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:
FCH 2016 MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENT:
Our annual FCH Medical Education event will be held on May 25th, 2016. This year’s topic is “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. The lecture is CME approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click on the event flyer image at left for details. Seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by May 18th.
FCH 2016 MEDICAL EDUCATION EVENT RELEVANT INFORMATION:
“The Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Crisis and an Opportunity”
New England Journal of Medicine Articles:
Reducing the Risks of Relief - The CDC Opioid-Prescribing Guideline
Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction
Criticisms of the Brain Disease Model of Addiction & Counter-Arguments
Intensity of Chronic Pain - The Wrong Metric?
Preventing & Treating Narcotic Addiction - A Century of Federal Drug Control
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”
Resource List provided by the McCall Center for Behavioral Health:
Resource List for Adults, Children & Families
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 Connecticut Legislative Commission on Aging Logo at left to read the article announcing FCH CEO, Nancy Heaton’s reappointment to their board.
“Local resident Nancy Heaton, Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation for Community Health, has been reappointed to serve on the 21-volunteer member board of Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging by House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R.) ...”
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:
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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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