Health Center Controlled Networks

HRSA-16-010 | Bureau of Primary Health Care

Application Accepted: 12/02/2015 to 03/01/2016

Projected Award Date: 08/01/2016

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Program Description:

This announcement solicits applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN).  The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support health centers[1] in achieving meaningful use of ONC-certified electronic health records (EHRs),[2] adopting technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and engaging in health information exchange (HIE) to strengthen the quality of care and improve patient health outcomes. [1] For the purposes of this funding opportunity announcement, the term “health center” means organizations funded under Section 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (Health Center Program award recipients), as well as organizations with look-alike designation, meaning they meet all Health Center Program statutory, regulatory, and policy requirements but do not receive funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (look-alikes). [2] For the purposes of this funding opportunity announcement, “certified EHR” refers to health IT products certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT Authorized Testing and Certification Body.  For further information about ONC certified health IT products, see http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be either: A practice management network, hereafter referred to as a Health Center Controlled Network or HCCN, that is majority controlled and, as applicable, at least majority owned by Health Center Program award recipients; or A health center funded for at least the two consecutive preceding years as a Health Center Program award recipient applying on behalf of an HCCN.  The HCCN must: (1) be majority controlled and, as applicable, at least majority owned by Health Center Program award recipients, and (2) have its own governing board, independent of the boards of its health center members.

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Contact Information

Shannon McDevitt

BPHCHCCN@hrsa.gov

Phone: (301)594-4300