HARTFORD, CT -- On December 4, 2018, funders from across Connecticut came together to discuss an opportunity to create community-driven solutions to poor health, health inequity, and growing health care costs in Connecticut. The topic for the discussion was the Health Enhancement Community (HEC) Initiative. Access the meeting brief.
Six health foundations sponsored the Connecticut Health Care Survey (CTHCS), a study of Connecticut residents’ own views on their health and health care, shows that many in Connecticut have access to and receive consistent, high quality health care. However, much work remains to be done particularly as it relates to chronic disease prevalence among adults and children.
Connecticut-based health foundations came together several years ago to discuss the need for more data so that Connecticut could better track its progress on improving the health of its residents. The origin of this successful collaboration is described this article in the Views from the Field: Grantmakers in Health.
HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) announces 26 awards totaling $1,743,244 through two of its competitive grant programs. These awards will provide funding to nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut for a wide range of projects and programs.
Lynne Garner, president and CEO of the Donaghue Foundation and Jennie Riley of Rx Foundation, co-authored a blog post in Health Affairs' GrantWatch section about the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Survey.
WALLINGFORD, CT -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare has been awarded a $75,000 grant and plans to use the funds to help its patients who have breathing problems. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) provided the funding to the non-profit health system, which provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.