Presentation on theme: "FY 2004 Allied Health Project Grants Technical Assistance"— Presentation transcript:
1 FY 2004 Allied Health Project Grants Technical Assistance Allied, Geriatric & Rural Health BranchDivision of State Community and Public HealthBureau of Health Professions
2 Programmatic Inquiries: Young Song, M.S., M.P.H., R.D.Senior Program Management OfficerTelephone:Jennifer Sermas, MPTPublic Health AnalystTelephone:
3 Allied Health Grant Projects Application Deadline: January 13, 2004Application Availability Date:September 29, 2003Peer Review: April 7, 2004Grant Award : July 1, 2004
4 Application Procedures Allied Health Projects Grant application, Program abstracts, technical assistance slide presentation, peer review work sheet are downloadable on HRSA website:A paper copy, request CFDA fromor
5 HRSA Funding Opportunities HRSA Grants:FY 2004 HRSA PreviewConcisely summarizes all grant fundingopportunities in FY 2004Is downloadable on HRSA webpage:HRSA Contracts:Announcement is made on HRSA webpage:
6 Peer Review Become Peer Reviewer What Peer Reviewers Gain: Understanding of the grant-making processOpportunity to network with colleaguesChance to exercise professional judgement and expertiseIntellectual challengeHow to Apply to be a Peer Reviewer:Send your curriculum vitae (make sure it includes a coverpage expressing your interest in becoming a peer reviewer)as an attachment to an message toFor More Information on Peer Review, phone the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Office of Peer Review,
7 How Are Grantees Selected ? Through peer review process, peer reviewers will:Assess the responsiveness of applicationsagainst published review criteria.Meet and discuss the technical merits ofeach application and assign value of meritto each approved application.
9 Average Award Per Year and Range of Award Amounts FY 2003: $151,267; $116,341- $186,813FY 2002: $111,433; $63,305- $199,621FY 2001: $113,214; $23,176- $ 180,711
10 Previous Funding Experience In FY 2003, 30 applications were reviewed, 19 recommendedfor approval and 4 awarded grant funds. A total of 38projects (4 new projects ; 34 continuation projects) werefunded in the amount of $4.2 million.In FY 2002, 30 applications were reviewed, 17 recommendedfor approval and 17 awarded grant funds. A total 45 projects(17 new projects ; 28 continuation projects) were funded inthe amount of $4.9 million.In FY 2001, 46 applications were reviewed, 29 recommendedfor approval and 21 awarded grant funds. A total 48 projects(21 new projects ; 27 continuation projects) were funded inthe amount of $6.3 million.
11 ALLIED HEALTH PROJECT GRANTS SOURCE OF APPLICATION College & % % % % %UniversityCommunity % % % % %CollegeHospitals % % % % %Others % % % % %(Associations, Foundations,AHEC, State & Local Gov’t)
12 Allied Health Grants Award FiscalYearNumber of AwardsAverage$ Amountof AwardMaximum $ Amount of AwardMinimum $ Amount of Award199811107, 723181,44634,001199916106, 634169,20544,064200012105, 179202,41419,717200119113, 215180,71123,176200217114, 433199,62163,30520034151, 267186,813116,341
13 Allied Health Project Grants Distribution by Region FY 2003 Region Number of Awards & PercentI (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VM)II (NJ, NY, PR, VI) (25%)III (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA) (25%)IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TE) (25%)V (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)VI (AK, LA, NM, OK, TX)VII (IA, KS, MO, NE)VIII (CO, MT,ND, SD,UT, WY)IX (AZ,CA, Pacific Islands) (25%)X (AS, ID, OR, WA)
14 Eligibility Eligible entities are health professions schools, academic health centers, State or localgovernments, an Indian Tribe or Tribalorganization, or other public or private nonprofitentities, including faith-based organizations andcommunity-based organizations. Eligible academicinstitutions are also required to use funds incollaboration with two or more disciplines.
15 EligibilityAll applicants must include a minimum of two distinct allied health disciplines.All applicants must successfully demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration in training.All applicants must complete the program eligibility form. If the applicants fail to meet the program eligibility requirements, the application will be returned.
