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
|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 Sara Lemaster at email@example.com. 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
Events & Educational Opportunities
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- February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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