U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
The purpose of Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HIC) grant program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and professionals who serve such families. The goal of the F2F HIC Program is to promote optimal health for CYSHCN and facilitate their access to an effective health delivery system by meeting the health information and support needs of their families. The F2F HIC Program also assists in assuring that families of CYSHCN will partner in decision making at all levels (i.e. individual, peer, community, or systems). It is vital that health be the major focus of all applications.
Specifically, the F2F HICs are statutorily required to:
- Assist families of CYSHCN to make informed choices about health care in order to promote good treatment decisions, cost effectiveness, and improved health outcomes
- Provide information regarding the health care needs of and resources available for CYSHCN
- Identify successful health delivery models for CYSHCN
- Develop with representatives of health care providers, managed care organizations, health care purchasers, and appropriate State agencies, a model for collaboration between families of CYSHCN and health professionals
- Provide training and guidance regarding the care of CYSHCN
- Conduct outreach activities to families of CYSHCN, health professionals, schools and other appropriate entities
- Be staffed by such families who have expertise in Federal and State public and private health care systems; and by health professionals
Amount: Up to 51 grants of up to $95,700 each will be made.
Eligibility: Public and private entities, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations. Eligibility for this funding is limited to applicants within the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Note: A pre-submission technical assistance conference call will be held on October 31, 2014 at 11:00 am MST.
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