REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
National Quality Initiative to Improve
School Health and Mental Health

Request for Applications to Participate in the National Quality Initiative
to Improve School Health and Mental Health

*Applications due Friday, May 1, 2020*

OPPORTUNITY: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

The School-Based Health Alliance invite states to apply to participate in a 12-month School-Based Health Center Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) focused on making measurable improvements in the health of students during the 2020-21 school year. Successful applicants will form a CoIIN team comprised of both state and local partners, including at least five school-based health centers. Applications are due May 1, 2020.

INITIATIVE OVERVIEW – CoIIN

This CoIIN is part of the School Health Services National Quality Initiative (NQI) funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. A CoIIN brings together multidisciplinary teams of federal, state, and local public and private leaders in partnership with recognized subject matter experts to address a specific, complex challenge. Through in-person and virtual meetings, participants in this CoIIN will: 1) access a national network of peers working to achieve similar goals, 2) receive expert technical assistance and coaching, 3) share best practices and lessons learned, and 4) track their progress toward similar benchmarks and shared goals.

State CoIIN teams will work toward the following goals:

  • Improving the quality and sustainability of health and mental health services delivered to students in schools;
  • Expanding access to school-based health and mental health services to a greater number of children and adolescents; and
  • Working with state leadership to advance policies and programs that promote quality, sustainability, and growth of school-based health and mental health services.

INITIATIVE OVERVIEW – COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

The School Health Services NQI also includes a National Community of Practice (CoP) that will convene quarterly through an online communications platform to connect state agency and organization leaders. Broadly, a Community of Practice refers to a group of people who share a common concern or passion for something they do and, through regular interaction, deepen their knowledge and improve their practice and effectiveness. This CoP will help accelerate and spread innovations in quality care, best business practices, and policies that have been discovered and tested at the site level. This CoP will foster state and local partnerships, with the ultimate goal of garnering support for school health services and improving sustainability of high-quality, school health services at local, state, and national levels.

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APPLICATION SUPPORT WEBINARS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

All applications must be submitted via email to Paula Fields at pfields@sbh4all.org by 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 1, 2020. Faxed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. The applicant will receive an email confirmation of receipt of the application.

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