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Arkansas Clinical Transformation Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Arkansas Department of Health
Deadlines
May 5, 2022
Contact

Tammy Coney
501.280.4743
tammy.coney@arkansas.gov

Purpose

The Arkansas Clinical Transformation (ACT) Program provides training, technical assistance, and funding to help primary care clinics in Arkansas improve chronic disease management.

Participants will receive:

  • Intensive Training:
    • Clinic redesign strategies
    • Interdisciplinary team-based care proficiencies
    • Evolving quality improvement (QI) techniques
    • Risk stratification
    • High-risk patient management
    • Performance measurement
    • Improve clinical quality metrics
    • Population health management through use of EHR and health information technology (HIT)
    • Learn about referrals to Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP), Diabetes Self-Management and Education Support (DSMES), and tobacco cessation programs within clinic service areas
  • Provider and Clinic Team Improvement:
    • Improve chronic disease patient outcomes within ambulatory care settings
    • Participation in Arkansas's chronic disease reporting to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and moving the needle for statewide chronic disease outcomes
    • Enhance provider-patient interactions
    • CE/CME credits
    • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities
    • Availability of sub-grant funds to offset out-of-office costs for training time
    • Preparation for NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certification
    • Technical assistance
    • ADH recognition certificate for ACT participation and improved performance

Program structure:

  1. Intensive Program Phase consisting of 5 learning sessions, monthly conference calls or webinars in months when learning sessions are not held, and quarterly performance data submissions from July 2022 - June 2023
  2. Enhanced Program Phase consisting of one annual advanced learning session and quarterly performance data submissions annually for continuing participants subject to state contractual rules and regulation
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Primary care practices affiliated with a hospital, health system, or practice network
  • Independent primary care practices, including family internal medicine or specialty practices that serve as primary care centers for patients
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Community Health Centers
Geographic coverage
Arkansas
Amount of funding

$20,000 for the 12 month Intensive Program Phase

$5,000 annually for continuing participants in the Enhanced Program Phase

Application process

Links to application instructions and the application packet are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to Tammy Coney.

Tagged as
Cardiovascular disease · Chronic disease management · Clinics · Diabetes · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Medical homes · Primary care · Rural Health Clinics · Arkansas

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