The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Inc. (CHCACT) will have 23 AmeriCorps members who will serve through its Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) AmeriCorps program to expand access to primary care and preventative health care for communities in Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Norwich, Torrington, and Waterbury. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing the understanding of health insurance literacy of 2,535 unduplicated individuals and changing the attitude of 10,357 unduplicated individuals to feel better equipped to navigate the health care system through health education. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 115 non-AmeriCorps volunteers who will be engaged in service projects that will support efforts to improve health outcomes in the community. CHCACT, a statewide association of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), exists to enable Connecticut's FQHCs to provide access to the highest quality health care and social services to Connecticut's underserved populations. CHCACT was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation in 1989 and has 27 years of experience administering grants and contracts to implement a wide range of grant-funded programs that provide training, technical assistance, and support to Connecticut's FQHCs.
Maya Severson, Workforce Development Program Manager
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Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Inc. (CHCACT), 1484 Highland Ave., Suite 2, Cheshire, CT 06410