May 30, 2023
Rural Health and Prosperity Grants 101 Workshop
HRSA IEA Region 7 in Collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting the Rural Health and Prosperity Grants 101 Workshop in Dodge City, Kansas. This workshop is offered in-person only; there will not be a virtual option. Attendees will hear from the participating agency’s program specialists as they discuss grant opportunities to support your community or organization, as well as discussions on application tips.
Topics at a Glance:
- Federal Grant Application Process
- Federal and State Funding Opportunities
- Important Tips for Writing a Strong Application and Applying for Funding
- Technical Assistance and Resources
- Working with Foundations
- Breakout sessions on day 2 to talk through example projects and application programs
Who Should Attend:
- Health and Social Services Providers
- Community and Economic Developers
- City Commissioners
- City and County Staff
- Faith-based and Community Leaders
- School Board Members
- Workforce Development Boards
- Community Colleges
- University Staff
For more information contact Kerri Falletti at (785) 207-5206 or email@example.com
Date: July 11-12
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm CT, registration check-in begins at 8:30 am.
Location: Depot Building | 201 E Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS
May 30, 2023
OMH Announces New Funding Opportunity: MP-CPI-004 – Health Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is seeking applications for projects funded under the Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative (COPHI), MP-CPI-23-004 to develop innovative models for integrating community-based maternal support services (COMSS) into perinatal systems of care.
OMH will award up to $10,000,000 to support up to 10 awards, ranging from $975,000 to $1,250,000 annually for a project period of up to four years with the possibility of an optional competitive fifth year for transition to sustainability.
COMSS are social and supportive services that address social determinants of health (SDOH), such as health literacy; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education; cultural and linguistic diversity; exposure to trauma; housing, food, and transportation.
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Independent school districts
- State governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- County governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held on June 1 at 3:00 pm ET.
Register for webinar
May 30, 2023
$11 Million to Improve Health Outcomes Through the Healthy Start Initiative –Enhanced – HRSA-23-130
The purpose of Healthy Start Enhanced (HSE) is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reduce the racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes.
The program uses two approaches:
- Providing direct and enabling services (screening and referrals, care coordination, parenting education, etc.) to HSE participants
- Establishing Community Consortia (formerly known as Community Actions Networks [CANs] made up of diverse multi-sector partners that advise and inform HSE activities.
Community Consortia develop and implement action plans to address the unique social determinants of health (SDOH) contributing to differences in birth outcomes within the project area.
HSE sites will participate in learning communities, facilitated by the Healthy Start Technical Assistance and Support Center, on SDOH topics such as housing, food insecurity, and transportation.
Who the HSE serves:
- People of reproductive age
- Pregnant women
- Children up to 18 months old who live in areas with high rates of infant mortality and other adverse perinatal health outcomes.
HSE project areas are expected to be communities experiencing rates of infant mortality, low birth weight or preterm birth that are 1.5X the national average or greater and that do not already have access to Health Start Services.
- Up to $11,000,000 for 10 awards
- Five-year period of performance
- September 30, 2023 – September 29, 2028
- Any domestic public or private entity
- Domestic faith-based and community based organizations
- Tribes and tribal organizations
NOTE: Recipients of Health Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (HRSA-19-049) are eligible to apply for this grant. However, you must propose a new project area.
Applications are due by July 17, 2023
May 30, 2023
Funding Opportunity – HRSA-23-121 – Institute for Home Visiting Workforce Development and Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-Based Case Management.
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for pregnant people and parents with young children up to kindergarten entry. HRSA-23-121 announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Institute for Home Visiting Workforce Development and to establish and operate the Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-based Case Management.
The purpose of the Institute is to provide support for home visiting programs to expand, support, and retain a diverse and qualified workforce.
The Institute will:
- Assess workforce trends
- Research effective workforce support practices
- Provide technical assistance
- House the Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-Based Case Management
The Jackie Walorski Center for Evidence-Based Case Management will identify, evaluate, and disseminate case management tools, resources, and strategies to support the home visiting workforce.
