The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is accepting applications for quality improvement projects that address anti-Black racism in California’s health care delivery system.
Donor Name: California Health Care Foundation (CHCF)
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 Years
Through this request for proposals (RFP), CHCF hopes to accelerate implementation of such projects, learn from them, and contribute to building a knowledge base for clinical interventions that measurably improve the health outcomes and health care experiences of Black Californians.
The goal of this RFP is to solicit projects that address anti-Black racism in the health care system. CHCF seeks to support five to eight projects that have the potential to accelerate change in delivery system policies and practices in the near term.
- Applicant organization’s patient demographics — sufficient access to Black patients
- Urgency of disparity in care as evidenced by currently available data on disparities or, where disparities are suspected but not measured, efforts to quantify disparities to drive improvement
- Potential for project to measure targeted outcomes within the grant period
- Degree to which proposed project will specifically address Black health equity in the delivery system
- Institutional support for the project
- Potential for the project, if successful, to change policy or practices or both within the applicant institution
- Reasonableness of the budget and strength of the budget justification
- Applicant organization agreement to share its intervention and findings
- Strength of proposed project team
Applicants may apply for grants of up to $150,000 for a two-year grant period to implement and assess the impact of efforts to improve equitable medical care for Black Californians in public or private clinics, hospitals, and medical practices
- Projects must address equitable clinical quality of care for Black Californians and include one additional domain of the Equity Quality Framework noted above to boost the success of the project. (For example, the clinical goal may be increasing timely colorectal cancer screening and followup that requires changes in scheduling to address equitable access to care.) Projects may be pilot programs or existing programs that aim to improve clinical care for Black Californians that incorporate an anti-Black racism component (e.g., acknowledge and correct practices that disadvantage Black patients, like the use of different and scientifically unjustified criteria for renal disease in Black patients).
- Each project must assess impact or progress toward stated goals that use process measures tightly linked to outcomes (e.g., improving colorectal cancer screening) or outcome measures that can be assessed within the two-year grant period (e.g., improved control of hypertension). Grantees may apply to use funds solely for assessing the impact of an existing intervention or allocate some funds to intervention and some to assessment.
- The goal of this effort is to seed sustainable changes in care delivery. Therefore, grantees will be required to complete a sustainability plan that can be used to integrate successful interventions into regular clinical practice.
- Lastly, grantees will be required to share their approaches and lessons learned with fellow grantees and in CHCF publications at the appropriate level of specificity. Publications will be prepared in collaboration with grantees and written by a professional writer.
For more information, visit CHCF.