This Week in CHCACTion!
May 13, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last Friday, I attended the annual conference of the CT Association of School-Based Health Centers (CASBHC).
CASBHC is an advocacy and networking organization committed to increasing access to quality health care for all children and adolescents in Connecticut schools. I sit on the CASBHC Board of Directors, to help represent the many federally-qualified health centers in Connecticut that host school-based health centers.
This year’s conference, “Creating the Path to a Positive Future,” had almost 200 participants, from a variety of local agencies across the state, including several health centers.
The keynote address was given by Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, who spoke on why adolescents, teens, and young adults take risks – hint: it’s not for the reasons you think! Learning why teens take risks can help public health professionals better address risk-taking behavior.
A variety of breakout sessions featured topics such as vaping; connections between community clinicians and school-based health centers; story-telling for public health advocacy; primary care approach to managing anxiety and mood disorder; and more.
CASBHC also gave out awards to two school-based health center professionals: Earlene Peckham, an APRN affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital; and Karen White, an APRN affiliated with CT Institute for Communities, who works at the school-based health centers at Danbury High School and Newtown Middle School. A special award was given to long-time (and now retired) CASBHC Executive Director Jesse White-Frese.
The CASBHC Conference is always a great opportunity to network with and learn from colleagues across the state, who are all committed to providing primary care to children and teens at schools, where it is most convenient for them to receive it.
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This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Improving Care and Treatment Coordination: Focusing on Black Women with HIV – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider HRSA-20-115
Funding will be provided in the form of a cooperative agreement to support a single organization to lead a multi-site evaluation and provide technical assistance (TA) to a cohort of up to seven demonstration sites funded under a separate announcement number, HRSA-20-116: Improving Care and Treatment Coordination: Focusing on Black Women with HIV – Demonstration Sites.
|Building Capacity to Implement Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Start for Improved Care Engagement in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider HRSA-20-113
|Telehealth Network Grant Program HRSA-20-036
The funding opportunity is aimed towards promoting rural Tele-emergency services with an emphasis on tele-stroke, tele-behavioral health, and Tele-Emergency Medical Services (Tele-EMS).
|Rural Telementoring Training Center HRSA-20-108
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Telementoring Training Center (RTTC) Program. The purpose of this program is to train academic medical centers and other centers of excellence (COEs) to create or expand technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models (such as Project ECHO, ECHO-like models, and other emerging models in the field).
|Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program HRSA-20-023
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center (TF RHRC) Program. This NOFO will fund two Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Centers, one evaluation-focused and one evidence-focused.
|Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resource mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States.
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!
5.11.19 Fairfield County Business Journal — Fairfield University Turns On Telehealth in Nursing School Lecture
5.7.19 CT Viewpoints — Connecticut Can Assure a Better Future for All Children
5.10.19 CT Viewpoints — High-Deductible Health Plans Bad for Patients, Doctors
5.9.19 CT Health I-Team — Stakeholders Square Off Over Proposed Public Option For Health Coverage
5.7.19 CT Mirror — Auditors: Access Health CT Handed Out Hefty Severance Payments
5.10.19 Health Affairs Blog — Integrating Community Health Workers Into Health Care Teams Without Co-opting Them
5.7.19 NY Times — Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy