On behalf of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC) is requesting applications from qualified investigators through the Healthcare Access Initiative (HCA) to address the following categories:
1) Teaching and Training: The objective is to train culturally competent healthcare providers well versed in social determinants of health and health equity concepts to increase provider access for Medicaid enrollees
2) Collaborative: The objective is to establish a cardiovascular disease collaborative with an emphasis on health disparities
3) Community Health Worker: The objective is to expand utilization of community health workers (CHWs) to support statewide healthcare transformation efforts
Through its Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) Healthcare Access Initiative (HCA), the Government Resource Center (GRC) is seeking applications from institutions interested in being identified as the lead institution for a cardiovascular disease collaborative with an emphasis on health disparities.
QICs will be deployed on a regional basis to work in peer-to-peer relationships with health care practitioners serving Medicaid consumers, in practice based quality improvement collaboratives.
The Office of Health Transformation has identified that the State of Ohio needs rigorous research to identify interventions and resources needed to improve health outcomes for underserved populations and address this complicated health issue from a system's perspective.
The website will serve as the main marketing and communication tool for the GDM Project, which seeks to increase the rate of women attending postpartum-care visits and receive screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among women with a history of GDM through providing education and clinical training to both providers and clients.
The topics to be investigated are descriptive and modeled assessments of: 1) maternal and infant/child health; 2) the influence of determinants of health upon health status, access to care, and health care utilization; and 3) access to and use of patient-centered medial homes, including analysis of the concept of care consistent with a medical home.
In collaboration with ODM and GRC, the selected evaluator will finalize an evaluation design, timeline, and data collection methodology using appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to determine the MEDTAPP HCA Initiative's overall impact on the Ohio Medicaid population's access to quality healthcare.