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Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation Services for Women Across the Nation (NC WISEWOMAN)

Contracts for Services to North Carolina Nonprofit Agencies to Provide
Underserved Women with Heart Disease Screening Services

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Public Health (DPH) - Chronic Disease and Injury Section - Cancer Prevention and Control Branch

Conf. Date:

06/13/19

LOI Date:

06/19/19

Deadline Date:

07/19/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Contracts for services averaging between $6,575 and $35,000 to North Carolina private and public nonprofit agencies to provide services to screen eligible women (ages 40 to 64) for cardiovascular disease. Funding is intended to reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease among underserved women.

The NC Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation For Women Across the Nation (NC WISEWOMAN) Project promotes effective screening and lifestyle intervention strategies for cardiovascular health in order to reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke and reduce mortality in eligible underserved women of North Carolina. To be eligible for the NC WISEWOMAN Project, participants must be eligible for the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (NC BCCCP) but need not be enrolled.

Program Goals and Objectives:

Goals: To provide eligible women having chronic disease risk factors with screenings, lifestyle programs, and referral services to prevent cardiovascular disease. (Refer NC WISEWOMAN PROJECT ELIGIBILITY in Section III SCOPE OF SERVICES).

Objectives:

- Provide cardiovascular screening and follow-up services through local contractors.
- Provide women who have abnormal Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) screening results with referrals for medical evaluation, healthy behavior support services (HBSS), team-based care, smoking cessation, community-based resources and clinical linkages, and other healthy lifestyle interventions.
- Evaluate the results of the Project including the effects of specialized counseling and interventions.

Outcomes:

- Individual screening goals shall be set with each Contractor based on capacity, prior screening targets, successful outcome results in compliance with CDC performance indicators, and continued NC WISEWOMAN funding. Screening is intended to provide low income, underinsured or uninsured women eligible for the NC BCCCP program with chronic disease risk factor screenings, healthy behavior support options, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Screening and healthy behavior support options in the WISEWOMAN Project are expected to reduce mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular risks; increase early detection of cardiovascular disease; decrease risk and disabilities related to stroke; increase healthy lifestyles and improve quality of life.

Priority Population: The priority population is defined as women ages 40 to 64, who include ethnic minorities, who are uninsured or underinsured, or without a usual source of health care whose income is less than 250% of the federal poverty level. Special emphasis should be given to the priority population. All women served must meet the -eligible population requirements: For information on project deliverables, see the RFA: https://bcccp.ncdhhs.gov/rfa-364/RFA-A364-NC-WISEWOMAN.pdf#page=8.

For information on project deliverables, see the RFA: https://bcccp.ncdhhs.gov/rfa-364/RFA-A364-NC-WISEWOMAN.pdf#page=10

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186177

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$150,000

Number of Grants:

The Branch anticipates awarding 2-10 contracts.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each contract averaging $6,575-$35,000

The Contractor shall be reimbursed at a capitated rate of $245 per woman (including first health coaching) for providing cardiovascular disease screening services through the NC WISEWOMAN Project for up to the number of women specified and at a rate of $15 per session for second and third health coaching sessions for up to the number of women awarded. Additional sessions beyond these will not be reimbursed. In addition, $25 per woman is reimbursable for lifestyle program if chosen.

Term of Contract:

The Program period is a thirty-six (36) month period, beginning October 1, 2019 to September 29, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public and private non-profit agencies may apply and must be able to provide or subcontract for screenings for blood pressure, blood lipids, and glucose/Hgb A1C and in-depth counseling and coaching on CVD risk reduction strategies.

1. Applicants must have a referral resource for follow up of disease-level abnormal clinical findings.
2. Applicants must demonstrate ability to reach women ages 40-64.
3. Applicants must provide NC WISEWOMAN Project services to eligible women of 40-64 years of age, if the agency chooses to participate in the NC WISEWOMAN Project.
4. Applicants must have the ability to support expanded health promotion and health coaching services to women ages 40-64 that meet the eligibility criteria of the NC BCCCP and NC WISEWOMAN programs.
5. Applicants must demonstrate ability to document patient records, enter patient data into the State’s integrated database and attend trainings as required.
6. Applicants must provide, by stated timeline guidance, intense patient tracking, patient navigation and follow-up of abnormal cardiovascular disease screening results.
7. Applicants must designate a representative to oversee the program operations and serve as liaison (coordinator) with the NC WISEWOMAN Project staff.
8. Applicants must have a referral system with a licensed facility under the most recent Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) regulations for disease-level abnormal clinical findings.

This RFA is open to public and private non-profit agencies who shall offer the service to special populations (African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos) and the general public in accordance with CDC recommendations.

Local Health Departments are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

NC WISEWOMAN Project funds shall not be used to reimburse for treatment services. Payment to a subcontractor using NC WISEWOMAN funds is limited to those screening and diagnostic follow-up services listed in the current NC WISEWOMAN Project Services Fee Schedule. Only services listed on the NC WISEWOMAN Project Fee Schedule are reimbursable with program funds unless prior authorization is obtained from NC WISEWOMAN Project staff.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a Bidder's Teleconference at 10:00am on June 13, 2019 via conference call at 877-873-8019 using access code: 2658029.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process Summary Dates:

06/03/2019: Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.
06/13/2019: Bidder’s Conference / Teleconference at 10:00 am.
06/14/2019: End of Q&A period. All questions due in writing by 5:00 pm.
06/18/2019: Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.
06/19/2019: Notice of Intent due by 5:00 pm (requested but not mandatory).
07/19/2019: Applications due by 5:00 pm.
07/30/2019: Successful applicants will be notified.
10/01/2019: Proposed contract start date.

Written questions concerning specification in this Request for Application will be received until 5:00 pm Friday June 14, 2019 by email to Shamika Howell. As an addendum to this RFA, a summary of all questions and answers will be emailed, by June 18, 2019 to agencies and organizations who were sent a copy of this Request for Applications and will be placed on https://bcccp.ncdhhs.gov.

All grantees receiving federal funds must be actively registered in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database, or be willing to complete the registration process in conjunction with the award (see https://www.sam.gov). To maintain an active SAM record, the record must be updated no less than annually.

If your agency does not have a DUNS number, please use the D&B online registration (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) to receive one free of charge.

Private non-profit applicants must also be registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State to do business in North Carolina, or be willing to complete the registration process in conjunction with the execution of the contract documents. (Refer to: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/business_registration).

Contact Information:

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

Send LOIs and written questions to:

Shamika Howell
shamika.howell@dhhs.nc.gov

Send application by email to:

Tavonyia Thompson
Email: tavonyia.thompson@dhhs.nc.gov
Phone: (919) 707-5326

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA # A-364

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina