Request for Proposals: Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Program

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Nearly 240,000 children in Georgia 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 PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health Program will award planning grants of up to $11,000 to organizations and communities interested in exploring the creation of a school-based health center in their area.

The PARTNERS Program is requesting proposals to stimulate planning, and to facilitate collaboration and community discussion to expand the number of school-based health centers throughout the state.

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

  • increase access to quality health care (physical, behavioral, oral), improve the delivery of health services, and improve the overall health of the children of Georgia;
  • improve the academic achievement of Georgia’s children through increased school attendance;
  • facilitate the expansion of school-based health centers throughout the state; and
  • establish a state alliance for school-based health centers—Georgia School-Based Health Alliance (GASBHA).

By expanding school-based health center services, Georgia’s children 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 through the reduction in inappropriate emergency room visits; hospitalizations for chronic illnesses, like asthma, and diabetes; and transportation costs.

Through April 22: Potential grantees submit questions to PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health via email to
April 29, 2 – 3 p.m.: Statewide telephone conference to review RFP and respond to questions
May 31: Proposal submission deadline
July 1: Award selection
July 17: Award announcements
Sept. 5: Funds released

Call-in number for the April 29 telephone conference: 1-605-475-3220
Access code: 952430#

Submissions via e-mail
Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. May 31.
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Submissions via U.S. mail or Federal Express
Proposals must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2016.

Submit proposals to:
Ruth Ellis
Program Director
PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA  30303

Download the request for proposals.

Check out the RFP online and learn more: Emory’s PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health

An award from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation is helping Emory University PARTNERS Program improve outcomes for at-risk children across the state. The award funds planning grants and technical assistance for schools, community organizations and health-care providers to develop school-based health centers in their communities.

Ruth S. Ellis
Emory University Department of Pediatrics PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health
404-409-1815 (cell)

William Valladares
GaFCP Communications Manager

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Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) is a public-private partnership created by the State of Georgia and funders from the private sector to assist communities in addressing the serious challenges facing children and families. GaFCP also serves as a resource to state agencies across Georgia that work å improve the conditions of children and families.