Approximately 100 early child professionals, funders and policymakers gathered at the Starting Early / Starting Now: Designing Policy for the Best Start in Life for Connecticut's Children working summit on November 5th in West Hartford. The summit was designed to spark ideas and strategies for translating research on early childhood experiences and infant attachment into effective policy solutions, and demonstrates the importance of cross-sector collaboration for achieving solutions to challenges in our communities.
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WELLESLEY, MA -- Physician practices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire will receive grant funding this year from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quality Grants Program. Harvard Pilgrim’s 19th annual grant program will fund 11 initiatives up to $100,000 with each designed to improve care delivery and reduce costs within a variety of care delivery models.
HARTFORD, CT -- Thanks to an $80,000 grant funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) has been able to support the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Comprehensive Education and Needs Training (NASCENT) project. This project was created to educate clinicians about their role in decreasing opioid misuse, thus reducing the number of individuals exposed to opioids in the first place – a critical public health concern.
HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut Heath Foundation awards $260,000 in grants to seven organizations during the first quarter of the year.
Hartford, CT — CHEFA (Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority) today announced a $250,000 one-year grant awarded to United Way of Connecticut to increase resources and training to fight opioid abuse and overdose in Connecticut. The grant, called “Funding the 2-1-1 Opioid Enhanced Information and Referral Initiative,” provides funding for improved access to information and resources for opioid treatment and addiction services available in Connecticut.
MANSFIELD, CT -- The Natchaug Hospital’s Care Plus New London site and the city’s first responders will have better access to a kit that can help save the lives of opioid overdose victims due to funding from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.