Funding

The Alliance posts funding opportunities relevant to school-based health care in Washington state. Contact us at info@wasbha.org if you have a funding opportunity for us to share here.

HCA seeking partner for Integrated Care for Kids model

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.

SBHA Funding for Improving Female Well-Care Visits

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 releases RFP for school-based health center planning grants

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 communityhealth.wa@kp.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.

SBHC Funding for Strengthening Asthma Management

The Regional Asthma Management and Prevention, California School-Based Health Alliance, and the National School-Based Health Alliance are pleased to announce a funding opportunity for school-based health centers (SBHCs). Eight SBHCs across the country will be selected to received $8,000 to conduct activities aimed at reducing environmental asthma triggers, as part of a National School-Based Health Center Asthma Demonstration Project Collaborative. Participating SBHCs will receive technical assistance from content experts, opportunities for peer learning with other CBHS, and tools & resources to better support students with asthma, over a two-year period.

Applications are due August 17; but we highly encourage you to submit as soon as you can! Visit RAMP’s webpage for more information on the application process. For questions, please contact Anne Kelsey Lamb (Anne@rampasthma.org ) and Molly Baldridge.  (mbaldridge@schoolhealthcenters.org).