The goals of this program are:
- Improve the quality of home visiting services
- Support home visitor professional development and well-being
- Reduce the costs and disruption associated wth frequent staff turnover and re-training
- Domestic or private non-profit entities
- Tribes and tribal organizations
Applications are due by July 14, 2023. HRSA suggests you submit your application to Grants.gov at least 3 calendar days before the deadline to allow for any unforeseen circumstances.
How to Apply
Still have questions – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30, 2023
Safety in Agriculture for Youth
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is a grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth. For the funding period of 2021-2025, the SAY Project now consists of three funded projects that each focus on a different aspect of youth farm safety.
Click here to view Farm Youth Safety Video
May 30, 2023
Apply Now for One Year of Virtual and On-Site Technical Assistance
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 cohort of the Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP). RHPTP guides small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics as they prepare for participation in alternative payment and care delivery models.
In 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), set the goal of transitioning all Medicare beneficiaries and a majority of Medicaid beneficiaries into a value-based care (VBC) model.
The shift from a traditional fee-for-service model focused on volume to a VBC model focused on patient health outcomes leads to prevention-based services, increased patient engagement and satisfaction, reduced effects and incidence of chronic disease, improved quality of care, and lower costs for both patients and payers.
RHPTP provides direct support to five small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics annually, to help them strengthen their organization’s understanding of VBC and learn strategies they can use to be effective participants in a health care system focused on value.
Small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics selected to participate in RHPTP receive one year of focused technical assistance (TA) that’s designed to strengthen their organization’s understanding of the key elements of value-based care. Project focus areas include quality, efficiency, patient experience, and safety. Five applicants are selected each year to receive RHPTP’s virtual and on-site TA.
- Hospitals must meet all three eligibility requirements listed below:
- Eligible small rural hospital is defined as a non-federal, short-term general acute care hospital that:
- Is located in a rural area and defined in 42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d) and
- Has 49 available beds or less, as reported on the hospital’s most recently filed Medicare Cost Report
- “Rural area” is defined as either:
- Located outside of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
- Located within a rural census tract of a MSA, as determined under the Goldsmith Modification or the Rural Urban Commuting Areas, OR
- Is being treated as if being located in a rural area pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(8)(E)
- Eligible hospitals may be for-profit or not-for-profit, including faith-based. Hospitals in U.S. territories as well as tribally operated hospitals under Titles I and V of P.L. 93-638 are eligible to the extent that such hospitals meet the above criteria
Applicant organizations must:
- not be a current participant in an advanced alternative payment model (APM)
- be financially stable
- be interested in and motivated to becoming part of an APM
- If a small rural hospital, be meeting the quality data reporting requirements of inpatient Quality Reporting, Outpatient Quality Reporting or the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project
- not be a current participant in Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Project, the Vulnerable Rural Hospital Project, the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project, or any other program that is duplicative in services
Additional details regarding the RHPTP application process, scoring, and selection process can be found in the 2023-2024 Application Interview and Process Guide.
May 30, 2023
Join OneLab TEST Today
Your agency or organization is invited to join OneLab TEST (Timely Education and Support of Testers). OneLab TEST is a new collaborative network developed to strengthen connections between the testing community and CDC to support the ever-increasing need to expand access to diagnostic testing.
OneLab TEST seeks to —
- Connect the testing community and exchange lessons learned
- Train the testing community with free educational resources
- Empower testers to train and learn from one another in a community of practice
OneLab TEST provides support and resources to a variety of professionals and volunteers who perform testing at non-laboratory settings, such as:
- Physician offices
- Workplace testing sites
- Local Health Departments
- Long-term care and assisted living facilities
- Detention facilities
- Drive-through testing sites
Benefits of joining OneLab TEST:
- Community of Practice
- Join a diverse interconnected community of testers
- Network with testing peers and experts
- Training Resources
- Access FREE online courses, resources, and job aids
OneLab TEST Featured Training – helps ensure that testing personnel have the basic training necessary to safely and accurately perform patient testing waived under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.
