Deadline: 5 August 2016
The Health Resource and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for the Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RRHS) Initiative, a five-year program to strengthen human resources for health (HRH) in order to address public health challenges like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan and to achieve health system resiliency.
The initiative seeks to address fundamental health systems constraints that impede the availability of and access to quality health services by supporting the implementation of countries’ national health strategies and recovery plans to respond to emerging epidemics, prevent, manage and control HIV and other diseases, and improve population health outcomes.
- Build a skilled fit-for-purpose-and-practice health workforce that increases the quantity and quality of health services provided in the four countries mentioned above.
- Improve the quality and use of HRH information in decision making
- Enhance community-based care and its ability to respond
The total program funding is estimated to be $40,000,000.
- Eligible applicants include domestic and foreign public and private non-profit entities, including institutions of higher education, and for profit entities. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to apply as a consortium that at minimum includes collaborations with two impact partner entities from the RRHS Focus Country.
- Applications from U.S. domestic organizations are strongly encouraged to include African institutions with the relevant expertise as consortium partners, with the long-term goal of strengthening networks within Africa.
- African applicants may include collaboration with institutions in the U.S., other high income countries (HICs), or other low and middle income countries’ (LMIC) institutions with particular expertise in the proposed priority areas as consortium partners. The applicant institution must meet the eligibility requirements and assumes all legal, programmatic, and financial responsibilities under the award.
For more information, please visit grants.gov.