Donor Name: California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
The purpose of this request for information (RFI) is to identify primary care safety-net providers that may be interested in participating in a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) initiative in 2023–24 to help strengthen their capacity to serve older adults. Submitting a response to this RFI is the required first step of the application process.
In the first quarter of 2023, CHCF plans to launch an 18-month initiative (pending project approval) called “Strengthening Capacity of Safety-Net Providers to Care for an Aging Population.” CHCF is considering ways to support California safety-net primary care provider organizations with some combination of technical assistance, funding, and peer learning activities with the goal of helping to increase their capacity to serve older adults. CHCF will use this RFI to gauge interest and assess needs.
The program design is still being developed (and will be based in part on the responses to this RFI), but is anticipated to include some combination of elements such as:
- Structured technical assistance, educational content, and resources on core topics of interest to a cohort of participating organizations, and funding to support participation.
- For example, this could be structured as a learning community where participating organizations are provided with core educational content, centralized consulting support on key topics, one-on-one coaching to address unique planning and implementation needs, and periodic opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing and learning. CHCF funding could be used to offset some of the staff time needed for participation.
- An opportunity to request funding for organization-specific technical assistance or consulting support arranged by the organization itself, or to request support from a pool of consultants / technical assistance providers arranged by CHCF.
- For example, if a CHC has a specific technical assistance need (such as financial analysis) and has a specific consultant in mind to support their work, they could request funding to offset that consultant’s costs. Or, if CHCF determined that a “menu” of technical assistance topics would help one or more participating organizations, CHCF could contract with consultants to address those needs, and participating organizations could select from this menu and request assistance from these pre-selected consultants.
- Periodic stand-alone peer-to-peer sharing and learning opportunities through virtual meetings and one to two in-person meetings.
- For example, these could include topic-specific or peer learning meetings that participants could opt into or out of depending on the topic and their specific needs.
For more information, visit California Health Care Foundation.