April 2016

Payment Reform

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The newly-established National Safety Net Advancement Center at Arizona State University—with funding from RWJF—is seeking proposals for grant-funded projects aimed at implementing replicable, high-impact solutions to payment and delivery reform barriers. The Center is also accepting applications for safety organizations interested in joining one or more virtual learning collaboratives on payment and delivery reform challenges. Applying organizations must fall within one of the following six safety net sectors:

  1. Federally Qualified Health Centers
  2. Community Mental Health Centers
  3. Public County Hospitals
  4. Tribal Health Centers
  5. Critical Access Hospitals
  6. Safety Net Oral Health Providers

For more information, please visit: http://safetynet.asu.edu/grant-funding/


Telehealth Network Grant Program

Deadline: April 8, 2016

This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The primary objective of the TNGP as noted in Section 330I(d)(1) is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities.  TNGP networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making.  Networks proposed for this award must consist of at least two of the entities listed in Section III.1.b below.  Applications are especially encouraged from networks that will demonstrate how telehealth can expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services through SBHCs, especially those which may also serve the broader community beyond normal school hours.   SBHCs can facilitate expanding access to key health services in schools in rural high poverty areas (https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/114th-congress/senate-report/74/1).

For more information, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=281424


Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)

Deadline: April 18, 2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program.  ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma.  These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families.  ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.  ACT funded grantees should serve minority and/or disadvantaged youth and their families who live in communities where they are exposed to chronic traumatic situations repeatedly over long periods of time such as violence (e.g., homicides, nonfatal assaults, school violence, and suicide), domestic violence, some forms of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, or recovery from disasters or other emotionally harmful experiences.

For more information, please visit: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=79


Maricopa County Special Health Care District Dental Coordination Services

Deadline: April 22, 2016

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

For more information, please visit: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail


New Rural: Innovations in Rural Health Award

Deadline: April 29, 2016

Approximately 62 million people — nearly one in five Americans — live in rural and frontier areas. Unique health challenges faced by these communities affect the quality of life of individuals, families and larger communities. This grant funds original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities. These don’t have to be finalized projects — submissions that highlight new ideas and emerging innovations are encouraged. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations, units of local and state government, and individuals across the U.S. Previous New Rural applicants may enter, as well as previous and current Trust grantees.

For more information, please visit: http://www.kbr.org/news/announcing-2016-innovations-rural-health-award?utm_campaign=hrsa&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#overlay-context=news/categories/news-updates