This Week in CHCACTion!
February 19, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
CHCACT’s Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps Program is approaching its midpoint, with most members having completed 50% of their 1,700-hour commitment to national service. Members are forging community connections, offering health insurance literacy trainings, health education interactions, and serving in various FQHC departments.
Members are continuing to build on professional skills through training sessions with CHCACT and partner organizations. On February 15th, STICH Members participated in a comprehensive “Learning Through Conflict” training provided by Do Good, Be Good LLC. Members developed strategies for navigating common communication challenges, receiving feedback, and providing appreciation.
Additionally, STICH members participated in a networking session which emphasized the importance of professional relationship building. CHCACT staff had one-on-one discussions with members about their respective responsibilities, identified areas of mutual interest, and spoke about opportunities for future collaboration. The exercise enabled members to practice valuable communication and public speaking skills that will assist them during service and years beyond.
Have any questions about STICH, or know someone who might be interested in participating? Get in touch!
Have a great week!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|HRSA Oral Health Infrastructure
The Oral Health Infrastructure supplemental funding will support one-time infrastructure enhancements that enhance new or existing high quality, integrated oral health services in health centers.
|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.
|Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative)
The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.
|Centering Healthcare Institute Implementation Awards
The Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) looks to expand access to the Centering model of group healthcare in communities where group care can have the greatest impact. With this expansion, CHI has developed a program offering implementation support and facilitation training to 130 eligible sites – primarily in FQHCs and community health centers – eliminating the financial barrier to those in resource-limited communities. CenteringParenting is the focus of this initiative.
Please note that this is not a monetary award, but the granting of in-kind services.
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!
2.14.19 Register Citizen — Community Health & Wellness Center Recognized as a Healthy Workplace
2.18.19 CT Health Policy Project Blog — Seven Years Later, Connecticut Medicaid Still Saving Taxpayers Money
2.17.19 Hartford Courant — Op-Ed – Why HPV Should be an Opt-Out Vaccine
2.13.19 CT Viewpoints — A Call to Arms – CT Needs More Primary Care
2.13.19 Hartford Business Journal — Report – CT Health Care Spending Above Average
2.13.19 Hartford Courant — Vaping the Cause of Drastic Increases in Teen Tobacco Use, CDC Finds
2.13.19 CT NewsJunkie — Courtney, Larson Again Champion Medicare Buy-In Bill
2.13.19 CT NewsJunkie — National Experts Help Steer Public Option Discussion
2.15.19 Kaiser Health News — Discharged, Dismissed – ERs Often Miss Chance to Set Overdose Survivors on Better Path
2.14.19 Kaiser Health News — Two Crises in One – As Drug Use Rises, So Does Syphilis
Events & Educational Opportunities
CDC COCA Call: Most Measles Cases in 25 Years: Is This the End of Measles Elimination in the United States?May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
- May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm