Most of what influences people’s health happens outside the doctor’s office. Factors such as access to stable, affordable, and quality housing; healthy food; reliable transportation; quality education; and people to turn to for help make an enormous difference in a person’s ability to stay healthy.
There is a growing interest among health care providers in identifying ways to address social determinants of health and health inequity, in part because of an emerging shift from paying health care providers for the volume of services they provide to the value of what they do. Community-based organizations often offer services that address social determinants of health and health inequity that could help clinical providers succeed under value-based payment.
Through this request for proposals, the Connecticut Health Foundation seeks to support integration between clinical care providers and community-based organizations in up to two Connecticut communities. The Connecticut Health Foundation will provide seed funding and technical assistance to collaboratives of at least three community-based organizations in each of the communities. The foundation’s support is intended to advance the readiness of community-based organizations to integrate services with at least one clinical partner in their community.
Read the entire request for proposals here.
Who is eligible: Collaboratives of at least three 501(c)(3) community-based organizations in Connecticut that have an established partnership with at least one clinical provider. This partnership must be demonstrated through letters of support, and the clinical partner must specifically indicate its commitment to working with the co-applicants to achieve the grant goals and objectives. You must apply as a collaborative.
Application process: If your collaborative is eligible, you must submit a concept paper through the foundation’s online application portal. Concept papers are due April 24. Applicants that are invited to submit a full proposal will be alerted during the first week of May, and full proposals will be due May 31.
What to do next: Determine if you are eligible and interested, based on the RFP’s parameters. If so, register for the foundation’s online applicant portal at https://cthealth.fluxx.io. (Please note that registration can take up to two business days to process.)
Learn more: More information on the funding opportunity was presented during a webinar. You can view a recording of the webinar here.
Informational webinar: April 10, 11 a.m.
Concept papers due: April 24
Full proposals due: May 31
Site visits with finalists: July 1 to July 12
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