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Effectiveness of Primary Care Services within the Safety Net

The goal of this strategy is to ensure services offered within the Safety Net are effective in the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. Funding opportunities exist for three main types of projects under this strategy: capacity building for providers to improve their ability to serve as medical homes; implementation of evidence-based chronic disease management programs; and implementation of evidence-based disease prevention programs. There are many components that make a primary care center a medical home, from investments in information technology to quality improvement strategies. Similarly, it takes a certain level of provider capacity to implement evidence-based programs and provide high quality care. With this in mind, the Foundation will support the following:

What We Will Fund:

  • Evidence-based programs or programs following a theoretical model
  • Staff training and train-the trainer programs
  • EHR/IT infrastructure
  • Technical Assistance/Consultations
  • Needs Assessment
  • Accreditation assistance

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Existing programs/infrastructure
  • Programs or interventions that cannot become self-sustaining
  • Programs or interventions with a low reach of participants

When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted year-round

Grant Amount:

One to two year grants. Projects range from $40,000 to $75,000


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