This Week in CHCACTion!
January 7, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
On December 14, 2018, CHCACT held its graduation for our leadership development program, "Prescription for Leading Yourself & Others!" Congratulations to the fifteen graduates!
Program participants attended five content modules, each presented by a different facilitator, on topics like communication and emotional intelligence, coaching and accountability, change management and teambuilding, professionalism and presentation skills, and data-driven decision making.
Additionally, the participants completed group Capstone projects on topics specific to the health center environment (topics listed below). The groups did a great job of keeping the audience engaged by utilizing various presentation modalities to present their findings. Capstone project topics included:
Group 1 – Create a program that will enhance communication across a clinical neighborhood.
Group 2 – Construct an action plan for maintaining a joyful workplace.
Group 3 – Develop an innovative strategy for increasing patient and family engagement.
Group 4 – Design a plan for an integrated model of team-based care.
Thank you to Learning Dynamics and all of our other partners for their continued support of our future health center leaders. Planning has already begun for the 2019 cohort! For more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduates from top left to right:
- Janette Rivera, Optimus Health Care
- John Midy, Family Centers Health Care
- Pamela Allen, Community Health Center, Inc.
- Zulayka Torres, Generations Family Health Center
- Carissa Catalano, Community Health Center, Inc.
- Yolanda Taylor, Norwalk Community Health Center
- Sharon Lecointe, Optimus Health Care
- Nicola Weise, First Choice Health Centers
- Patricia Ramos, Generations Family Health Center
- Katie Henley, CHCACT
- Enid Rohena, Charter Oak Health Center
- Monique Wilson, First Choice Health Centers
- Juan Laboy, InterCommunity
- Lindsay Potterton, InterCommunity
Graduates not pictured: Albana Lame, StayWell Health Center, and Karen Hurst, Community Health Center, Inc.
This Week in Social Media
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.
|Access Health CT Navigator Program
Access Health CT seeks to partner with four (4) organizations that are viewed as a trusted, local community voice with a presence in communities across Connecticut. Activities will include community outreach, enrollment, speaking engagements, and marketing, among others.
|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!
1.4.19 CT Health Policy Project Blog — Weak Answers to State’s Second Set of Questions About YNHH Primary Care Plan
1.3.19 CT NewsJunkie — Analysis – Public Health Has a Free Rider Problem
1.2.19 CT Mirror — Discrimination Questions Add New Depth to Wellbeing Survey
1.4.19 Vox — House Democrats Move to Defend Obamacare from Conservative Legal Challenge
1.3.19 Vox — 17 Attorneys General Are Appealing the Court Decision Overturning Obamacare
1.2.19 CT By the Numbers — How Does your Health Insurance Plan Stack Up? There’s a Resource for That
1.2.19 Hartford Business Journal — Report Calls for Changes to CT’s Medicaid Program for Children
1.3.19 Kaiser Health News — How the Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs
1.1.19 WNPR — Child Deaths from Opioids Nearly Tripled in Past Two Decades