June 1, 2021
Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Program:
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making grant awards to all eligible RHCs that apply and have a complete and acceptable application through the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program to expand the response to COVID-19 in rural communities. RHCs may use this grant funding to increase vaccine confidence, improve health care in rural areas, and reinforce key messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Interested RHCs should review the Notice of Funding Opportunity and start the process to register to apply for a HRSA grant.
FORHP will hold a webinar for applicants on the following days:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET. Zoom Link: https://hrsa-gov.zoomgov.com/j/1604108840 Dial-in: 833 568 8864 Webinar ID: 160 410 8840
A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.
For questions about the program, email RHCVaxConfidence@hrsa.gov.
View on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333783
Telehealth Technology- Enable Learning Program:
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) published a new Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program (TTELP) will support up to 9 public or private, non-profit or for-profit, entities to connect specialists at academic medical centers with primary care providers in rural areas to improve patient care in their communities. More specifically, address unmet needs for their target population which could include populations who have historically suffered from poorer health outcomes, health disparities and other inequities. HRSA expects to invest approximately $4.275 million for this program that aims to improve the quality of rural health care through an evidence-based approach to primary care that has proven effective in rural areas. Objectives for this five-year program include improved health outcomes, better engagement of patients and their caregivers, and continuous improvement to focus areas such as infectious diseases, or HIV/AIDs, behavioral health, substance use disorder (including opioid use disorder), prenatal care, maternal care, and those recovering from COVID-19 and facing longer-term health care challenges. Recipients are also encouraged to implement quality improvement activities that measure value by outcomes.
View on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333185