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Many programs receive an early investment in funding through a grant or other means to begin care coordination activities. It is critical to identify financial models and other funding sources that can support the program beyond the initial startup months or years.

Examples of entities that have funded rural programs are available in the Rural Community Health Toolkit (see Funders of Rural Programs).

Funding programs available to rural communities working on care coordination are available through RHIhub Funding by Topic: Care coordination.

Additional examples of entities that have funded care coordination programs are listed below.

Federal Agencies

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – The USDA's Rural Development grants and loans can be used to support the acquisition of health IT infrastructure.

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) – HRSA funds different types of care coordination programs through the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – SAMHSA awards grants for care coordination, with a focus on HIT to improve the capacity of substance abuse treatment.

Foundations and Non-Governmental Organizations

The Commonwealth Fund – Care coordination is a priority grant making area, among other topics in healthcare delivery.

The Kresge Foundation – The Kresge Foundation funded care coordination programs, such as a family-centered care coordination program for Latino populations in Minnesota and a public-private partnership to coordinate health and social service delivery in Detroit.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has supported care coordination programs in support of children, families, and communities.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – PCORI funds care coordination research; “improving healthcare systems” is part of their National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda.