SULLIVAN 180 IS AWARDED $100K HRSA RURAL HEALTH NETWORK PLANNING GRANT
Seeks Project Director RFP to Lead Project Development
[FERNDALE] – Sullivan 180 has been awarded a HRSA Rural Health Network Planning Grant for $100,000. This is a 1-year planning grant which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and will establish the Sullivan Hands4Health Network. This Network intends to address the disproportionate impact of chronic disease on those who are most affected by social determinants of health (SDoH) factors in Sullivan County. Network Partners include: Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills, Sullivan County Public Health Services, Maternal-Infant Services Network (MiSN), and Sun River Health.
Sullivan Hands4Health Network will research and choose a Community Health Worker (CHW) model that can be sustained through a value-based payment methodology. During the Network development planning process, a strategic plan and network self-assessment will be completed, as well as research into current data and engagement of the affected community through focus groups. Proven decision tools will be utilized to identify a model for adoption or adaptation in order to develop a robust CHW program, whose peer workers are trusted by community members, and deployed throughout the county to help people disproportionately affected by SDoH manage their conditions. This will result in reducing or eliminating preventable hospitalizations and re- hospitalizations, as well as emergency department visits. Collaboration with other partners and the ability to share cross agency referrals will eventually be an outcome after the one-year planning process.
Sullivan 180 is seeking proposals for a qualified and experienced Project Director with proven leadership and management experience to help with the research to develop the Sullivan Hands4Health Network. The Project Director is a consulting position, and the selected individual or firm will oversee all project activities for the duration of the HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant on an independent contractor basis. They will work with the Network partners to develop a strategic plan using the University of Kansas Community Toolbox approach for community strategic planning. The Project Director will also work to establish relationships with key agents of change among the Network members and initiate all meetings for collaborative Strategic Plan development. This engagement will last the duration of the grant from approximately July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this consulting position, please email Sullivan 180 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit our website at: www.Sullivan180.org/