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Grants for Idaho's Rural Hospitals, EMS Agencies,
and Health Networks to Improve Quality of Care

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Idaho State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Deadline Date:

11/01/12 5:00 PM Mountain Time


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Grants of up to $20,000 are available for Idaho's critical access hospitals, rural health networks, and EMS agencies to support emergency and primary health care services. Priority areas for this funding opportunity are supporting projects and partnerships designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care and to support development and community engagement of health systems. This includes EMS systems and specifically ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), stroke programs, and trauma system development.

Projects must be data-driven and include well-defined performance goals and outcomes. For example:
• Quality: data sources, such as CART/Hospital Compare, Idaho Hospital Association clinical indicators, and others, can be used to identify a need for clinical quality improvement or patient safety projects (e.g., increasing pneumonia vaccination rates).
• EMS Agencies could consider using Idaho Pre-hospital Electronic Record Collection System (PERCS) or other agency clinical data to identify the baseline data and performance targets.

Funds cannot subsidize activities that are a routine part of doing business as a CAH or EMS agency. Examples include, but are not limited to: replacement of routine supplies, preparation for routine re-surveys, or licensure, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130478

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

December 3, 2012 - August 31, 2013.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Designated CAHs
Rural health networks (must be nonprofit and include at least three CAHs or rural EMS agencies)
Rural EMS agencies that directly serve a CAH area

Pre-Application Information:

Grantees are not eligible to receive this funding in two consecutive grant cycles

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Idaho State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
450 W. State Street- 4th floor
P.O. Box 83720 Boise, Idaho 83720-0036

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho