This Week in CHCACTion!
March 18, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, thousands of AmeriCorps members, including our Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps members, participated in AmeriCorps Week. The weeklong celebration served to highlight the contributions of more than 1 million AmeriCorps members and alumni who have pledged to “get things done” for America. Since 1994, AmeriCorps member have provided more than 1.4 billion hours of service.
STICH members kicked off AmeriCorps week by creating social media posts highlighting what motivates them to serve. Check out the STICH Facebook page to view the posts. On Friday, STICH members participated in a service project at West Hartford Fellowship, a low-income senior housing facility. The members painted the Health Information Center, expanded and organized the food pantry, and organized the entertainment room.
We would like to thank all our STICH AmeriCorps members for their ongoing dedication to serving our communities and Health Centers. STICH AmeriCorps members provide care coordination, enrollment services, health insurance literacy trainings and other services to help people in Connecticut get and stay healthy.
Have any questions about STICH, or know someone who might be interested in participating? Get in touch!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Connecticut Health Foundation Q1 2020
Quarterly applications for unsolicited Program Grant proposals during 2020.
|Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Ending the HIV Epidemic – Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP)
Existing health centers will use fiscal year (FY) 2020 Ending the HIV Epidemic – Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) supplemental funding to expand HIV prevention services that decrease the risk of HIV transmission in geographic locations identified by Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, focusing on supporting access to and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
|340B Drug Pricing Program
The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a federal program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare centers, clinics, and hospitals at a reduced price. The program offers a way for eligible safety-net organizations to ensure access to medications.
|Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program
The purpose of this program is to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas, and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.
Recorded technical assistance webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/pcte_residency_training/
|2020 Integrated Networks to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Through this funding opportunity, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award 2-3 cooperative agreements to domestic public or private non-profit entities. The intent of these awards is to strengthen integrated networks that address the behavioral and social determinants of health of older adults and adults with disabilities, and increase the number of these individuals who participate in evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs.
|Implementation Research in HRSA Ryan White Sites: Screening and Treatment for Mental and Substance Use Disorders to Further the National Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Goals (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to enhance screening and treatment for mental and substance use disorders in HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded sites through implementation research, to advance the goals of the National “End the Epidemic” (EHE) initiative.
|Connecticut Health Foundation Q2 2020
Quarterly applications for unsolicited Program Grant proposals during 2020. Inquiry calls due by 1/15,2020, concept papers due 2/1/2020.
|Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resource mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States.
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!
3.13.19 Hartford Courant — Taking Aim at Chronic Disease (feat. CHS)
3.13.19 CT Health I-Team — Food Pantries Urged to Stock Nutritious Foods to Encourage Healthy Eating (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
3.12.19 Waterbury Observer — First Executive Director Named for Health Partnership (feat. StayWell Health Center)
3.18.19 Kaiser Health News — Death by a Thousand Clicks – Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
3.18.19 NY Times — When Emails Come to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease
3.12.19 CT NewsJunkie — Trump Seeks Major Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid in 2020 Budget