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Accessibility and Utilization of Services within the Safety Net

This funding opportunity is to ensure that vulnerable and underserved individuals appropriately access and utilize primary care services offered within the region’s primary care safety net. In particular, the Foundation is interested in efforts to assist newly insured and uninsured individuals establish and maintain a medical home within the health care safety net. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a medical home as one that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. Patients often face significant barriers in accessing timely care, such as lack of transportation, child care, or unfamiliarity with navigating the healthcare system. The Foundation will give priority to projects that propose to reduce barriers and increase access to primary care services.

What We Will Fund:

  • Programs to increase patient health insurance literacy
  • Patient education focused on the importance of completing well-care visits
  • Promotion of care-seeking behaviors in non-emergency situations
  • Assistance in choosing a medical home
  • Programs that engage patients in their own care

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Programs that only maintain service reach capacity
  • General operating support

When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted year-round

Grant Amount:

One to two year grants. Projects range from $50,000 to $100,000


If you are interested in this particular strategy, please contact Fernanda Kuchkarian at 305-374-6442 or