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
|Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals
The BHWET Program for Paraprofessionals develops and expands community-based experiential training to increase the supply of students preparing to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce.
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