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Accountable Health Communities: New Funding Opportunity

January 20, 2016

Community Prevention and Multi-Sector Stakeholder Web Forum Series

Advancing Accountable Health Communities: A New Funding Opportunity to Spur Clinical and Community Partnerships

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Wednesday, January 20
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced a new $157 million funding opportunity, the Accountable Health Community Model (AHC) to better bridge clinical care and social services. The AHC model acknowledges the critical need to address underlying social determinants of health and equity and emphasizes clinical-community partnerships. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will award up to 44 cooperative agreements in three tracks. Please join our Web Forum to learn more details about the AHC Funding Opportunity Announcement from CMMI staff as well as reflections and insights specific to emerging opportunities this new funding will provide.


January 12, 2016 Deadline – Citizens Institute on Rural Design

January 7, 2015  Deadline January 12, 2016

Do you live in a rural community? Are you faced with a design challenge?

  1. Review the Eligibility requirements. The Request for Proposals for 2016-2017 is out now!
  2. Build a team: talk to local leaders, citizens, and organizations about partnering with you to host a workshop.
  3. Questions about the process? Check the FAQ‘s and register for  our pre-application assistance calls!
  4. Our application deadline for our 2016-2017 workshops is January 12, 2016. Apply here.

FORHP Funding Announcement: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (Quality)

January 6, 2016

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2016 Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement  Grant Program (announcement number: HRSA-16-019).  Application materials are available at:

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities.  There are several changes to the program this year including alignment of the project with Delivery System Reform (DSR), demonstrating an improvement in health status, and showing a reduction in emergency department visits due to chronic disease.  Organizations will identify a patient population to track over the three-year project period, implement an evidence-based quality improvement model to provide a framework for improving care delivery, and use health information technology (HIT) to collect, report, and utilize information on cost and quality.


Expanded Loan Repayment and Scholarship Options for Nurses

December 31, 2015

More Options for Nurses!

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce  (BHW) is excited to announce new updates for its NURSE Corps Programs. Beginning in 2016, additional site types will become eligible for the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment and Scholarship Programs.

NURSE Corps members who are fulfilling their service obligation earn competitive pay and benefits negotiated with their employers, which could be any of thousands of hospitals, clinics and other facilities located in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas across the U.S. All eligible site types are listed below:


Rural Assistance Center Update

November 17, 2015

View the latest update.

Rural Health Research & Policy Centers

November 17, 2015

View the information here.

Lactation Support Mini-Grant for Businesses – DEADLINE EXTENDED

November 12, 2015

The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a state-wide initiative to increase employer support for breastfeeding mothers.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is offering up to $500 to a limited number of Missouri employers to create or improve their lactation support policies and programs.

For example, funds may be used on:

  • Locks on doors
  • Privacy screens/partitions
  • Comfortable chair
  • Signs
  • Table or other flat surface to hold a breast pump

To be eligible to receive a mini-grant, the employer must submit their breastfeeding support policy which must be in compliance with the breastfeeding support requirements from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  To apply, complete the attached application and submit by December 30, 2015 to  Please contact 573-522-2820 with any questions.