This Week in CHCACTion!
December 3, 2019
This Week in CHCACTivities
New Talent at CHCACT
Over the last few months, we've had some additions to our staff members here at CHCACT. We will periodically introduce you to them as we work to serve the community health community in Connecticut.
In their own words, please meet Sara and Alex:
Manager, Government Relations and Public Policy
I’d like to introduce myself as the Manager of Government Relations and Public Policy for CHCACT.
I manage our legislative policy agenda, as well as administer the grant program for our Certified Application Counselors. I have spent most of my career advocating for the advancement of progressive public policy.
Prior to joining CHCACT, I worked with a public affairs consulting firm whose largest client was Access Health Connecticut. Our team planned and executed their community outreach plan for the 2018 Open Enrollment period.
Director of Human Resources
I am delighted to serve CHCACT as its Director of Human Resources.
In my role, I provide strategic, cultural, and professional support to the CHCACT team and leadership. In addition, I facilitate and learn alongside the health centers’ Human Resources leaders by way of quarterly workgroups and shared learnings.
My professional career has included both general management and human resources roles: seven years with Target Corporation in Massachusetts and Connecticut, three years with Achievement First Public Charter Schools, two years with Public Allies Connecticut, an AmeriCorps program, and most recently, one year with Cornell University Veterinary Specialists.
This Week in FQHC News
The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) is pleased to announce a training opportunity for community health workers on chronic diseases.
The registration fee is waived for the first 40 Connecticut-based users, courtesy of CHCACT.
MCD Public Health’s CHW Online Training Program is intended for community health workers and other individuals who assist clients in the prevention, management, and self-management of chronic conditions, such as cancer, high blood pressure, prediabetes, diabetes, and asthma.
This Week in Funding Opportunities
|Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation HRSA-20-031
The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under RCORP-Implementation.
|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 Sara Lemaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
11.27.19 Greenwich Time — Giving Fund helping Greenwich for the 36th year
12.3.19 CT Mirror — In a short session, lawmakers eye prescription drug proposals
11.30.19 Greenwich Time — Giving Fund: Get in the holiday spirit by helping a neighbor
11.28.19 CT Mirror — Chocolate milk back in New Haven schools — for now
11.27.19 The Hill — Congress: Support bipartisan legislative solutions during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
11.27.19 CT Mirror — As federal effort to ban flavored vaping products stalls, advocates look to state