HRSA Issues New Grant Notice

HRSA released grant notice (HRSA 1-18-032) on May 9, 2018 titled “Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program” (EB-THNP) with estimated program funding for $4,900,000.

The two fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral healthcare services in rural and frontier communities. The goal is to evaluate how the program is working and establish an evidence-base to assess the effectiveness of tele-behavioral healthcare for patients, providers, and payers.

Telehealth modalities to be used to support clinical treatment may include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications.

Eligible applicants can include domestic public or private nonprofits, faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations. Network members may be public, private, nonprofit, or for profit entities that provide services to rural areas.

Organizations responding to the grant notice, should be experienced telehealth providers and should design their proposed projects to maximize the number of individuals receiving tele-behavioral health services in rural areas.

Applicants should select rural network partners that have the ability to obtain de-identified patient level clinical and cost data from patients receiving telehealth as well as appropriate control groups.

Applications are being accepted until June 25, 2018 with the award date projected to be September 1, 2018.

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