Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
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New Grant Funding Opportunity
Health Care Transition Learning Collaborative Grant
The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Section (CYSHN) is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to facilitate a Health Care Transition Learning Collaborative aimed at improving transition from pediatric to adult health care settings for youth with special health needs and disabilities (YSHND).
$160,000 is available for total grant period May 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.
Eligible applicants can include community-based nonprofit and for-profit organizations; government entities or Tribal Governments; clinics and hospitals; community health or public health organizations; quality improvement organizations; professional provider associations; and institutes of higher education.
A total of $160,000 is available to fund one organization to facilitate a statewide Learning Collaborative with the purpose of improving the competence and confidence of health care providers in managing the care of youth and young adults with special health needs and disabilities through the health care transition process in a culturally responsive, trauma-informed manner. The grant will bring together subject matter experts, health care providers, YSHND and their families, and other systems partners to reduce silos and build infrastructure for a model of care delivery that ensures YSHND are able to successfully integrate into adult systems of care.
Preference will be given applicants who select an evidence-based tool/structure for implementing the Learning Collaborative, such as the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model.
The Request for Proposal, Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Health Care Transition Learning Collaborative Grant, has been posted. Applications are due by March 3 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) (CST).
Questions related to this RFP must be submitted by email to Wendy Berghorst at firstname.lastname@example.org.