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FY 2023 NTTAP Sample Project Work Plan

Instructions for Completing the Project Work Plan

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requires you to submit a Project Work Plan (PWP) form that provides details of the activities you will conduct to accomplish each objective. See Appendix B of the FY 2023 NTTAP NOFO for detailed guidance on how to complete the required fields.

You must complete the form entirely in the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). Do not upload it as an attachment. Use the sample below to guide the development of your PWP and ensure you adequately respond to all the requested fields for each objective.

Important considerations:

  • The PWP includes Objective Targets that you set to be achieved by the end of the 3-year period of performance (June 30, 2026) but only includes activities which are initiated in the first 12 months.
  • You must propose at least two Activities for each Objective.
  • You must have the minimum required number of Learning Collaboratives and total Activities across all Objectives, as outlined in Appendix C: NTTAP Types and Required Objectives.
  • For measures which document the number of health centers receiving training and technical assistance, the baseline measure should be zero, and not include training and technical assistance provided prior to July 1, 2023.

Sample FY 2023 NTTAP Project Work Plan-Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

This table displays a sample response for the Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety NTTAP but should serve as guidance for all NTTAP types.

Objective

Field Sample response
Objective Title Objective 3. Advancing Health Equity

Objective Description

Increase the number of health centers that receive T/TA on identifying and addressing disparities and inequities in care delivery and health outcomes.

Objective Measure Description

The number of health centers that receive T/TA on identifying and addressing disparities and inequities in care delivery and health outcomes.

Number

0

Baseline Data Source

Listed as “0” as instructed in Appendix B of the NOFO.

Objective Target

150

Objective Impact Narrative

We expect to train 150 health centers on identifying and addressing disparities and inequities in care delivery settings to improve health outcomes by the end of the period of performance. The training will focus on the clinical quality measures used for health centers to earn the Health Disparities Reducer CHQR Badge: low birth weight, controlling high blood pressure, and uncontrolled diabetes.

We expect that this training will contribute to an increase in the number of health centers that meet the clinical quality benchmarks and to be awarded the Health Disparities Reducer CHQR Badge .

Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Target

18

Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Participation Target

450

Participant Rating of Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Usefulness Target Field

4.50

Key Factors

Field Sample response

Key Factor Type*

Contributing

Description*

Many health centers have started to develop effective health equity programs, and these experiences can offer lessons learned and best practices for the development of new training and technical assistance products in this area.

Key Factor Type*

Restricting

Description*

SDOH factors that may result in health disparities may be best addressed by non-health care entities.

Supporting Organization(s)

Field Sample response

Partner Organization(s)

XYZ State PCA and XYZ HCCN will support Activity A1: Virtual Training and Summary Document Publication for Health Center Leadership on Advancing Health Equity

XYZ NTTAP will support Activity A2: Learning Collaborative on Advancing Health Equity

Activities

Propose at least 2 activities for each objective.

Field Sample response

Activity Name

A1: Virtual Training and Summary Publication for Health Center Leadership on Advancing Health Equity to Improve Health Outcomes

Need(s) the activity addresses

Need for more instruction targeted specifically to organizational leadership on specific actions for creating a culture which advances the focus on health equity in health centers.

Activity Audience

National Audience

Activity Description

We will develop and deliver virtual training for health centers on establishing health center leadership committees that oversee health centers’ efforts to advance health equity to improve health outcomes. Training will be based on a review of best practices from health centers that have met the clinical benchmarks in low birth weight, controlling high blood pressure, and/or uncontrolled diabetes for the CDHR Health Disparities badge.

The training will be recorded and archived on the organization’s website for viewing within 2 weeks of its completion. A short publication will include a link to the recorded webinar session and share summaries of the best practices and key takeaways highlighted during the training. The publication will be distributed to attendees 2-3 weeks after the session and posted on our online archive as well. In addition, we will ensure both resources are shared via the Public Health Digest and posted on the National Resource Center for Training and Technical Assistance.

We will provide the content for the training and publication. XYZ PCA will recruit health centers to participate in the virtual training and follow up with participants on applying the content discussed in the webinar during the peer groups it hosts. The XYZ HCCN will collaborate directly with the XYZ PCA by providing data to determine the training needs to be addressed during the webinar.

This activity supports the following HCEF domains: Governance and Management; Quality Patient Care, and Safety; and Population Health and Social Determinants of Health.

Person/Group Responsible

Sally Smith, ABC Inc. Quality Improvement Team Lead

Targeted Start Date

September 1, 2023

Targeted End Date

June 30, 2024

Expected Outcome

At the conclusion of the virtual training, leaders from at least 50 health centers will be able to identify the key functions and activities of a committee to oversee health center efforts to advance health equity, as well as the process for forming and developing a committee. We anticipate that there will be at least 100 downloads and/or views of the associated summary/one pager by the end of the first budget year.

 Comments

In years 2 and 3, we plan to build upon our experience working with governance and oversight committees to create complementary sessions for clinicians and other health center staff. By actively engaging health center leadership along with clinicians and staff, we expect that a strong organizational focus on health equity will develop and lead to improved clinical outcomes.

Field Sample response

Activity Name

A2: Learning Collaborative on Using Data to Advance Health Equity

Need(s) the activity addresses

Improved understanding among health center staff of how race, ethnicity, and language differences affect care delivery and the resulting health outcomes.

Activity Audience

Learning Collaborative

Activity Description

We will develop and lead a Learning Collaborative on utilizing race, ethnicity, and language data to examine correlations with care delivery and health outcomes in health center communities, with special attention on understanding the unique data collection barriers health centers may face.

We will develop 4 learning sessions for at least 12 health centers in order to assist them in developing and implementing a health equity evaluation plan. Spread throughout the sessions will be planning periods, action periods, coaching, scaled implementation of models, and evaluation.

The first session will begin with an introduction to the concept of using data to examine equity-related correlations with care delivery and health outcomes at the health center as well to the components of an evaluation plan to undertake such a project. XYZ NTTAP will support the 1st learning session by providing a presentation on HIT techniques for collecting data. In later sessions, each participant will be coached through the process of developing and implementing evaluation plans in their own health center, utilizing a toolkit shared by XYZ NTTAP. Between each learning session, ABC, Inc. will hold office hours to provide additional coaching and feedback to learning collaborative participants.

Learning Collaborative Behavior Change Target

4.00

Person/Group Responsible

Jordan Alvarez, ABC Inc. Program Lead

Start Date

September 1, 2023

End Date

August 31, 2024

Expected Outcome

Participants in this learning collaborative will learn how to utilize race, ethnicity, and language data to examine correlations with care delivery and health outcomes. We expect participants will also be able to develop and implement a health equity evaluation plan.

Comments

This activity to conclude in the second budget period.

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