This Week in CHCACTion!
February 11, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
What is PCMH?
The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients in the center of their care, with enhanced communication between the patients and their providers. Research shows that practices that operate as PCMHs demonstrate improved health outcomes, as well as more satisfied patients and staff — all while reducing health care costs. Health care practices that earn PCMH recognition are committed to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care. PCMH standards are updated every few years.
What does PCMH have to do with health centers?
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the federal agency that funds health centers, has encouraged health centers to seek PCMH accreditation for many years. All of the CT health centers have achieved PCMH recognition through either NCQA or through the Joint Commission; four of the health centers have even accomplished both!
What’s CHCACT’s role?
CHCACT works with CT’s health centers on clinical, administrative, and financial operations, including helping to transform the way care is provided. Having CHCACT staff educated about PCMH standards improves our ability to provide training and technical assistance to the health centers. It also allows CHCACT to align our work internally, to be sure we are prioritizing the right types of trainings – all with the goals of improved quality and patient experience in mind. If you have any questions about CHCACT’s PCMH work, please reach out to our Senior Director of Clinical Programs, Marlene Moranino.
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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.
|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!
2.7.19 CT NewsJunkie — Critics Pan Bill to Change Signer of Vaccine Exemption Form
2.7.19 Hartford Courant — UConn Health Finds No Suitable Proposals After Search for Public-Private Partnership
2.6.19 CT Mirror — DeLauro Uses New Clout to Probe Trump’s Impact on Obamacare
2.6.19 Kaiser Health News — Trump Highlights Health Agenda With Vow To Lower ‘Unfair’ Drug Prices
2.5.19 CT Health I-Team — Immigrants Are Wary Of Using Assistance Programs As Feds Weigh Policy Change
Events & Educational Opportunities
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- April 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Healthcare for the Homeless Community: Strategies for Expanding ServicesMay 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm