Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) - Community, Family Health and Prevention Section (CFHPS) - Office of Oral Health
09/06/19 3:30 PM EST Receipt
Contract for services to Connecticut nonprofit and for-profit health centers, with dental health professional shortage area designation, and state agencies to improve oral health and chronic disease outcomes for at-risk patients. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for creative medical-dental integration projects that address common risk factors for children who are at risk for tooth decay and childhood obesity, and adults at risk for oral disease and prediabetes. The grant has two components; all applicants are required to respond to Component 1, while Component 2 is optional.
The selected FQHCs will 1) collaborate inter-professionally with medical and dental teams to develop systems and workflows to identify, screen, refer, and track at risk patients to improve oral health and chronic disease outcomes, 2) increase medical and dental provider knowledge and skills to integrate oral health and chronic disease, and 3) develop a sustainability plan to ensure the continuation of the project.
The focus of Component 1 is to address the common risk factors associated with obesity and dental caries in children by developing a systematic approach to identifying at-risk children in dental HPSAs, to provide basic nutrition and oral health counseling as it relates to these risk factors, to initiate referrals to primary medical care and dietitians for follow-up when indicated, and to establish client tracking and bi-directional communications systems and payment sustainability. The three main goals are:
The focus of Component 2 is to integrate prediabetes screening, counseling and referral into dental settings at designated dental HPSAs by identifying adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and initiating referrals to primary medical care for follow up, as well as a referral from dental care providers to a CDC recognized, LCP. Component 2 also aims to implement a multi-faceted, innovative approach to engage dental providers to integrate evidence-based, prediabetes screening, referral and education into daily dental practice. The four main goals are to:
Proposals much outline an innovative medical-dental integration project that improves health outcomes associated with childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in dental settings. For information about the elements that must be addressed, see: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/dph/rfp/PDF/CT-DPH-20200903-RFPMedical-Dental-Integration-ProjectFinal.pdf?la=en#page=24
GrantWatch ID#: 186622
Five awards. Two of the five awardees will be selected to implement Component 2 in addition to Component 1.
The award of any contract pursuant to this RFP is dependent upon the availability of funding to the Department. The Department anticipates the following:
- Total Funding Available: $87,900
- Contract Cost: $27,900-$30,500 per FQHC per year
- Total Funding Available: $200,000
- Contract Cost: $50,000 per FQHC per year
Contract period: February 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOIs by mail or email to:
Maryanne Goss, MA, Health Program Associate,
Community, Family Health and Prevention Section
CT Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11DNT
Hartford, CT 06134
Full proposals must be mailed, couriered, or hand-delivered to Maryanne Goss.