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
|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 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
- 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