Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Policy Analysis Program

Deadline: 14 November 2016

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is currently inviting applications for its Rural Policy Analysis Program with an aim to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that informs policy makers.

The program is national in scope and looks at cross-cutting rural health and human services issues in order to identify trends and challenges.

Focus Areas

  • facilitate public dialogue on key rural policy issues by tracking emerging rural health and human services policy issues and quickly synthesizing them in a manner that provides for easy consumption by rural community leaders, with particular emphasis on rural health care providers and systems;
  • Identify opportunities for integrating health and human services in rural policy, program, and evaluation in a local community context;
  • Identify opportunities to demonstrate broad community impact of policies and programs in rural health and human services, consistent with policy goals related to rural revitalization and sustainability of rural regions;
  • Provide timely analysis of policies and regulations that helps optimize positive impacts on rural health systems and communities in the form of policy briefs, reports, and oral presentations.

These activities should educate and inform rural decision makers and policy leaders, including the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) and organizations focused on improving health and human services in rural communities, such as State Offices of Rural Health, State Rural Health Associations.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding is $225,000
  • Award Ceiling is $225,000
  • Award Floor is $225,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit organizations.
  • Organizations may include State, local, and Indian tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other non-profit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and hospitals.
  • Applicants must be national in scope and have well- established relationships with each of the following constituencies: rural clinical service networks; frontier residents; rural hospitals and community health systems; rural medical and health care provider educators; rural health clinics; State Rural Health Associations (SRHA) and State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs).
  • Applicants must demonstrate experience conducting policy research in the areas of access to health care services, Medicare and Medicaid policies, and development of rural delivery systems and public health.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application material via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

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