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
|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!
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