Care Coordination Quality Improvement Grants
To expand our efforts to support implementation of best practices of care coordination services across the state, the CYSHN section plans to provide funding to primary and specialty care practices to plan and implement quality improvement projects related to care coordination for the pediatric and young adult population.
A total of $160,000 is available to fund five individual project grants of $32,000 each. Quality improvement projects will last 18 months, beginning December 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019. Opportunities to share strategies and challenges with other grantees, along with technical assistance from the MDH CYSHN staff, will help practices implement care coordination efforts.
Health care practices and/or systems that apply are required to select a minimum of one of the following care coordination domains as their primary focus area of their quality improvement project:
- Needs assessment/continuing care coordination engagement
- Care planning and communication
- Facilitating care transitions
- Connecting with community resources and schools
- Transitioning to adult care
The Request for Proposal, Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Care Coordination Quality Improvement Grants, has been posted. Applications are due by October 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) (CST).
MDH staff will be available to provide consultation and guidance during the application process. For assistance, please contact Wendy Berghorst at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that MDH staff will not be able to help with writing the application.