The Georgia State Office of Rural Health has issued a request for grant applications for the Rural Health Network Grant Fiscal Year 2016.
The application closing date is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The purpose of the Rural Health Network Grant is to expand access, enhance cost efficiency, and improve the quality of essential health care services, including but not limited to primary care, acute care, mental health, oral health, telehealth, emergency medical services and other areas of identified health care related community needs. The Rural Health Network Grant strives to create or improve the integrated health care delivery system in rural areas.
This funding will provide for the implementation or expansion of rural health networks through the coordination of care and/or education.
Eligible programs include, but are not limited to:
1) Projects based on a formal Community Health Care Needs Assessment developed with broad- based community input. Funding may be used to address identified needs documented in the assessment.
2) Projects based on training needs of community first responders (i.e. EMS, police, fire fighters, etc.) and/or emergency department personnel.
3) Projects designed to coordinate care in rural communities involving multiple agencies, providers, and sites working toward a common patient outcome goal.
4) Expansion of telehealth projects in partnership with the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth (GPT), the statewide telehealth network. (Funding is limited to $30,000 per telehealth location).?
5) EMS projects focused on equipping rural EMS services with equipment that benefits the community and enhances quality health care services. (This funding cannot be used for the purchase of mandated disposable medical supplies.)