Riverstone Clinic, Lane County, OR, 2011

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities are announced in our monthly e-newsletter.
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Announced in April 2014

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and to support them in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive approach that uses evidence-based quality improvement strategies, such as practice facilitation, designed to improve the capacity of primary care practices to implement new PCOR evidence into the delivery of care. Applicants must work with primary care practices to utilize PCOR findings to improve the percentage of patients successfully managing blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and who are receiving advice and support from health care professionals about taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and to quit smoking. Applications must also rigorously evaluate their initiatives and contribute to an overarching evaluation. Application due date: June 3, 2014 For full Application information go here.

Announced in March 2014

HRSA Service Area Competitions

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Cambia Health Foundation

NWRPCA is happy to highlight a partner and funder that has supported the work of NWRPCA. Cambia Health Foundation is committed to supporting safety net providers, to help ensure everyone has access to high-quality affordable care. Safety net providers are organizations or entities that have a high proportion of consumers covered by Medicaid, other low-income supporting programs and/or the uninsured. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, community health centers, primary care components of county or publically supported hospitals, rural health centers and community funded safety net clinics. Cambia funds organizations in Washington, Alaska and Oregon.

The three areas of focus that Cambia supports are Sojourn, Transforming Health Care and Children’s Health. Deadline for LOI is May 2, 2014. For information go to their website.

Announced in February 2014

FY14 Mental Health Service Expansion - Behavioral Health Integration (BHI)

This funding opportunity is intended to expand the delivery of mental health services through the existing network of 330-funded health centers (excluding health centers newly funded in FY13 and FY14). BPHC is expected to award $50 million through approximately 200 grants. Successful applicants will demonstrate BHI through the use of evidence-based screening, increased staffing for behavioral health treatment, and the use of team-based care to support services. The initial portion of the application is due March 3, 2014, so start planning now. A link to the full funding announcement is available here.

Affordable Care Act Patient Centered Medical Home: Facility Improvements (P-FI) Grant Program

Subject to the availability of funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 through competitive one-time capital development awards to existing health centers receiving operational awards under the Health Center Program (section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS), 42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended) for a two-year project period. This announcement is available for existing Health Center Program grantees to address facility modifications needed to improve or enhance a health centers capacity to deliver care using the PCMH model. Applicants for the 2014 P-FI funding will address PCMH-related capital needs at an existing facility (i.e., an active service delivery site listed within the health centers Form 5B) for the following project types: Alteration/renovation (AandR):Project types include work required to modernize, improve, and/or reconfigure the interior arrangements of an existing facility. A link to the full funding announcement is available here.Closing Date: March 14, 2014

(FoA)Targeting Community Health Centers that receive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Funding

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the capacity and readiness of funded demonstration sites to adapt and re-align their workforce systems to improve the provision of quality care to people living with HIV (PLWH). This announcement provides an opportunity for eligible organizations to assess their workforce capacity issues and propose innovative strategies to increase access to well trained, qualified, and diverse HIV care providers to improve integration of HIV care into primary care and community healthcare settings. Funding will be provided to promote the design, implementation, and evaluation of system-level changes in staffing structures that improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.

Eligible demonstration site applicants must be public or private non-profit organizations that receive funding under Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. This includes Community Health Centers (CHCs) receiving support under Section 330 of the PHS act; Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as described in Title XIX, Section 1905 of the Social Security Act, faith-based and community-based organizations, and/or Indian Tribes or tribal organizations. For more information go here. Deadline for application: March 10, 2014.

Announced in January 2014

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region:
Technology Improvement Grant

To enhance the capacity of a library or community organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software. Up to $10,000. For more information click here.
Submit Intent to Apply By: February 13, 2014. Application Deadline: March 6, 2014.

FY2014 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Opportunity

This program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed or seeking employment at approved sites. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in exchange for two-years of service if they practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of 14 and above (Tier I). Awardees can also receive up to $30,000 in exchange for two-years of service if they practice in a HPSA of 13 and below. Click here for more information. The competitive application cycle will close on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 pm, ET.

Announced in November 2013

Rural Health Network Development & Planning Program

This grant program (HRSA-14-043) aims to assist in the planning and development of an integrated healthcare network by bringing together key parts of a rural health care delivery system to work together to establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care.To be eligible, the lead applicant organization must be a rural non-profit or rural public entity that represents a consortium/network of three or more health care providers. Application closing date: January 16, 2014.
Click here for more information.