16 Interdisciplinary Training Interdisciplinary Training means a collaborativeprocess by which health care professionals –faculty, clinical preceptors, and communityhealth providers - plan and coordinate a programof education or training aimed at the preparationand functioning of interdisciplinary health careteams who will create solutions to health careproblems that transcend conventional, discipline-specific methods OR who will work together inservice of patient care needs.
17 Interdisciplinary Clinical Experience It means a structured clinical experience inany appropriate outpatient, home health,public health agency setting, nursing centeror hospital for the preparation of functioningteams of two or more health carepractitioners from different healthdisciplines who will coordinate theiractivities to provide services to a client orgroup of clients.
18 Purpose of Allied Health Projects Section 755 of the Public Health Service Actauthorizes the Secretary to award AlliedHealth Project grants to eligible entities toassist them in meeting the costs associatedwith expanding or establishing programsthat will increase the number of individualstrained in allied health professions.
19 Statutory Purposes of these Purposes: 1. Expand enrollments in allied Applicants must address at least oneof these Purposes:1. Expand enrollments in alliedhealth professions with the greatestshortages or whose services aremost needed by the elderly;
20 Statutory Purposes 2. Provide rapid transition training programs in allied health fields toindividuals who have baccalaureate degrees in health-related sciences;3. Establish community-based allied healthtraining programs that link academic centers to rural clinical settings;
21 Statutory Purposes 4. Provide career advancement training for practicing allied health professionals;5. Expand or establish clinical trainingsites for allied health professionals in medically underserved or rural communities in order to increase the number of individuals trained;
22 Statutory Purposes6. Develop curriculum that will emphasize knowledge and practice in the areas of prevention and health promotion, geriatrics, long- term care, home health and hospice care, and ethics;7. Expand or establish interdisciplinary training programs that promote the effectiveness of allied health practitioners in geriatric assessment and the rehabilitation of the elderly; and
23 Statutory Purposes8. Expand or establish demonstration centers to emphasize innovative models to link allied health clinical practice, education, and research.9. Plan, develop and operate or maintain graduate programs in behavioral and mental health professions.
24 Examples of Distinctive Allied Health Disciplines: Speech Pathology and NutritionMedical Technology and RadiographyPhysical Therapy and Occupational TherapyRespiratory Therapy and RadiographyEtc.
25 Examples of Non-Distinctive Allied Health Disciplines: Dental Hygiene and Dental AssistantPhysical Therapy and Physical Therapy AssistantUltrasound, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine and RadiographyMedical Technology, Cytotechnology and Laboratory AssistanceEtc.
26 Definition of Allied Health Professions Allied health professions include over 200 healthprofessions. Allied health professions include thosewho:Have A certificate, an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, or post baccalaureate training, in a science relating to health care;Share in the responsibility for the delivery of health care services or related services.
27 Exclusionary Definition of Allied Health Professions
28 Exclusionary Definition of Allied Health Professions
29 Allied Health Program Funding Factors Statutory Funding PreferenceFunding Priority
30 Statutory Funding Preference A “funding preference” is defined as thefunding of a specific category or group ofapproved applications ahead of other categoriesor groups of approved applications.The approved applicants that are above 20thpercentile will be divided into two groups.The group which met the funding preferenceand the group which did not. The group whichmet the funding preference will be funded firstbefore the group which did not regardlessof the score.
31 Statutory Funding Preference All applicants must complete the“Statutory Funding Preference Request for Medically Underserved Communities” form for the consideration.Applicants may opt one of below three:-Preference A-Preference B-New Program PreferenceAddress only one of three preferences for the consideration.
