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
|Integrating Community-Based Organizations with Health Care Providers
The Connecticut Health Foundation seeks to support integration between clinical care providers and community-based organizations in up to two Connecticut communities. The Connecticut Health Foundation will provide seed funding and technical assistance to collaboratives of at least three community-based organizations in each of the communities.
|Integrated Behavioral Health Services Supplemental Funding
HRSA’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) funding opportunity is a non-competitive supplement for organizations currently receiving Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding. IBHS funding will help health centers increase access to high quality, integrated behavioral health services, including the prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder.
|Peer to Peer HIV Interventions
The State of CT Department of Public Health announces funding to support HIV/AIDS related research projects, education and/or community services that focus on persons and populations either living with, or at risk for acquiring HIV/AIDS.
|HRSA Oral Health Infrastructure
|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.
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
Events & Educational Opportunities
- April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- April 24 - April 25
- April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm