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Grants to Iowa Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to Address Health Inequities and Improve Health Services for Youth

Adolescent Well Visit Pilot Project


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
211283

Funding Source
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Funding or PIN Number: RFP 58824026
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Geographic Focus
USA: Iowa

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/13/24 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time Save

Grant Description
Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations, government agencies, institutions of higher education, and for-profit healthcare organizations to address health disparities and improve health services for youth across the state. Funding is intended to provide peer-to-peer consultations with primary care providers to increase access to and the quality of adolescent well visits through long-term practice changes.

The Agency is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as supporting opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible through the reduction of barriers in environmental, social, economic, and other conditions that impact health. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Initiative (2023) recommends annual well visits during adolescence. Annual well visits promote healthy behaviors, prevent risky ones, and detect conditions that can interfere with physical, social, and emotional development. Annual well visits provide opportunities for early identification and appropriate management and intervention for conditions and behaviors. Adolescent health promotion is important in preventing risky behaviors and improving mental health.

The purpose and intended outcomes of the Adolescent Well Visit Pilot Project are:

  • To increase long-term access, utilization, and quality of adolescent well visits in primary care settings.
  • To explore the impact and learn implementation lessons from peer-to-peer practice consultation with practicing primary care providers has on increasing annual well visit access, utilization, and quality.
  • To improve the health of adolescents in Iowa.

The required staffing for the project is one project director, one or more practice consultants, and one or more evaluators.

For a health equity overview, see https://www.iowagrants.gov/fileDownloadExternal.do?filename=1703176506054_A.+FY24+RFP+Adolescent+Well+Visit+Pilot+Project+4.pdf#page=23

AAP Bright Futures Initiative: https://www.aap.org/en/practice-management/bright-futures/



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants
- Nonprofit organizations, governmental entities, for-profit healthcare organizations, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this RFP.

Ineligible
The following types of activities will not be eligible for funding through this RFP:
1. Strategies focused on individuals other than practicing primary care providers, such as adolescents, parents, schools, pre-service providers (residents), students, etc. Applicants may include primary care provider practice staff (office staff, medical assistants, nurses, care coordinators, billing, etc.) in strategies.
2. Conference sponsorships, or training-only events. Speaking at a conference or a training event as a recruitment and education strategy may be part of a broader consultation-focused application, as long as the applicant actively follows up with training participants to engage in consultation.
3. Delivery of medical care or hiring personnel to deliver medical care.
4. Creation of curriculum, textbooks, books, research, pamphlets, posters, etc. Applications may include education (teaching tools, tip sheets, clinic flow/appointment diagrams, etc.) and recruitment materials (newsletter article, follow-up postcard, etc.) as a minor strategy and cost of a larger project focused on active consultation strategies.
5. Promotion of well visits outside the medical home, such as in schools, public health departments, urgent care/walk-in clinics, workplaces, community events, etc.

For information on unallowable costs, see: https://www.iowagrants.gov/fileDownloadExternal.do?filename=1703176506054_A.+FY24+RFP+Adolescent+Well+Visit+Pilot+Project+4.pdf#page=33

Pre-Proposal Conference
Applicant’s Conference
The applicant’s conference is optional.

An applicant’s conference will be held via Zoomgov on January 18, 2024 at 2pm Central Time. The purpose of the conference is to review the RFP with prospective applicants and to allow them an opportunity to ask questions regarding the RFP. Representation or attendance at the conference is not required. However, the conference provides the only opportunity for prospective applicants to receive answers to verbal questions. Questions asked at the conference that cannot be adequately answered during the conference may be deferred.

To attend, please join the virtual meeting at the date and time listed above at the
following link*: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1600129741 Meeting ID: 160 012 9741
phone: 1 669 254 5252

Following the Applicant’s conference, the link to the recorded meeting will be provided.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- RFP issued: December 21, 2023
- Applicant's conference: January 18, 2024
- Written questions and responses:
Round 1 questions due: January 4, 2024
Round 1 responses posted by: January 11, 2024
Round 2 questions due: January 22, 2024
Round 2 responses posted by: January 29, 2024
Final questions due: February 1, 2024
Responses posted by: February 8, 2024
- Applications due: February 13, 2024 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time
- Post Notice of Intent to Award: April 1, 2024

Successful applicants must match grant funds at a rate of 1:4

Responses to questions will be available via the application URL.

An applicant may submit only one application for a service area.

Applicants may be requested to make an oral presentation of the application.

Video about logging into Iowagrants.gov: https://dom.iowa.gov/resource/grant-management-instructions/how-log-iowagrantsgov-all-users
Title V Child & Adolescent Health: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/programs-and-services/family-health/adolescent-health

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$297,500

Number of Grants
2-4

Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may apply for up to $297,500 for a three year period, $130,000 for Year 1, $122,500 for Year 2 and $45,000 for the 3rd year.

Term of Contract
Project Period: 05/01/2024 - 04/30/2027

Contact Information
Apply online: https://www.iowagrants.gov/index.do

Submit written questions through the above link.

For assistance regarding IowaGrants, please contact the Agency IowaGrants Helpdesk at iowagrants.helpdesk@idph.iowa.gov or by calling 1-866-520-8987

Contact:
John McMullen
515-380-2968
john.mcmullen@idph.iowa.gov

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