The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) announces the availability of funding under the Rural Healthcare Services Outreach Program (Outreach), which is a three-year, non-categorical, community-driven program targeted to improve outreach and services delivery in local and regional rural communities.
For grantees, this funding provides an opportunity to implement new and innovative approaches to health care at a local level. Through the program, grantees have mastered the art of leveraging finances by using ORHP grants to catapult their sustained efforts; they have been able to combine federal funds with local and foundation dollars to support the continuation and development of health care services in rural areas. The previous cohort of Outreach grantees that closed out had a sustainability rate of 98%, demonstrating the importance of collaboration with other organizations in the community.
ORHP continues to focus on identifying rural evidence-based models and sharing them so that communities have an accessible resource when implementing a similar program. This has led to the development of the Rural Community Health Gateway, located on The Rural Assistance Center (RAC). It consists of a number of resources, including success program models and evidence-based toolkits that may be helpful in the development of an Outreach application.
To learn more about applying for the FY15 Rural Health Care Services Outreach funding (HRSA-15-039), please visit http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264030 under the 'APPLICATION PACKAGE' tab. The deadline to apply is Nov. 14.
To listen to the technical assistance webinar, please visit https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/p1busoia297/. To learn more about the program, watch this short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q9p3gFQMLU. The program contact is Linda Kwon, firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 594-4205.