HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau through the Division of Children with Special Health Needs issued two funding announcements to help children and youth. The applications for the Funding Opportunity Announcements are due January 28, 2013.
The first FOA “Medical Home Implementation for Children with Special Health Care Needs” (HRSA-13-216) was released November 28, 2012 with funding for $800,000 for one award.
The funding will support a “National Center for Medical Home Implementation” to spread the medical home model to all children and youth but particularly “Children with Special Healthcare Needs” (CSHCN), who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved plus pediatric populations served by state public health programs.
The plan is to encourage healthcare professionals including safety net providers to coordinate their efforts across and between professionals using a team-based integrated approach to coordinate the continuum of services. Another aim is to help expand and help pediatric clinicians collect, analyze, and use quantitative and qualitative data to generate evidence for the continual support for the medical home model of care.
The second funding announcement “National Center for Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs” (HRSA-13-218) was released November 29, 2012 with funding of $436,160 for one award. Funding would be used to initiate a national resource for healthcare professionals, families, youth, and state policy makers. The plan is to focus on moving the youth from pediatric to an adult system of healthcare services. The goal is to help increase the number of clinicians with the knowledge and skills to care for this population in the adult system of care.
Eligible applicants for both FOAs includes state, county, city, special district governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations, non profits, for-profits, and small businesses.