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
|Big Lots Foundation
Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.
|Drug Free Communities Support Program
Funded by SAMHSA, the purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.
|Hartford Foundation Civic Engagement Project: Get Out the Vote & Get Out the Count
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving seeks to both enhance local efforts to engage underrepresented voters through Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities in 2019 and 2020 and increase Census 2020 awareness among hard to count residents in the Greater Hartford region through Get Out The Count (GOTC) outreach and other efforts. Nonprofits may apply for funding for either or both GOTV and GOTC activities.
|HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) announces the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.
|Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program
HRSA’s THCGME supports the training of residents in new or expanded primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities. Two award types are available: 1. Continuation awards at existing HRSA THCGME Programs; and 2. New awards will be made to support new resident full-time equivalent (FTE) positions at new Teaching Health Centers (THCs), as funding permits.
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
Events & Educational Opportunities
Sustaining Diabetes Prevention and Self-Management Programs: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health WebinarJune 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- June 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
- June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm|Recurring Event (See all)Occurs the first and third Firday of every month
- June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- June 25 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm