Department of Health and Human Services: Health Center Controlled Networks
The Health Resources and Services Administration will support Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), which are groups of health centers working together to use health information technology (health IT) to improve operational and clinical practices.
The purpose of this project is to support health centers to leverage health IT to increase their participation in value-based care through:
- Enhancing the patient and provider experiences
- Advancing interoperability
- Using data to enhance value
Amount: A total of $42,000,000 is expected to be available annually to fund approximately 50 recipients. The maximum annual award amount is dependent upon the number of participating health centers (PHCs), with a minimum award size of $500,000 for 10-14 PHCs.
Eligibility: Domestic public or private nonprofit entities, domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations.
Applicants must be one of the following:
- A network (referred to as an HCCN) that is at least majority controlled and, as applicable, at least majority owned by Health Center Program award recipients (i.e., the majority of the governing board members are Health Center Program award recipients); or
- A current Health Center Program award recipient, funded for at least the two consecutive preceding years, applying on behalf of an HCCN
The HCCN must: (1) be at least majority controlled and, as applicable, at least majority owned by Health Center Program award recipients, and (2) have its own governing board, independent of the boards of its health center members.
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