Request for Proposals: Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Program

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There are 300,000 children in Georgia who are uninsured and, as a result, do not have a medical home and have very limited access to routine health care. Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics Urban Health Program will award planning grants of $10,000 each to organizations and communities interested in exploring the creation of a school-based health clinic in their area. 

The Urban Health Program is requesting proposals to stimulate planning, and to facilitate collaboration and community discussion to expand the number of school-based health clinics throughout the state from two to 12 within five years.

The goals of the Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Program are to:

  • increase access to quality health care, improve the delivery of health services, and improve the health of Georgia’s children;
  • facilitate the expansion of school-based health clinics throughout the state over a five-year period; and
  • organize a state association for school-based health programs.

By expanding school-based clinic services, children in Georgia will benefit from improved access to primary health care, improved health outcomes, and improved school attendance. The state will benefit from reduced costs to the Medicaid system by reducing inappropriate emergency room visits, hospitalizations for chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes, and transportation costs.

Timetable:

Through March 22: Potential grantees submit questions to Urban Health Program
March 25, 2013: Statewide telephone conference to review RFP and respond to questions
May 20, 2013: RFP submission deadline
July 1, 2013: Award selection
July 15, 2013: Award announcements
Sept. 3, 2013: Funds released

The Urban Health Program will host two statewide telephone conferences to review the RFP and respond to questions March 25, 3 – 3:55 p.m., and again 4 – 5 p.m.

Call-in number: 1-424-203-8400
Access code: 952430#

Note: The system can only accommodate 25 callers at a time. If you are not allowed to participate in the first call, please call in during the second time slot.

Submissions via e-mail: Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. May 20.
Send e-mails to [email protected]

Submissions via U.S. mail or Federal Express: Proposals must be postmarked no later than May 20.
Submit proposals to:
Ruth Ellis
Business Administrator
Urban Health Program, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA  30303

Download the request for proposals.

A $3 million award from the Zeist Foundation is helping Emory University pediatricians improve outcomes for at-risk children across the state. The award funds development of an urban health program in the Department of Pediatrics to provide technical assistance and grants for schools, community organizations and health-care providers to develop school-based clinics in their communities.

Contact:
Ruth S. Ellis
Emory University Department of Pediatrics Urban Health Program
404-778-1402
404-409-1815 (cell)
[email protected]

William Valladares
GaFCP Communications Manager

404-527-7394 (x114)

[email protected]