2-1-1 Community Connection

September 2013

Message from Attendance Matters
Richard Porth

United Way of Connecticut
Attendance Works

One in ten children in the U.S. miss 10 percent of the school year. That's why September has been designated as Attendance Awareness month by Attendance Works, a partner and resource for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), that aims to make sure that all children learn to read well by the end of third grade. During September, many CT United Ways and their GLR partners are kicking-off efforts to improve attendance by building public awareness and providing practical tools that parents, students, teachers and others can use to help children get to school. To learn more, click here.

Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program
The State of Connecticut Office of Victim Services has launched the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program to provide immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and Sandy Hook Elementary School employees who suffered a mental or emotional impairment because of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crisis on December 14, 2012.  Applications must be submitted to OVS before June 30, 2014.  For details, call 2-1-1 o r click here.
Access Health CT Launches Toll-Free Call Center 
Access Health CT (AHCT) has launched its toll-free call center, providing consumers with a new and easy way to get information about health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Consumers can speak with a call center representative by dialing 1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am-3:00pm.  For further information, visit the website:




Flu Shot Clinic Locations
The HealthMap Vaccine Finder website informs Connecticut residents of clinics sponsored by pharmacies and other providers where they can get seasonal flu vaccination shots.  The website operates September 2013 through February 2014.  Please note that most immunization sites only give flu shots to adults ages 18+.  Some sites will take children; however, most children receive a flu shot from their pediatricians. For further information, call 2-1-1 or click here.


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