Request for Proposals: Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Program

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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. Beyond that, more than 189,000 of Georgia’s children are uninsured and as a result do not have a medical home and have limited access to routine health care.

Emory University’s PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health (PARTNERS) 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.

Award Amount: Up to $10,000.

Project Period: 12 months


April 23 – 25: Potential grantees submit questions to PARTNERS for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health via email to

April 30, 2 – 3 p.m.: Statewide telephone conference to review Request For Proposals and respond to questions

June 11: Proposal submission deadline

July 9: Award selection

July 23: Award announcements

Oct. 1: Funds released

PARTNERS will provide technical assistance throughout the planning process as needed.

Call-in number for the April 30 telephone conference: 1-605-475-3220
Access code: 952430#

Submissions via e-mail
Proposals must be received by 5 p.m., June 11.
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Submissions via U.S. mail or Federal Express
Proposals must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2016.

Submit proposals via U.S. mail or FedEx 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 Request for Proposals.

Check out the Request For Proposals 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 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 Director

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