New York State Issues RFA

The New York State (NYS) Department of Health released their Request for Application (RFA) for “Comprehensive Services and Health Systems Approaches to Improve Asthma Control in New York State” (RFA Number#1612280202) on July 18, 2017 with applications due September 18, 2017.

The Department anticipates awarding five contracts for a five year period from March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2023. One contract will be awarded in each of five regions for a five year total of $900,000 each. The five year total for five awards will not exceed $4,500,000.

The funding will be used to identify children and adults with poorly controlled asthma. The funding will provide asthma self-management education with information on the correct use of medications, how to improve medication adherence, technology to enable symptoms to be monitored, and if needed, home-based services will be available to individuals where asthma is not well controlled.

Improved asthma control will be achieved through a population-based sustainable systems approach able to deliver services across the public health community and healthcare sectors. The RFA seeks organizations that will work to reduce the racial/ethnic and community disparities in treating asthma and will focus primary on children up to 17 years.

Eligible applicants can include public and private not-for-profit agencies and organizations in New York State including but not limited to local public health agencies/municipalities, hospitals, healthcare systems, not-for-profit primary care networks, academic institutions, community-based organizations, voluntary associations, foundations, and scientific or professional associations.

For more information on grant opportunity (ID DOH01-ASRHM-2017), email Holly Teal, Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention NYS Department of Health at asthma@health.ny.gov.

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