This Week in CHCACTion!
April 1, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
We have just returned from Washington, DC, where CHCACT staff and representatives from 12 health centers participated in NACHC’s Policy & Issues Forum and visited with members of CT’s Congressional delegation.
Our CT team included health center leadership, health center board members/patients, and students from the Urban Service Track program at UConn and Quinnipiac. Together, we met with elected officials and staff, sharing the value of health centers, as well as some federal policy priorities for the next several months.
Chief among them – the renewal of the Community Health Center Fund, established by the Affordable Care Act. The Fund provides about 60% of health centers’ federal funding, and is set to expire on September 30th unless Congress acts to extend it once more. Level annual appropriations are also needed. Combined, these federal revenue sources are critical to health centers’ ability to continue to serve all who come through their doors – regardless of age, income, immigration status, pre-existing condition, language, or ability to pay.
CHCACT also thanked our Congressional delegation for their ongoing support of the health center mission. We will work together to protect Medicaid, which serves over 62% of CT health center patients. And we asked for their support for workforce recruitment tools, like National Health Service Corps. You can help us advocate with our Congressional delegation by clicking here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
3.28.19 Hartford Courant — Recovery Group for Teens, Families (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
3.27.19 Hartford Business Journal — Report: Hartford Area Ranks Fourth in Physician Wage Gap
3.27.19 WNPR — Outgoing Public Health Commissioner Talks Health Costs, Disparities And The State’s Future
3.27.19 Kaiser Health News — Federal Judge Again Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements
3.28.19 Governing — Poorest Expected to Lose Food Stamps First Under New Rule
3.28.19 Governing — Trump More than Doubled Funding for the Opioid Crisis. How is it Being Spent?
3.27.19 CT Health I-Team — Cancer Death Rates Decline, But Income is a Factor in Survival
3.27.19 NY Times — Mammogram Centers Must Tell Women if They Have Dense Breasts, FDA Proposes
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