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Grants to New Hampshire Vendors to Ensure
Access to Primary and Preventive Health Services

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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Public Health Services

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01/23/18 2:00 pm


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Grants to New Hampshire vendors to provide comprehensive primary care services on a statewide basis to improve patient outcomes, experience and care, and health disparities. The purpose of this grant is to improve access to primary and preventive care for all families and children, regardless of income.

The Department seeks one or more vendors who can provide support to the State’s primary care infrastructure by increasing access to and quality of health care related services through community health agencies in order to improve the health of New Hampshire’s population.

The Maternal and Child Health Section (MCHS) seeks to improve availability of and access to preventive and primary health care for all children and families regardless of income. To this end MCHS utilizes state and federal funds to ensure that primary health care and related Enabling Services are available for individuals, statewide. Rooted in a commitment to community-based, patient-centered care, community health agencies in New Hampshire typically focus on comprehensive services that meet the varying needs of their patient populations including enabling and social support services, chronic disease management and health education. In particular, these community health agencies utilize a medical home model to emphasize coordinated primary and preventive services that promote reductions in health disparities for low-income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, rural communities and other underserved populations. Community health centers are unique among primary care providers for the array of enabling services they offer, including, but not limited to, case management, translation, transportation, outreach, eligibility assistance, and health education.

Community health agencies throughout New Hampshire have demonstrated success in meeting the health care needs of the uninsured and under-insured citizens of the state. Nationally, patients served by community health centers tend to be young, socially vulnerable and their incidence of chronic conditions, like diabetes and hypertension, is disproportionate in comparison to the general population. As a result, health centers commit significant resources to not only manage complex health conditions but also to address the social health determinants influencing the health of their patients and community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 182688

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The Department may award one or more contracts to meet the needs of this program.

Term of Contract:

Contract(s) resulting from this grant will be effective April 1, 2018, or upon Governor and Executive Council approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2020.

The Department may extend contracted services for up to two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory vendor performance, continued funding and Governor and Executive Council approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are invited from qualified vendors.

More information about becoming an authorized vendor may be found here:

Pre-Application Information:

A Letter of Intent to submit a Proposal in response to this RFP is optional and must be received by December 15, 2017.

Receipt of the Letter of Intent by DHHS will be required in order to receive any correspondence regarding the RFP, any RFP amendments, in the event such are produced, or any further materials on this project, including electronic files containing tables required for response to this RFP, any addenda, corrections, schedule modifications, or notifications regarding any informational meetings for Bidders, or responses to comments or questions.

All questions about the RFP, including but not limited to requests for clarification, additional information or any changes to the RFP, must be made in writing, citing the RFP page number and part or subpart. The deadline for questions is December 21, 2017.

The deadline is January 23, 2018, 2:00 PM.

-Release RFP: 12/12/2017
-OPTIONAL Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: 12/15/2017
-RFP Questions Submission Deadline: 12/21/2017
-DHHS Response to Questions Published: 1/10/2018
-Technical and Cost Bids Submission Deadline: 1/23/2018 at 2:00 PM

Contact Information:

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

Brian Owens, Program Specialist IV

State of New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
Contracts & Procurement Unit
129 Pleasant St., Brown Building
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

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USA: New Hampshire