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HRSA Grant Program to Help Rural Providers With Quality Improvement
California applicants may request letter of support from OSHPD

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a new grant program to support rural primary care providers implementing quality improvement efforts. According to HRSA, the goal of the program is to promote evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting. The program’s objectives include improved health outcomes for patients, enhanced chronic disease management and better engagement of patients and their caregivers. Organizations participating in the program will be required to use an evidence-based quality improvement model, document changes focused on improvement and use health information technology to collect and report data. Total program funding is $6 million, which will be distributed among 60 grant awards.

Eligible applicants are rural public or rural nonprofit private entities that deliver health care services in rural areas. California applicants may request a letter of support from the state Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development at HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov. Applicants making this request should include their name and contact information, amount of the grant request, grant objective, deadline for submitting the application and any other information the state should consider. For more information on the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program, visit the HRSA website.

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