very different.
PCAs like CHCACT, are state or regional nonprofit organizations that provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to health centers and other safety-net providers. This T/TA is based on statewide needs to help health centers improve programmatic, clinical, and financial performance and operations.
PCA Site Visits are intended to review and assess PCA activities, as outlined in their work plans and the funding guidance, share key PCA accomplishments, strengthen the relationship between HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care and PCAs, and identify promising practices in supporting the T/TA needs of health centers. To learn more about this process, check out the PCA Site Visit Guide.
Did you know?: CHCACT’s PCA work plan goals are directly based on health center progress in the following areas: 1) Access to Care, 2) Operational Excellence, and 3) Health Outcomes and Health Equity. HRSA measures CHCACT’s progress to goal by looking at CT health center UDS data, which you can see here.
CHCACT and our reviewer had some great conversations about current activities, both at CHCACT and the health centers. We have some exciting ideas for the future and are looking forward to getting started in the New Year.
If you have any questions, get in touch!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Big Lots Foundation
Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.
|Drug Free Communities Support Program
Funded by SAMHSA, the purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.
|Hartford Foundation Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote & Get Out the Count
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving seeks to both enhance local efforts to engage underrepresented voters through Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities in 2019 and 2020 and increase Census 2020 awareness among hard to count residents in the Greater Hartford region through Get Out The Count (GOTC) outreach and other efforts. Nonprofits may apply for funding for either or both GOTV and GOTC activities.
|HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) announces the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
|Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program
HRSA’s THCGME supports the training of residents in new or expanded primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities. Two award types are available: 1. Continuation awards at existing HRSA THCGME Programs; and 2. New awards will be made to support new resident full-time equivalent (FTE) positions at new Teaching Health Centers (THCs), as funding permits.
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!
12.8.18 The Hour — Hospitals Reduce ER Visits With Proactive Community Support (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
12.5.18 CT Post — Rescue Mission Eyes Defunct Nursing Home as New Center (feat. Optimus)
12.5.18 Kaiser Health News — Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It’ll Be Nice to Drop Your Plan? Think Twice
12.10.18 NY Times — Hospital-Acquired Infections are Declining
12.9.18 NPR — For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting the Right Doctor
12.6.18 AP — Report – US Health Spending Hits $3.5 Trillion, But Growth Slows
12.6.18 WNPR — School-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction
12.4.18 Governing — Trump’s New Immigration Rule Could Threaten Health Care for 6.8 Million Children Who Are US Citizens