Cooley Dickinson Hospital is pleased to fund a pilot project to provide patient navigation, information and referral, and case management services to Latino residents of Hampshire County.
About this pilot project
Through its Healthy Communities Committee, Cooley Dickinson Hospital conducted a survey of area health needs. The Latino population of Hampshire County has grown by 34% in the past 20 years and Latinos comprise 4.7% of the population of Hampshire County (2010 U.S Census). Latino residents are uninsured at higher rates than other ethnic groups and experience challenges such as financial hardship, immigration status (undocumented), language barriers, racial discrimination, and lack of information about the health care system. This pilot project seeks to support patient navigation, information and referral and case management services to Latino residents in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital service area with the goal of improving health access, ensuring a positive experience with care, health care enrollment, patient follow-up, and information and referral data.
A $29,000.00 grant is available to fund a Latino serving program to develop or enhance patient navigation, information and referral and case management services to Latino residents.
View health assessment results and reports here.
Who can apply?
We are interested in receiving applications from a community, non-profit service provider with cultural and linguistic competence that has organizational involvement and relationship to the Latino community in Hampshire County and that has a commitment to provide health care access to area Latino residents.
These funds may be used to support existing patient navigation and care management programs and/or implement new ones. A portion of this grant may be used for strategic or program planning.
Complete a cover sheet for each proposal. All applicants must submit typed responses to the following questions. Please copy and paste the questions below into your word processing program in the order shown here:
1. Who is your organization and what are you planning to do?
2. Who is your target population and how many will benefit from your project?
3. Describe organizational strengths and capacity that will lead to a successful project(s)?
4. Describe local data that supports the need that you will meet in this project.
5. Who will be involved and who will you partner with to optimize funds, community participation and reach your goals?
6. As a result of this project, what will change? How will you measure results?
7. How will positive outcomes be sustained after the grant ends?
Please include a budget and the time frame in which the money is to be spent, including other revenue resources that will support this pilot project.
Please keep your response to these questions to a 4-page limit. The budget and a project implementation plan chart are additional.
Please identify a key contact person for follow-up.
Submitting your Proposal
Questions may be e-mailed by Dec. 20, 2013 to Jeff Harness for response.
Applications are due on Jan. 17, 2014; e-mail your application to Jeff Harness. All applications will receive an email confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive a receipt in 48 hours, please call 413-582-2035.
Applications will be reviewed by the Healthy Communities Committee with award notification by Feb. 5, 2014.
Grant funding ends on Sept. 30, 2014.
All pilot project recipients will participate in an evaluation process to be determined by the Healthy Communities Committee.
The Healthy Communities Committee will review your Application answers and will weigh and balance the following criteria:
• Ability to lower barriers to healthcare access
• Values all cultures
• Ability to offer marked improvement to quality of community life
• Uses local data to identify needs and solutions
• Uses evidence-based approach to accomplish goal
• Sustainability of positive work
End of Pilot Project Reporting
A three-page final report must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2014. It must answer:
• What were the results of your project? Did your project change from your initial proposal? If yes, how?
• Did the project reach its goals and objectives?
• What outcome data can you show as a result of this funding? What has actually changed or been improved?
• Do you plan to continue your project? If yes, what types of support do you need?
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