Weekly News - July 9, 2018

THIS WEEK! Join Us at the Southington House Party!

We're counting down the minutes to the Alliance House Party Fundraising Event on Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m. in Southington! Will we see you there? There's still time to RSVP. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the door. Invite a friend! If you can't attend, but would like to support the Alliance's efforts to stand for Connecticut's young children, you can click HERE.

EPSDT Education for Providers and Advocates Webinar

Please consider joining a joint webinar hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Georgetown Center for Children and Families designed to provide detailed information to the child health community about Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, the comprehensive and guaranteed benefit for all children enrolled in the Medicaid program. This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Despite its longevity as a foundational element of Medicaid, EPSDT's full breadth and depth is often misunderstood. This webinar will identify EPSDT’s history and structure, discuss the role of the federal government and states in the provision of the benefit, and provide examples of services guaranteed to children in Medicaid.

The webinar is Wednesday, July 18, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., EST. To register, click HERE

"Choose Wonder:" One-Day Early Childhood Conference 

A professional development opportunity is available through a one-day conference, hosted by the Gessell Institute. "Choose Wonder" will include workshops and keynote speaker Dr. Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek, author of "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children."  The conference is July 20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Yale School of Medicine's Donald J. Cohen Auditorium, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven. For more information or to register for the conference, click HERE.

Support for the Alliance comes from of our members and our funders: The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, Connecticut Health Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation, Children's Fund of Connecticut, CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of CT Council of Philanthropy; The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; Community Foundation of Greater New Britain; Community Foundation of Greater New Haven; and The Fund for Greater Hartford.