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California Connected Care Accelerator Initiative

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California Health Care Foundation, Center for Care Innovations
Jun 19, 2020

The Connected Care Accelerator Initiative provides grants to support organizations in California in expanding and improving telehealth in safety net organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The initiative has 2 separate tracks:

  • Infrastructure and Spread track: Grants for safety net practices to expand and improve virtual care. Support will be tailored to achieve geographic diversity with a focus on safety net providers whose patients are predominantly covered by Medi-Cal, uninsured, and communities of color. The goal of this track is to support early implementation and build the necessary infrastructure to provide virtual care.
  • Innovation Learning Collaborative track: Grants and technical assistance for safety net practices where the majority of their patients are covered by Medi-Cal and uninsured. This track is designed for organizations further along in their implementation of virtual care approaches and have a committed team to test, learn, and share best practices.

Eligible organizations include:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and FQHC look-alikes
  • Community clinics, rural health clinics, and free clinics
  • Ambulatory care clinics owned and operated by public hospitals
  • Indian Health Service clinics
  • Independent provider care practices

Additional eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Infrastructure and Spread track: Up to 30 grants in the amount of $50,000

Innovation Learning Collaborative track: Up to 20 grants in the amount of $100,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Applications should be submitted using the online form.

Tagged as
Federally Qualified Health Centers · Healthcare facilities · Infectious diseases · Rural Health Clinics · Telehealth · California

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