This Week in CHCACTion!
November 8, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
Here are the latest updates from out STICH AmeriCorps program:
There are still open STICH positions for those looking to serve!
We are recruiting for New Haven, Bridgeport, Waterbury, and Hartford. Any interested applicants should send a resume directly to Maya Severson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities This Month
Members will join other CT AmeriCorps programs at the AmeriCorps Launch event on 11/14.
On 11/22, Members will be participating in a service project with an organization called Person-2-Person. Members will be helping the organizations prepare for their thanksgiving event.
On Friday, October 12, the cohort attended their October Meeting at CHCACT. Members had the opportunity to check in with each other, talk about their performance measures, and received a presentation on Public Policy from CHCACT’s Sara LeMaster, Manager, Government Relations and Public Policy and CHCACT’s Government Relations Intern, Michael Cocchiola.
The first round of Pre-Service Orientation for the 2019-2020 program year took place at CHCACT from Wednesday, September 4, 2019 through Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Members received training on various topics including Health Insurance Literacy, Health Education, and the ins and outs of AmeriCorps. Additionally, members participated in a service project with New Haven Farms.
This past summer, CHCACT hosted the graduation ceremony for our 2018-2019 STICH AmeriCorps members. Fourteen members completed at least 1,700 hours of service at 9 health centers, beginning last fall and ending this summer.
In addition to providing assistance with outreach, case work, health education, health insurance literacy, and patient scheduling, our STICH members also demonstrated a commitment to service in the community. Over the past 10 months, our members have led a wellness fair for low-income seniors, provided oral health education to patients at Connecticut Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic, participated in Mayor’s Cleanup Day in East Hartford, and served at multiple soup kitchens and food pantries across the state.
What's next for these community leaders? Our STICH members are off to medical school, graduate school for Public Health, and pursuing careers in a variety of fields including education, health care, and social service. Some members have accepted positions at Community Health Centers in CT! Whatever their next step, we know they will be successful.
Congratulations to the following STICH graduates!
- Kelly Baratko - United Community & Family Services
- Dakili Barnett- Charter Oak Health Center
- Rubina Bhura - First Choice Health Centers
- Jazmin Capel - StayWell Health Center
- Breanna De Leon - Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
- Fahima Dirir- Charter Oak Health Center
- Loretta Gagne - United Community & Family Services
- Jessica Mahon - Southwest Community Health Center
- Jasalay Mercado – Fair Haven Community Health Care
- Stephanie Moise – Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
- Leleti Phillips - First Choice Health Centers
- Muhammad Syed - StayWell Health Center
- Alison Terjek - Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington
- Cory Williams - Fair Haven Community Health Care
Have a great week!
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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 Sara Lemaster at email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
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11.4.19 CT Legislator — Senator Anwar Tours Hartford Community Health Center Pediatrics
11.6.19 CT Mirror — Judge puts temporary stop to Purdue lawsuits — with CT’s blessing
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