Implementation/Safety Net Awards
Deadlines & Opportunities

UCLA CTSI and DHS intend to issue one pilot grant of up to $150,000 for up to two years to support the design and small scale implementation of interventions within DHS that will achieve the goals of quality, efficiency and patient centered care. 

DHS will provide operational support for the selected projects. The partners intend to support scientific endeavors that provide value to DHS within the project period and generate results that enable project teams to seek extramural funding for larger scale implementation or further application of the strategies tested in the project.  Acceptable funding mechanisms that applicant teams can seek to pursue include, but are not limited to, NIH R01, R21, R03; PCORI, AHRQ, CDC, and CMS Center for Innovation.

This RFA focuses on implementation, which refers to the systematic uptake of proven clinical treatments, practices, organizational, and management interventions into routine practice with the intent of improving health. The expected impact of this program on the DHS system includes impact on patients (e.g., increased access, improved experience, better health outcomes or reduced health disparities) and impact on efficiency (e.g., improving efficiency of outpatient care, reducing use of unnecessary diagnostic testing).

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