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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Healthcare quality

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

North Carolina Rural Health Centers Program - Medical Access Plan, Innovation and Planning and Implementation Grants
Provides funding for state-designated rural health centers in North Carolina to provide access to high quality, cost-effective primary medical care for underserved communities in the state.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2018
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreements
Funding to strengthen the infrastructure of tribal public health systems by strengthening leadership and workforce, improving access to tribal-specific data, adapting evidence-informed programs, and improving policies and practices to increase sustainability.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 24, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Health Care Awards of Excellence
Recognizes board members, clinicians, administrators, and public officials that exemplify excellence in community healthcare and contribute to the health center mission.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2018
Sponsor: National Association of Community Health Centers
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program
Funding for doctoral and medical students at Michigan universities who research healthcare topics, including demonstration and evaluation projects and pilot programs that are aimed at improving healthcare within the state.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Awards funding to one organization to provide technical assistance to beneficiaries of FORHP quality initiatives, such as grantees, Critical Access Hospitals, and other rural providers, including: data collection and analysis; understanding measure specifications; benchmarking and target-setting; developing and implementing efficient and effective improvement strategies; and tracking the outcomes of quality improvement efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Missouri Aim for Excellence Award
Recognizes hospitals in Missouri for their accomplishments, innovations, and outcomes for projects that address at least one of the three Triple Aim principles, which are population, quality, and cost/value.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Sponsor: Missouri Hospital Association
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, and include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Available in 13 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2018
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality