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Closing the Gap Grant

Contact the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

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    Office of Minority Health and Health Equity 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A25 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1746 

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The state-funded program, Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities "Closing the Gap" (CTG) grant, section 381.7356, Florida Statutes, supports communities, faith-based, and other organizations to eliminate health disparities. CTG grants fund communities to work with partners to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations, eliminate barriers and achieve optimal health in Florida.

Current Grant Opportunity

2022-2023 Pilot Programs to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity through Telehealth (SMMT) in Duval and Orange Counties

The Florida Department of Health, through its Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, announces the availability of funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 awards for pilot programs to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) through telehealth in Duval and Orange Counties. The goal of the SMMT Pilot Program is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve health outcomes for eligible patients.

The grant will establish SMMT Pilot Programs in Duval and Orange counties to use telehealth to provide enhanced maternity care to eligible pregnant and postpartum patients in accordance with section 383.2163, Florida Statute.  Each SMMT Pilot Program will use telehealth to assess eligible patient’s service needs and gaps, link eligible patients to social services, medical care, and education, coordinate care, provide for services not covered by insurance, and provide Eligible Patients telehealth tools for wellness checks.  Each SMMT Pilot Program will also provide health equity and telehealth training for participating health care practitioners and perinatal professionals. The SMMT Pilot Programs will expand the use of technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve maternal health conditions.

  • Request for Applications Released and Advertised: May 10, 2022
  • Pre-Application Conference Call: May 16, 2022
  • 2nd Pre-Application Conference Call: May 23, 2022
  • Application due: June 7, 2022

 

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2021-2023 CTG Current grant recipients were posted April 21, 2021. Please see the list below or click here to read the notice: RFA20-005 Award Notice  (Currently Closed)

The Florida Department of Health issues this Notice of Intent to Award to the following Applicants:

  • Best Care Health Systems
  • BEST
  • Big Bend AHEC
  • Big Bend Cares
  • Broward Urban League
  • Caridad Center
  • Center for Change
  • Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research
  • Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward
  • Hebni Nutrition Consultants
  • Latino Salud
  • MAACAA
  • Metropolitan Charities
  • Miami-Dade AHEC
  • Mother Cares
  • Prideline Youth Services
  • Serving Children
  • Simeon Resource and Development Center for Men, Inc
  • Sickle Cell Foundation
  • YMCA of Tampa

 

The Florida Department of Health issues this Notice of Intent to Award to the following Applicants: 

Orlando Health, Inc.                                                                              Maternal and Child Health                            $1,836,660.85

Agape Community Health Center, Inc                                      Maternal and Child Health                            $2,400,000.00

 

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How to apply - Any person, entity, or organization located in a Florida county may apply for a CTG grant and serve as the lead agency to administer and coordinate project activities within the counties and develop community partnerships necessary to implement the grant.