PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health Releases 2017 RFPs for Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Planning GrantsPrint This Post
Today PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health released its 2017 Request for Proposals for Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Planning Grants.
Watch PARTNER’s video on school-based health centers
According to the national 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, a study on the well-being of America’s children, Georgia ranks 42nd in the nation in child well-being and 39th in education. Georgia ranks in the bottom 10 percent in four categories:
- high-school dropouts,
- teens not attending school and not working,
- low birthweight babies, and
- children in single-parent families.
In addition, more 189,000 of Georgia’s children are uninsured and—as a result—do not have a medical home and have very limited access to routine health care.
Goals of the Comprehensive School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program:
- 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.
- Establish a state alliance for school-based health centers – Georgia School-Based Health Alliance (GASBHA).
Through the expansion of school-based health center 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 through the reduction in inappropriate emergency room visits; hospitalizations for chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes; and transportation costs.
The purpose of this request for proposals is to stimulate planning and facilitate collaboration and community discussion to expand the number of school-based health centers in Georgia.
Note: PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health (PARTNERS) will provide technical assistance throughout the planning process as needed and requested.
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Project Period: 12 months
If your county has already received a planning grant, will you please pass this on to others who may be interested?
GaFCP Communications Director
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