The Foundation for Community Health (FCH) understands our community's conerns about the recent announcement that the maternity services at Sharon Hospital are to be discontinued.statement_on_maternity_at_sharon_hospital.pdf
The Foundation for Community Health partnered with the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Berkshire Taconic Foundation and McCall Center for Behavioral Health to research and create this report. It is at once achingly heartbreaking and powerfully hopeful. The opioid epidemic impacts every single one of us - please take some time to read and process this information - and then take the steps suggested to help. Read the full report...
"For the second year in a row, the Foundation for Community Health has sponsored the program that brings young men and women to the area for a firsthand look at the benefits of working in rural locales." Click here to read the article
The 2017 FCH Medical Education Event took place on May 25th at the Interlaken Inn. This year's topic: "Trauma and the Brain: The Body Remembers." was presented by Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD. Click here to view the news article highlighting the 2017 FCH Medical Education Event
The second of Foundation for Community Health's series on cultivating solutions for our communities’ complicated rural health issues in partnership with our neighbors, local organizations and government is now available on transportation and the road to good health.
"Sharon Hospital is the central part of our region's healthcare delivery system," said FCH CEO Nancy Heaton. "With this transition back to not-for-profit status, we can once again work closely with the hospital and provide more services to the community." Click here to read the article
FCH's Director of Communications & Special Programs, Gertrude O'Sullivan, was one of the 2016 New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH) award recipients for "Outstanding Rural Health Program: Scrub Club Pathways to Health Careers." Click here to view the 2016 NYSARH Award List and click here to read: "Scrubs Club Leaders Honored for Healthcare Plans."
Click here to read an article about the FCH initiated Rural Health Medical Student Immersion Proram, written by participating student Yamini Chalikonda, as featured in The Touro College and University System News and Communications.
"In an attempt to showcase the quality-of-life features and perhaps entice some young doctors to consider settling here, a group of activists came up with a plan. Why not introduce medical students to the area and show them firsthand the benefits of living and working in a rural region?" Click here to read the article
"… 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 …"
“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 ...”