Grants, financial support, and program partnerships bring improvements to community health in Connecticut.
To access resources designed to improve care and outcomes, please contact Amy Urban.
State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to existing and potential health centers in their states and regions.
As Connecticut’s PCA, CHC/ACT helps increase access to comprehensive primary care, foster a workforce to address current and emerging needs, enhance emergency preparedness and response, and advance clinical quality and performance.
CHC/ACT convenes numerous workgroups comprising health center staff and experts, to collaborate and share best practices, towards better health for all.
Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) support health centers in leveraging health information technology (IT) and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in:
- Clinical quality
- Patient-centered care
- Provider and staff well-being
CHC/ACT’s HCCN brings together 13 FQHCs for a powerful, impactful network of experts improving health care quality and outcomes.
Coordinated HIV Services and Access to Research for Women, Infants, Children, and Youth (RWHAP Part D WICY)
CHC/ACT’s RWHAP Part D WICY program provides family-centered health care services in an outpatient or ambulatory care setting for low income WICY with or impacted by HIV.
Through funding from the State Department of Social Services, CHC/ACT helps fund outreach/enrollment efforts for Medicaid, CoveredCT, and Access Health CT. CHC/ACT also works with outreach workers at Connecticut’s health centers to ensure they are certified to conduct enrollment, share outreach/enrollment best practices, troubleshoot individual cases, identify and work to resolve systemic issues, and act as a liaison with relevant state agencies.
CHC/ACT employs two Community Health Workers through this program to travel to health centers and community events to assist in outreach, education and enrollment in the CoveredCT program.
As part of the Navigator Program, CHC/ACT works to help Access Health CT engage, educate, inform, and enroll individuals in Access Health CT insurance plans in target communities throughout Connecticut. CHC/ACT specifically focuses on minority communities that experience significant health disparities and higher uninsured rates.
CHC/ACT works with its member health centers to help them collect granular-level race, ethnicity, and language data from their patients and to use the data to identify and address health disparities in their communities.