Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program (SHCPQI)
The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program supports three years of funding with an overall outcome to demonstrate an improvement in health status and to show a reduction in emergency department visits due to chronic disease. This funding opportunity supports quality improvement programs that will focus on patients with the highest health care utilization due to chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Organizations participating in the program will align their quality improvement programs with the goals of delivery system reform as previously described. Organizations will identify a patient population to track over the three-year project period, implement an evidence-based quality improvement model to provide a framework for improving care delivery, and use health information technology (HIT) to collect, report, and utilize information on cost and quality.
Although it is not a requirement, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is strongly encouraging applicants to form a consortium or network for this program.
Eligible applicants must be rural public or rural nonprofit private health care provider or provider of health care services. Examples of eligible organizations include Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), or another rural provider or network of small rural providers.
Applicants must not previously have received a grant under subsection for the same or similar project.
Total Funds Available: $4,150,000 annually
Estimated Number of Awards: up to 21
Award Ceiling: Up to $200,000 per year
Links to the application and full announcement are available through grants.gov.
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