Funds Available for Rural Health Outreach Services
The Office of Rural Health Policy's Outreach Program has announced $12 million in funding for 80 three-year awards that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery through collaboration, adoption of an evidence-based or promising practice model, demonstration of health outcomes, replicability and sustainability. Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities by tracking specific health indicators that will demonstrate the impact of their project at the end of their grant period. They will be based on evidence-based or promising practice models in order to avoid "reinventing the wheel" and demonstrate health status improvement in rural communities. Proposed Outreach projects can take the framework of an evidence-based or promising practive model and tailor it to their community's need and organization.
More information is available on the Health Resources and Services Administration website.
The deadline for applications is November 22, 2011, at 8:00 pm ET.