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!
Have a great week!
This Week in Social Media
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program
The purpose of this program is to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas, and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas.
Recorded technical assistance webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/pcte_residency_training/
|2020 Integrated Networks to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Through this funding opportunity, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award 2-3 cooperative agreements to domestic public or private non-profit entities. The intent of these awards is to strengthen integrated networks that address the behavioral and social determinants of health of older adults and adults with disabilities, and increase the number of these individuals who participate in evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs.
|Implementation Research in HRSA Ryan White Sites: Screening and Treatment for Mental and Substance Use Disorders to Further the National Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Goals (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to enhance screening and treatment for mental and substance use disorders in HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded sites through implementation research, to advance the goals of the National “End the Epidemic” (EHE) initiative.
|HRSA-20-013 Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
The purpose of the AMF Program is to expand the number of fellows at accredited AMF and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship (APF) programs trained as addiction medicine specialists who work in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health disorder and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services.
The Addiction Medicine Program encompasses both psychiatry and an addiction subspecialty for primary care doctors.
|Connecticut Health Foundation Q2 2020
Quarterly applications for unsolicited Program Grant proposals during 2020. Inquiry calls due by 1/15,2020, concept papers due 2/1/2020.
|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 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
Events & Educational Opportunities
- January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
- February 19
- February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm