This Week in CHCACTion!
March 25, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
CHCACT has been running its Chronic Pain and Addictions Project ECHO since August of 2018. Six of Connecticut’s FQHCs are currently participating. Project ECHO utilizes a Hub and Spoke learning model developed by the University of New Mexico. Subject matter experts at the hub help primary care providers, the spokes, manage difficult disease processes within their primary care practices. CHCACT’s subject matter experts come from UConn as well as the health centers. To provide support to CT health centers, CHCACT’s Project ECHO centers on chronic pain and addictions, which aids clinicians in the treatment of patients who are experiencing complex pain and substance use disorders. In addition to the health centers, UCONN pharmacy students and residents participate along with clinicians from private practices to offer additional perspectives and experiences.
CHCACT holds its sessions on the first and third Friday of every month for 1.5 hours. Each session consists of a didactic presentation by the UConn and health center subject matter experts followed by a deidentified case study presentation by a “spoke” participant. Some past topics covered in the didactic portion of the sessions include alternative pain management options, addiction within a chronic pain diagnosis, office-based screening tools, and depression and anxiety. Spokes bring forward cases to discuss medication regimens, alternative pain treatment options, how to deal with transient patients, and how to reduce medication overuse.
Project ECHO uses the ZOOM video conference platform to connect everyone in real time in the most efficient way to create an interactive environment where participants can share their questions, experiences, and best practices. We are looking forward to some upcoming didactic topics around biological fluid testing and emerging treatments. If you are interested in joining CHCACT’s Project ECHO, please contact me!
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!
3.22.19 New Haven Independent — Primary Care Move Delayed to 2020 (feat. CS-Hill, Fair Haven)
3.21.19 Meriden Record-Journal — State Panel Considering Screenings to Address Youth Suicide (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
3.19.19 The Hour — Federal Funds at Stake, Participation in 2020 Census Urged (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
3.24.19 CT By the Numbers — Food Insecurity and Obesity Remain Unsettled Challenges for Many in CT
3.23.19 WNPR — Connecticut Doctors Push Back Against Medical Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorders
3.22.19 CT Mirror — Network Proposed to Help LGBTQ Community
3.21.19 CT Mirror — For the Second Time, Health Program for Seniors in the Budget Bull’s Eye
3.20.19 CT NewsJunkie — Committee Takes First Step Toward Public Option
3.19.19 CT Viewpoints — An Insurance Proposal to Smile About
3.22.19 Governing — Are State Policies Preventing Stroke Victims from Getting the Care They Need?
3.21.19 Kaiser Health News — FDA Chief Calls for Stricter Scrutiny of Electronic Health Records
3.20.19 New Haven Independent — DeLauro Wades into Healthcare Debate
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