This Week in CHCACTion!
April 15, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
This weekend, approximately 800 people from across Connecticut attended Connecticut Mission of Mercy, often referred to as CTMOM. The two day clinic provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut. The dental services provided at CTMOM include cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays, fillings, root canal treatments, and extractions. CTMOM has been held annually at a different location throughout the state since 2008. This year, CTMOM took place at Windham Middle School in Willimantic, CT.
Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps members from health centers across the state joined hundreds of other dedicated volunteers to set up for CTMOM on Friday, April 12. The STICH members completed a variety of tasks throughout the day including constructing patient chairs and workstations, assembling hygiene kits, and distributing and unpacking dental supplies. (Check out our photos here!) Additionally, STICH members spoke directly with patients during clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday, sharing information about locations and services offered at community health centers in the state of Connecticut. The goal is for everyone who attends CTMOM to choose a dental home for regular dental care, which can be a local community health center!
CTMOM is often a highlight of service for STICH members and is just one example of the many ways STICH members give back to the community throughout the service term. If you or someone you know is interested in giving back to the community by participating in the STICH program, 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!
4.10.19 Hartford Courant — Op-Ed: Legislators, Remove Barriers to HIV Prevention for Youths (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
4.10.19 New Haven Independent — Real Life HIV Stories PrEP State For Change (feat. Fair Haven Community Health Care)
4.9.19 New Haven Independent — Flood-Proofing Promised for Primary Care Site (feat. Cornell Scott-Hill, Fair Haven)
4.12.19 CT NewsJunkie — Facing Challenges, Veyo Looks to Improve Further
4.12.19 CT Mirror — Third Case of Measles This Year Confirmed in Connecticut
4.12.19 New York Times — A New Rx for Diabetes – Lighten Up
4.10.19 CT NewsJunkie — Larson Wants Spotlight on High Price of Meds
4.9.19 Governing — 78 New Measles Cases: Outbreak Approaches Record as Reports Spread to More States
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