Date: June 9, 2022
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces National Competition to Spark Innovation that Will Improve Patient Access to Primary Care
Today, HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the launch of Building Bridges to Better Health: A Primary Health Care Challenge, a national competition with a total of $1 million in cash prizes to encourage innovation through technical assistance to health centers.
Competition participants will accelerate the development of low-cost, scalable solutions to help HRSA-supported community health centers improve patient access to primary care and strengthen the link between health care and social services. It is part of an ongoing effort of the Biden-Harris Administration to address social determinants of health and advance health equity. Read the press release.
The competition is open to broad public participation, including individuals, groups, health care organizations, and other entities. Phase 1 (concept design) will include initial awards totaling $300,000 for up to 30 winners. Phase 1 submissions are due Tuesday, August 2.
Visit Challenge.gov for more information, including submission requirements, eligibility, deadlines, competition rules, judging criteria, prize amounts, how to submit a proposal, and how to register for a webinar for potential participants.