Funding Alert: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

16 Oct 2017 3:24 PM | Mary Reuter (Administrator)

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program – December 6.  Up to 25 rural public and nonprofit entities forming a consortium of three or more organizations will be awarded total funding of $5 million/year to expand health care services into underserved areas.   This unique program administered by FORHP allows communities to determine their most pressing health need and the best approach for addressing them. Applicants may apply for the traditional Outreach Program track addressing a health need specific to their community, or they may apply to a newly created track,  the Health Improvement Special Project (HISP) focusing on cardiovascular disease risk. HISP applicants will be required to meet certain requisites as outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and, if awarded, will utilize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Heart Age Calculator to assess cardiovascular disease risk and track the same subset of individuals in their community throughout the 3-year project period. You can learn more about the work of our Outreach Program grantees on the Rural Health Information Hub, which includes videos of current and past work.  FORHP will host a live technical assistance webinar on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET to review the NOFO guidance.  For more information, please contact Meriam Mikre at mmikre@hrsa.gov.

Idaho Rural Health Association * PO Box 2012 * Eagle, Idaho 83616 * idahorha@gmail.com

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