Kaiser Permanente Washington is continuing its investment in expanding access to health services with the release of a new RFP supporting the planning, start-up and/or expansion of school-based health centers for projects in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston and Whatcom counties.
An informational webinar will be held on January 16th from 11am-12pm.
Applications must be submitted online and are due February 15th by 5pm.
More information can be found HERE.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) will issue a request for applications (RFA) seeking a partner organization to pursue a potential new care delivery model for children.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning to solicit applications for up to eight cooperative agreements that will implement the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model of care. Each agreement will be up to $16 million total for a seven-year model period.
The InCK Model is a child- and family-centered local service delivery model for children with physical, behavioral, and other health-related needs like food insecurity and unstable housing. It incorporates a payment model that holds the state and local providers accountable for costs and outcomes.
Key participants in the InCK Model will be HCA and a local entity that will serve as a lead organization. CMS requires that this lead organization be HIPAA-covered.
Partners in this effort will be the Department of Health, Department of Social and Health Services, and Department of Children, Youth and Families.
The InCK Model will include a two-year pre-implementation period followed by a five-year implementation period.
HCA will send another notification when the RFA has been issued. To learn more about the funding opportunity, visit the CMS InCK Model webpage.
National School-Based Health Alliance Seeks Participants for National Project on Improving Female Patient Experience in SBHCs
Is your SBHC interested in facilitating more open and honest conversations about sensitive topics during female well-care visits? Do you want to improve your HPV vaccination rate? If your SBHC provides the HPV vaccine, and you answered yes to these questions, apply today for the Enhancing the Young Adolescent Female Well-Care Visit project.
Ten school-based health centers will be selected and receive $1,000 to pilot-test and validate the “Thinking About Good Health” young adolescent female Well-Care Visit tools including a patient self- assessment questionnaire and a provider checklist, to focus on improving HPV vaccination rates.
Apply here »
Kaiser Permanente Washington is pleased to release a RFP for the planning of school-based health centers. This investment will support up to 5 collaborative partnerships in the planning and development of school-based health centers (SBHCs) for the purpose of improving the health of young people, promoting the full participation of SBHCs in our regional health care system and increasing access to care for the most vulnerable in our communities. This RFP expands Kaiser Permanente Washington’s existing investments in the school-based health center (SBHC) model, which include the operation of eight school based health centers in the Seattle School District, providing behavioral health staffing in five others and investing in the Washington School-Based Health Alliance.
Applicants are able to apply for up to $60,000 to support 10 months of planning. Applications must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on 9/27/18.
An information webinar will be held on 9/5/18 from 2:00-3:00pm. Details included in the RFP.
HealthierHere is seeking proposals from community-based groups and organizations to conduct education about King County’s Medicaid Transformation work. Go here for more information. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until September 15.