Health Care Homes-Learning Collaborative-Request for Proposals

Health Care Homes

Learning Collaborative


Request for Proposals

Health Care Home, Public Health, Behavioral Health
Partnership Learning Community Grant

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking proposals to advance the work of Health Care Homes through partnering with local public health or a Tribal health division, and a behavioral health organization in a Learning Community to address shared goals to improve health and health outcomes of a community. The grants are intended to increase and strengthen partnerships between primary care, local public health or a Tribal health division, behavioral health, and other community based organizations through use of data and information to support shared population goals.

Applications must be submitted by a MDH certified Health Care Home on behalf of the partnership, and must include a local public health or a Tribal health division, and a behavioral health organization. The Learning Community, established by the Minnesota Department of Health, will be led and guided by MDH Health Care Homes staff.

Available Funding

Approximately $120,000 is available for up to four grants for a period of nine months from September 2018 through June of 2019.

This grant funding will support participation of a MDH certified Health Care Home, local public health or a Tribal health division, and a behavioral health organization in a Learning Community to develop a shared narrative; advance knowledge of primary care, public health, and behavioral health; and engage in a process to share de-identified data to better understand the health status of a shared population and support combined population health goals. The strategy of the Learning Community will be to convene partners to identify shared priorities, use both population health and clinical data; and increase the capacity to share electronic health data (EHR) to improve community health.

Proposals must be received by 4:30 pm CDT on Wednesday, July 18.

Click on the links below to access the Request for Proposal and accompanying forms. Applicants are required to use template forms provided. Applications will not be accepted in any other format.

For questions about this funding opportunity, contact janet.howard@state.mn.us.

All submitted questions will receive a response. A comprehensive Q & A (PDF) of all submissions will be updated regularly.


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