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Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement


The purpose of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement grant program is to provide support to rural primary care providers for the implementation of quality improvement activities. The ultimate goal of the program is to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting. Additional objectives of the program include: improved health outcomes for patients, enhanced chronic disease management, and better engagement of patients and their caregivers. Organizations participating in the program are required to utilize an evidence-based quality improvement model, perform tests of change focused on improvement, and use health information technology (HIT) to collect and report data. This is a 3-year grant program with individual grant awards limited to a maximum of $150,000 per year.
The Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Rural Quality) grant program is authorized by Section 330A(g) of the Public Health Service, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254c), by Section 201, P.L. 107-251, as amended by Section 4, P.L. 110-355.


Lead applicants must be:


The next competitive grant Request for Proposal is expected to be available in Fall 2015/Winter 2016 for an August 1, 2016 start date.

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Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement grantees with active projects


Ann Ferrero or 301-443-3999