Veteran grant seekers know that you must be familiar with a funder’s past history when you are conducting grant research for a new project.
That said, healthcare It is muy caliente now. But you still need to go back for your history lessons. Who really is interested in funding this particular topic?
Here’s an example worth keeping in your project file:
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded grants totaling $92.4 million to help Americans access healthcare services and health centers adopt electronic health records (EHRs).
Administrator Elizabeth Duke said $61 million will aide half a million people gain access to comprehensive primary and preventive services.
The health center grants are:
- 75 grants totaling $36.5 million to create new health centers in low-income counties;
- 25 grants totaling $2 million to develop health centers in high poverty counties;
- Grants totaling $20 million to establish 41 new health centers in 25 states; and
- Grants totaling over $1 million to expand medical capacity at four existing health centers in:Arizona, Indiana and South Carolina.
The grants are in support of former President Bush’s initiative to increase access to primary healthcare services in 1,200 communities by supporting new or expanded health centers, said Duke.
Forty six grants were awarded to help health centers adopt EHRs and other health information technology (IT).
“Health IT has the potential to revolutionize healthcare especially for residents of underserved communities, and its expansion is a priority for HRSA,” said Duke.
The health IT grants were awarded to health centers in California, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Utah. There were:
- 25 grants totaling $27 million to implement EHRs at health centers and networks linking multiple health center grantees;
- Eight grants totaling $1 million to help health centers plan activities to adopt EHRs or other healthcare IT; and
- 13 grants totaling $3 million to help health center networks implement physician order entry, personal health records, community health records, health information exchanges and smart cards.
Address: Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-3376, www.hrsa.gov.