Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

HRSA-18-069 | Maternal & Child Health Bureau

Application Accepted: 11/07/2017 to 01/16/2018

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2018

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Program Description:

This notice solicits applications for Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. The purpose of this program is to improve health and well-being for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families by addressing three core systems focus areas for CYSHCN—access to patient/family-centered medical home, transition of youth into the adult health care system, and adoption of health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings. This program will establish a national collaborative network of resource centers supporting state Title V programs, families of CYSHCN, child health professionals, and other stakeholders through the provision of technical assistance, training, education, partnership building, policy analysis, and research. Program Goal: The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the system of services for CYSHCN and their families by awarding three separate and distinct cooperative agreements. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to three recipients, who will collaborate to establish a national network of resource centers, with one center awarded for each of the following three focus areas: (1) Patient/family-centered medical home; (2) Transition of youth into the adult health care system; and (3) Health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings. The three recipients will coordinate efforts to achieve quality care, decrease health care costs, and improve experience of care for CYSHCN and their families. An applicant can apply and be awarded only one focus area. For specific information about applying for one focus area, see Section IV. Application and Submission Information, Project Abstract.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants include any public or private entities. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities. Applicants must be national in scope and have expertise in working with state Title V programs, including providing TA/T and education on a national scale in the identified focus area. Additionally, applicants must have past and ongoing partnerships with national organizations supporting CYSHCN and their families.

Contact Information

Sarah Beth McLellan

smclellan@hrsa.gov

Phone: (301)443-3272