The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support projects that seek system improvements, practice innovations, or interventions designed to give patients of color a meaningful role in their health care at the individual and systems levels.
At the clinical level, patients should be empowered to get their needs met and have a voice in health care decisions. At the policy level, patients and consumers should help drive and inform decisions that affect health care policy, quality, access, and costs in New York State. But patients are often marginalized rather than placed at the center of the health care system, especially people of color. Although all patients should be valued as partners, patients of color can face particular obstacles, including racism, bias, mistrust, and gaps in communication between patients and physicians. This RFP aims specifically to advance racial health equity by engaging patients as partners.
This RFP is open only to organizations based in New York State. Applicants will be allowed to partner or subcontract with a non-New-based organization if it offers resources and expertise beneficial to the project. Through this RFP, awards of up to $200,000 will be granted to organizations for New York-targeted projects. Priority will be given to organizations and projects led by people of color and projects that meaningfully engage consumers and patients from communities of color.
Applicants must first complete an online inquiry form by December 8, 2020. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals by February 18, 2021.
For details and to apply, click here.