This Week in CHCACTion!
June 17, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
Last week, the Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) program staff attended the National Service Training Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 400 AmeriCorps program staff attended the conference from states across New England and the South. In addition to the Atlantic/Southern Region conference, national service program staff attended conferences in the Central Region and the Pacific/Southwest Region. The training conferences provided nearly 1,000 program staff with the tools to effectively manage AmeriCorps and other state service programs.
Workshops were offered over three days and focused on topics including grants management, budget management, financial monitoring, performance measurement, national service criminal history checks and many other topics to support program and fiscal staff in the effective management of national service grants.
Attendees had the opportunity to hear from a panel of local leaders, Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) CEO Barbara Stewart, and Director of CNCS Chester Spellman, as well as currently serving AmeriCorps members. Before the conference closed, attendees heard from Ann Mei Chang, author of “Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good.” Ann encouraged attendees to “fall in love with the problem” just as much as the solution while striving for radically greater social good. The training was highly educational and inspiring!
Lastly, we are recruiting for our next cohort of STICH Members to start in September! Please get in touch to learn more about the application process or with any questions about STICH!
Have a great week!
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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!
6.13.19 CT Post — Bridgeport Health Center to Host Fit Fathers Field Day (feat. Southwest Community Health Center)
6.12.19 New Haven Independent — Cornell Scott-Hill Health Plans More Addiction Beds
6.11.19 Hamlet Hub — Pediatric Dentistry on Wheels in Norwalk (feat. Norwalk Community Health Center)
6.17.19 Hartford Business Journal — New CT Cost Caps Could Chip Away at Rising Health Care Spending
6.17.19 Hartford Business Journal — Physician Practice Consolidation Reshaping Health Care Landscape
6.13.19 CT by the Numbers — Nonprofits See Challenges Ahead After Federal, State Tax Changes
6.12.19 CT Health Policy Project — CT Ranks 5th Among States in Health System Performance This Year
6.12.19 CT Health I-Team — Saving Children From Cycle Of Trauma
6.12.19 CT Viewpoints — Connecticut’s Uphill Battle for Affordable Dental Care
6.11.19 CT Mirror — Officials Gather in Hartford to Address Outbreak of Opioid Deaths
6.11.19 CT Health I-Team — Medicaid Expansion Helped Reduce Disparities In Cancer Care
6.12.19 NPR — Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability
6.11.19 NPR — Expert Panel Recommends Wider Use Of Daily Pill To Prevent HIV Infections