This Week in CHCACTion!
February 28, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Updates
CHCACT has added a COVID-19 information page on the CHCACT website. On the page you will find:
- Latest News
- Information & Resources
- Webinars & Trainings
We will continue to update the page with the latest and most pertinent information important to you. Please contact Meghan Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org), Operations Specialist at CHCACT, with questions or additions.
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) application cycle is open! Accepting applications through Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. ET.
The NHSC opened its application for three loan repayment programs:
- NHSC Loan Repayment Program
- NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program
- NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Visit the NHSC website to review the Application and Program Guidance (APG) documents and learn more about eligibility and specific disciplines.
Each program has a different APG with the detailed information you need to apply, including eligibility requirements, site information, documentation, and service requirements. Read the APG carefully before you start your application.
Ken Lalime, CEO of CHCACT, Joins CT Office of Health Strategy’s New Advisory Board
The State of Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy (OHS) has announced the members of the new Cost Growth Benchmark Technical Team and Cost Growth Benchmark Stakeholder Advisory Board. The new members include Dean’s Advisory Board Member Ken Lalime, CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut.
The new groups establish Connecticut’s first healthcare cost growth benchmark as outlined by Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 5, an order that directs OHS to establish statewide healthcare cost growth and quality benchmarks and a primary care spending target.
As reported in the UConn Today news release:
The appointment of Ken Lalime, CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, ensures that the voice of over 6,700 dedicated healthcare professionals working in Connecticut-based community health centers and the nearly 400,000 patients served by them will be represented.
Mr. Lalime also brings a comprehensive perspective on healthcare to the Board through his experience as an independent pharmacist, his work in hospital finance and operations and his knowledge in building the not-for-profit insurance company HealthyCT.
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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
2.23.20 Patch — Dr. Cayabyab Joins Waterbury’s Leading Health Care Center
2.22.20 The Charger Bulletin — NAACP Presents: A Black History Month Event, Discrimination in the Health Care Industry
2.28.20 CT NewsJunkie — Lamont: State DPH Now Equipped to Test for Coronavirus
2.26.20 New Haven Independent — Social Services Chief’s Appointment Advances
2.26.20 HHS — HHS Awards $117 Million to End the HIV Epidemic in the United States
2.25.20 CT Mirror — Blumenthal, Murphy say Trump response to coronavirus ‘too little, too late’