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!
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|Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals
The BHWET Program for Paraprofessionals develops and expands community-based experiential training to increase the supply of students preparing to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce.
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 Mirror — Another Path to Primary Health Care
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