RWJF Releases 2017 County Health Rankings
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RWJF Releases 2017 County Health Rankings

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its 2017 County Health Rankings and one of its key findings suggests we need to do better: “More Americans are dying prematurely across the U.S.” The real “Uh-Oh!” about this finding is that …

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Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for its Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET), a grant opportunity designed to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce to serve populations across the lifespan, including rural …

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Community Health Network Awarded $2.5 million from CMS!

Congratulations to long-time Words for Good client, Community Health Network! The Indianapolis-based health system has been awarded more than $2.5 million over five years from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the CMS Innovation Center’s Accountable …

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Area Health Education Centers Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), is accepting applications for its Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. The AHEC Program is charged with developing and maintaining community-based training programs with a focus on primary …

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Choosing Care Challenge”

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)’s Choosing Care Challenge supports unique technology solutions to enhance patient decision-making. Specifically, the goal of the Challenge is to improve patient follow-through on recommendations made during a doctor’s appointment, whether that be medicine, testing, …

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PCORI’s New Online System…and more!

On January 24th, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) launched a new application portal designed to improve and streamline its Letter of Intent (LOI) and application submission process. The enhanced online portal is intended for both new requests (beginning with …

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Round Three of Next Generation ACO Model is Introduced by CMS Innovation Center

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has opened a third application round for its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. CMS is dedicated to improving care, improving health, and decreasing expenditures for Medicare, Medicaid and …

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Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for grants under its Maternal and Child Health Collaborative Office Rounds (MCH COR) opportunity. The program is premised on evidence showing that approximately one in four children between four months …

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PCORI Opportunities

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has reopened a previous opportunity and is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for several other opportunities. In all of its studies, PCORI aims to gather better, more relevant evidence to help patients make more …

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Office of Research Integrity Announces Two Funding Opportunities

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Research Integrity (ORI), has made two recent announcements regarding the anticipated availability of funds for the programs described below. ORI is charged with identifying risk factors that increase the …

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