REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Diversity Center of Excellence of the Cornell Center for Health Equity is pleased to announce our COVID-19 Health Equity Initiative.
Deadline: July 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST
We will be supporting three types of projects:
Health Equity Telehealth COVID-19 Innovation Program, which will support:
- Projects to develop innovative e-learning for health professions students and clinicians on COVID-19 screening, testing, care; health disparities, primary care; train faculty and utilize distance learning platforms for interactive learning experiences related to COVID-19 and primary care to vulnerable and minority populations affected by COVID-19. Projects can also aim to provide on-line education to external colleagues.
- Projects to develop innovative telehealth initiatives to train students and clinicians in telehealth-enabled COVID-19 referral for screening and testing, outpatient care, and maintain primary care functionality away from physical sites, especially for COVID-19 positive, and high risk, low income, limited English proficiency, minority and vulnerable populations. This program will also focus on enhancing culturally competent, high quality health care to patients and communities impacted by COVID-19, including COVID 19 survivors.
- Budgets for projects can be between $5,000 up to $20,000. A maximum of four projects will be supported.
- Health Equity COVID-19 Faculty-Student Research Collaborative, to support research on COVID-19 health disparities and research training of URM students. Support includes project funding of $5-20,000 and stipends for up to five URM medical student researchers. A maximum of four projects will be funded. Applicants can include faculty members and faculty-student collaborators.
- Health Equity COVID-19 Academic-Community Partnership, which will fund up to three faculty-student collaboratives with community partners on projects that can focus on: COVID-19 testing, community education, outreach, and prevention; patient and community education; enhancement of access to primary care, including COVID-19 care, post COVID care; chronic disease prevention and treatment; promote service learning projects for medical students and other trainees, with an emphasis on utilizing e-learning and technology as components.
- We plan to provide funding of up to 3 community-based organizations to serve as partners and consultants in our service learning and community outreach initiatives. Community based organizations can benefit from these partnerships but also often donate their scarce resources to facilitate similar projects. We believe that funding to learn from their expertise in community engagement and support their staff collaboration is a more appropriate approach to service learning and community academic partnerships.
- Project costs of up to $15,000 will be covered. Community based organizations will receive grant support in addition, for up to $4,000.
- Applicants can include student organizations with faculty advisors serving as PI; faculty establishing or engaging in the development of community collaborations or community based service learning projects.
Susana Morales, MD | Director | Diversity Center of Excellence, Cornell Center for Health Equity
|Dear Community Partners, |
The City is now soliciting proposals for the new Community Engagement Initiative of the Test and Trace Corps. The NYC Test and Trace Corps (“Test & Trace”), led by NYC Health + Hospitals in partnership with DOHMH, and other City agencies, is a major component of the City’s effort to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The City currently seeks Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), including Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), to promote Test & Trace. This initiative will focus on ensuring that communities have direct access to COVID-19-related information and services that are accessible, culturally and linguistically responsive, and trauma- and resilience-informed. CBOs and FBOs situated in or serving communities most impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply.
Activities will include conducting outreach and public education regarding:
-Testing and tracing
-The benefits of wearing a mask
-Physical distancing, COVID-19 prevention
-Safe re-opening practices.
Proposals should demonstrate how your organization is able to effectively communicate to your targeted community reliable information about Test & Trace and the core public health guidance critical to stopping the continued spread of COVID-19.
This Request for Proposals will accept responses until 12PM on Monday, July 13th, 2020. Please note that only CBOs chosen for award will be contacted by the City.
The full Request for Proposals and link to apply can be found on the NYC Health + Hospitals website HERE (https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/test-and-trace/community-partnerships/) or HERE (https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/doing-business-with-us/).
If you have questions or comments, please email TestandTraceCorps@nychhc.org with “CBO Engagement grant” in the subject. Organizations who may not have previously responded to City solicitations are encouraged to inquire about additional information.
NYCEM Community Preparedness