THE FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH (FCH)
We are a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish our mission, we make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.
FCH PROGRAM AREAS:
2016 RURAL HEALTH MEDICAL STUDENT IMMERSION PROGRAM:
Click on the image at left to read the article highlighting the Rural Health Medical Student Immersion Program
FCH 2016 MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENT:
Our annual FCH Medical Education event was held on May 25th, 2016. This year’s topic was “The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Crisis and an Opportunity,” with Patrick G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine & Chief of General Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University, and Samuel M. Silverman, MD, FAPA, DFASAM, Assistant Clinical Professor, UConn Medical School & Director of Medical Education, Program Director ABAM Fellowship, Rushford Center. Please see their presentations below:
FCH 2016 MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENT RELEVANT INFORMATION:
“The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Crisis and an Opportunity”
Resource Guide provided by the Litchfield County Opiate Task Force:
Northwest Connecticut Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resource Guide
Annals of Internal Medicine Article:
Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose Associated with Repeated Overdose - A Cohort Study
State Representative Roberta Willis’ ENewsletter regarding legislation to combat the State’s heroin crisis
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s ENewsletter regarding the heroin and opioid overdose epidemic
“Chasing Heroin,” A Frontline Special
The Gerontological Society of America’s online publication “Addressing the Societal Burden of Opioid Misuse: Focus on a Balanced Approach to Older Adults with Chronic Pain”
FCH IN THE NEWS:
Click on the image at left of FCH CEO, Nancy Heaton, to read the article welcoming her to Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence advisory board.
“... The foundation also welcomes two new members to the CNE advisory board: Nancy Heaton, executive director of the Foundation for Community Health in Sharon, Conn., and ...”
Click on the image at left of FCH Director of Communications and Special Programs, Gertrude O’Sullivan, to read the article highlighting her impact on the North East Community Center.
“The story of NECC is the story of people who have a passion to help others and who won’t take no for an answer ...”
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RESOURCES FOR LOCAL SERVICES:
2-1-1 is a one-stop connection to local services in CT, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. It can be accessed on the web at 211ct.org or by dialing the toll-free number 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with multilingual assistance and TDD access. 2-1-1 is supported by the State of Connecticut and Connecticut United Ways.
Community Resources in the Northwest Corner of CT
Click the Northwest CARES Help Book logo:This resource guide provides information that will help you choose more effectively from the services available in our area. The guide was developed by NW CARES, a coalition of agencies in Canaan, Falls Village, Lakeville/Salisbury, Norfolk, Sharon, Cornwall, Kent and Warren.
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