32 Statutory Funding Preference Preference A : Applicant demonstrates ahigh rate (a minimum of 20%) for placinggraduates in medically underserved areas (MUAs).Information on Medically Underserved Areas is available at:Information on Primary Medical Care Health Professionals Shortage Areas is available at:Information concerning Local Health Departments, applicants may call the National Association of County Health Officers (NACHO) at (202)
33 Statutory Funding Preference Preference B: Applicant demonstratesthat during the 2-year period preceding thefiscal year for which an award is sought, hasachieved a significant increase (a minimum50%) in the rate of placing graduates inmedically underserved areas.*** Make sure you have met a minimumof 50% increase.****
34 Statutory Funding Preference New Program Preference:Applicants must meet four or more of thefollowing seven new program criteria:1. The mission statement of the programidentifies a specific purpose of the program as being the preparation of health professionals to serve underserved populations;2. The curriculum of the program includes content which will help to prepare practitioners to serve underserved populations;
35 New Program Preference Criteria 3. Substantial clinical training experience isrequired under the program in medicallyunderserved communities;4. A minimum of 20 percent of the clinicalfaculty of the program spend at least 50percent of their time providing or supervisingcare in medically underserved communities;5. The entire program or a substantial portionof the program is physically located in amedically underserved community;
36 New Program Preference Criteria 6. Student assistance, which is linked toservice in medically underservedcommunities following graduation, isavailable to the students in the program;7. The program provides a placementmechanism for deploying graduates tomedically underserved communities.
37 Definition of New Program New program refers to any program that has graduated less than three (3) classesAfter a program has graduated at least three (3) classes, the program will be able to provide the information necessary for the general funding preference. Therefore, the program will not be considered a new program
38 Allied Health Funding Factors---Priority A “funding priority” is defined as the favorable adjustment of priority scores of individually approved applications.Five (5) additional points will be given to those who request and meet Priority A or Priority B.Applicant must indicate which priority is requested and describe how applicant met the funding priority in the priority request form.
39 Allied Health Funding Factors Priority A Priority A will be given to those who meetone of the following:Application from a school which qualifiesas a Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Serving Institution, Hispanic Serving Institution, Historical Black College and University, or Tribal College and University Serving Native Americans;
40 Allied Health Funding Factors Priority A Priority A will be given to those who meetone of the following:Activities carried out collaboratively with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historical Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities serving Native Americans with the purpose of meeting the needs of underserved populations;
41 Allied Health Funding Factors Priority A Priority A will be given to those who meetone of the following:Training conducted in underserved areas describe the type of training and the relative emphasis on such training in the curriculum along with a brief description of the underserved areas in which the training occurs;Additional activities and/or approaches designed to influence trainees to serve in underserved areas.
42 Allied Health Funding Factors Priority B Priority B will be given to those who demonstrate the project that is training allied health professionals experiencing shortage, such as medical technology, cytotechnology, genetic counseling and/or emergency preparedness.
44 Top 10 RecommendationsThoroughly read both the application kit and peer reviewer’s worksheet/summary. Contact program officer with any questions that may result.2. Read your competed application to ensure it “flows well” and creates a logical whole.Ask peers to read your application for clarity and content and provide you with feedback in time to incorporate their comments. It may be helpful to provide them with the Peer Reviewer’s worksheets to guide their “review”.
45 Top 10 Recommendations 4. Address each element of the proposal paying attention to details. Use providedchecklist and reviewing it prior tosubmission may be helpful.5. Strongly recommend to apply for thestatutory funding preference.6. Carefully craft and review the summary ofthe project ensuring it’s ability tocommunicate the listed elements. Strive tomake a strong impression on the peer reviewersand use the section to effectively package thewhole proposal.
46 Top 10 RecommendationsClearly and effectively address each review criteria.Clearly communicate to peer reviewers in your proposal and leave nothing to their imagination.Write your material in a “reader friendly” fashion.Stay within the page limit (80 pages) including appropriate support letters and other appendices.Plan a realistic budget reflecting an accurate budget period.
47 ChecklistCheck if you clearly demonstrated the statutory program requirement of the interdisciplinary collaboration in the Allied Health Program Eligibility Form.Check if you correctly filled out the Funding Preference Request Form or/and the Funding Priority Request Form for the consideration.Check your proposal for completeness before submission to ensure all pages are included. Do not to exceed the 80 page limit.The applications that are exceed page limit will be returned unprocessed.Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the due date, Jan13, If mailing the application, send the original and two (2)copies of the application.