View Course Overview Here
Here’s how to join:
- Create a new OneLab REACHTM account
- Select Opt-in to OneLab TEST on the first registration screen
- Click Create Account
- Complete the registration process and demographic survey
Questions? Email OneLabTEST@cdc.gov.
Visit this page for more information about OneLab TEST.
May 25, 2023
More about RMOMS Funding Opportunity
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce that the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program (RMOMS) is now open on grants.gov (announcement number: HRSA-23-049) and accepting applications through July 7, 2023. A total of $2 million is anticipated to fund up to two health networks in this cooperative agreement program.
The purpose of the RMOMS program is to preserve access to and continuity of maternal and obstetrics care in rural communities that address the following RMOMS Focus Areas: 1) Rural Hospital Obstetric Service Aggregation; 2) Approaches to Risk Appropriate Care; and 3) Financial Sustainability.
This year the RMOMS program is providing funding priority for areas with the highest maternity care health professional target area (MCTA) score.
The goals of the RMOMS program are to:
- Identify and implement evidence-based and sustainable delivery models for the provision of maternal and obstetrics care in rural hospitals and communities
- Enhance and preserve access to maternal and obstetric services in rural hospitals that includes developing an approach to aggregate, coordinate, and sustain the delivery and access of preconception, prenatal, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum services among hospitals within a rural region
- Provide training for professionals in health care settings that do not have specialty maternity care
- Collaborate with academic institutions that can provide regional expertise and help identify barriers to providing maternal health care, including strategies for addressing such barriers
- Assess and address disparities in infant and maternal health outcomes, including among rural racial and ethnic minority populations and underserved populations.
Eligibility for the program requires that the applicant organization must be part of a group of entities that are either an established or a formal network, which may need to be expanded to meet this program’s network definition.
The applicant must have a network composition that includes:
- at least three rural hospitals or Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
- at least one academic or tertiary institution that can provide regional expertise and help identify barriers to providing maternal health care, including strategies for addressing such barriers
- the state Medicaid agency
Eligible applicants may request up to $1M each year in the program’s 4-year period of performance September 30, 2023 through September 29, 2027.
A live technical assistance webinar is scheduled for May 31, 2023 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET to assist applicants in preparing their applications. The webinar will be recorded and playback information can be accessed at the RMOMS webpage.
Call-In Number: 1-833-568-8864
Meeting ID: 160 363 0214
All application materials will be available on grants.gov and must be submitted electronically under the funding announcement on the grants.gov website. For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact: RMOMS@hrsa.gov
May 25, 2023
NRHA Webinar – Ready or Not, Here They Come: New Graduate Nurse Practice Readiness
Join the National Rural Health Administration (NRHA) for an engaging webinar where expert Nicole Weathers, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Program Manager for the University of Iowa College of Nursing – Online Nurse Residency Program, will provide practical recommendations on the challenges that nursing professionals face in transitioning new graduate nurses from school to the clinical environment, particularly in rural healthcare organizations. We will explore the latest research on the transition to practice experience of new graduate nurses, identify the factors that influence practice readiness, and offer insights to enhance preparation programs and support new nurses in meeting the demands of the constantly evolving healthcare landscape.
When: May 31, 2 – 3 p.m. CDT
May 25, 2023
New Site Application Spanish and English Q&A Session
Does your health care facility provide outpatient, comprehensive primary health care services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas? Learn how the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) can help you recruit, hire, and retain clinicians by learning about the benefits of being an NHSC-approve site.
The NHSC New Site application is open now through June 22 at 11:59 p.n. ET.
Learn how to apply and review the eligibility requirements and resources.
Still have questions? Join the upcoming Q & A Session, May 25, 12 – 1:30 p.m., where bilingual staff members will be available to answer your questions.
Watch the 2023 NHSC New Site Application Webinar Recording