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Rural Healthcare Quality Funding & Opportunities

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AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award
Offers awards to American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living member facilities that display commitment to quality improvement principles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Sponsor: American Health Care Association
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: Feb 5, 2018
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)
Funding to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2018
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Tribal Health Research Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Accelerating Community-Centered Approaches in Health
Supports innovative population health programs and policies that work to improve health at the community level, including the use of new financial models to achieve cost effective solutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Kresge Foundation
Commonwealth Fund Health Grants
Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants Inactive
Offers funding to research the comparative effectiveness of innovative features of healthcare systems; such as use of innovative technology, deployment of personnel, incentives, and organizational policies; that affect quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 31, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18) Inactive
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects concerning the delivery of healthcare in inner-city and rural areas, including frontier areas. Priority research areas include quality, safety, cost, efficiency, and expansion of insurance coverage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2017
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants Inactive
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, but include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
AAMC Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service Inactive
An award recognizing medical programs that reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals Inactive
Grants to address healthcare workforce, innovative healthcare solutions, and healthcare to vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2016
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
E3 — Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare Inactive
Supports projects that focus on medication safety across the continuum of care from the hospital to home/ambulatory settings, managing diabetes and/or multiple chronic diseases, engaging patients and their families in their care, and finding innovative ways to effect long-term change.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 9, 2016
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Foundation
Rural Health Network Development Grant Program (RHND) Inactive
Grants for healthcare networks in rural areas to assist with increasing access to and improve the quality of healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 28, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) Support and Alignment Networks (SAN) 2.0 Inactive
Awards funding to support networks to provide technical assistance in order to leverage primary and specialist care transformation work and learning in the field. The focus will be on preparation of clinical practices for the accelerated adoption of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) on a large scale and at low cost before 2019.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 1, 2016
Application Deadline: Jul 11, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Inactive
Provides funding to improve the infrastructure and build the capacity of tribal public health systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 30, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Innovations in Rural Health Award Inactive
Award for original, innovative solutions to drive health improvement in rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2016
Sponsor: Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program (SHCPQI) Inactive
The purpose of this program is to provide support to rural primary care providers for planning and implementation of quality improvement activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Center Controlled Networks Inactive
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies. Also supports quality improvement measures designed to improve patient health outcomes and reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Maternal and Child Health Research Program (R40) Inactive
Supports translational and applied research that addresses maternal and child health research issues, such as how to improve public health systems and infrastructure, reduce health disparities, increase quality of care, and/or promote the health of MCH populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2015
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Inactive
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: Jun 22, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Innovative Design and Development to Improve Healthcare Delivery Systems (P30) Inactive
Awards funding to establish Patient Learning Laboratories, which will work to develop, design, and test interventions that can help to transform healthcare delivery and improve patient safety and healthcare quality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 27, 2015
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Will award funding for one organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. Awardees will work to inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Value Program Inactive
Offers funding to establish and operate the Rural Health Value Program, which will inform rural healthcare providers and stakeholders about set policies impacting healthcare providers and the impacts of healthcare system delivery changes. The awardee will also offer technical assistance to rural providers seeking new approaches to healthcare delivery in their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 23, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative - Practice Transformation Network (PTN) Inactive
Awards funding to group practices, healthcare systems, and others that join together to provide clinician practices with quality improvement expertise, best practices, coaching and assistance. The aim of these networks is to help clinicians move from volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, and coordinated healthcare services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 20, 2014
Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2015
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Inactive
Awards grants to establish community-based programs and culturally-tailored interventions to eliminate health disparities among African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2014
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2014
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthy Start Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health - Level 2 Inactive
Funding to enhance the capacity of a community's perinatal and women's health service systems in order to reduce ethnic, racial, and other disparities in perinatal health. Grantees must also be a catalyst for community collaboration and coordination and develop and conduct measurement approaches.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Healthy Start Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health - Level 3 Inactive
Funding to enhance the capacity of a community's perinatal and women's health service systems in order to reduce ethnic, racial, and other disparities in perinatal health. Grantees will also serve as a hub for networking and collaboration with other Healthy Start programs, providing technical support and leadership.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
System-level Workforce Capacity Building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Health Care Settings – Demonstration Sites Inactive
Awards funding to Ryan White grantees for the development and implementation of demonstration sites designed to adapt and re-align workforce systems to improve the provision of care for people living with HIV.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 10, 2014
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Care Innovation Awards Inactive
Funding to test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 28, 2013
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2013
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
State Innovation Models: Funding for Model Design and Model Testing Assistance Inactive
Funding for states to develop transformative payment and delivery reforms or implement a multi-payer model system.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2012
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Last Updated: 10/3/2017