Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services

Announcement Number:
HRSA-16-057

Bureau/Office:
Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Date(s) to Apply:
11/03/2015 to 01/04/2016

Estimated Award Date:
03/01/2016


What is the program?

This announcement solicits applications for Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services.  The purpose of this project is to improve adult women’s health across the lifespan by engaging a coalition of health professional organizations to recommend updates to the HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. Under Section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,[1] P.L. 111-148 (42 U.S.C. 300gg-13)[2],  non-grandfathered group health plans and non-grandfathered group and individual health insurance coverage must include coverage, without cost sharing, for the preventive services identified in that section, including those provided for in the HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. The specific aims of the project are to: 1)     Establish a process for developing and regularly recommending updates to the guidelines for women’s preventive services; 2)      Obtain participation by health professional organizations on developing recommended guidelines for women’s preventive services; 3)     Review and synthesize existing guidelines and new scientific evidence for women’s preventive services; 4)     Develop recommended  guidelines for women’s preventive services; 5)     Disseminate HRSA-supported comprehensive guidelines for use in clinical practice. Support of HRSA Strategic Goals The following HRSA Strategic Goals are supported by the Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Health Services[3]: Goal I:  Improve Access to Quality Care and Services ·        Strengthen health systems to support the delivery of quality health services. ·        Promote innovative and cost efficient approaches to improve health. Goal II:  Strengthen the Health Workforce ·        Ensure the health workforce is trained to provide high quality care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Goal III:  Build Healthy Communities ·        Lead and collaborate with others to help communities strengthen resources that improve health for the population. ·        Strengthen the focus on illness prevention and health promotion across populations and communities.                 Goal IV: Improve Health Equity ·         Reduce disparities in quality of care across populations and communities. ·         Monitor, identify and advance evidence-based and promising practices to achieve health equity. [1] See http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/. [2] See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/html/PLAW-111publ148.htm. [3] See http://www.hrsa.gov/about/strategicplan.html.


Are you eligible?

As cited in 42 CFR 51a.3 (a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply for Federal funding under this Part.  Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply for these grants.

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Contact Us

Kimberly Sherman

wellwomancare@hrsa.gov

Phone: (301) 443-8283

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