Request for Applications 2021
The Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) has launched an aggressive plan to expand access to the Centering model of group healthcare in communities where group care can have the greatest impact. With this expansion, CHI has developed a program offering implementation support and facilitation training to 50 eligible sites - primarily in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Community Health Centers - eliminating the financial barrier to those in resource-limited communities.
If you are considering starting Centering or expanding your Centering practice to a new location, we can help. Valued between $21,000 - $54,000 per site, the award is designed to eliminate the financial barrier and bring Centering to communities where it can have the greatest impact.
Awardees are expected to begin Centering groups in the first year of implementation and have sufficient patient volume to start at least one new group each month. If your practice cannot meet these minimum patient numbers from your pool of patients identified for Centering, please carefully reconsider applying: In low-volume practices, Centering will need to be operationalized as the standard of care from day one in order to sustain the transition group care.
Please note that this is not a monetary award, but the awarding of in-kind services.
The Request for Applications outlines in detail the services awarded and requirements to apply.
Step 2: Based on the results of the Readiness Assessment, you may be eligible to apply for an Implementation Award. You will receive a Readiness Assessment number (RA-#.######) to enter into the application.
Applications are comprised of five components:
The goals of this expansion are to increase patient access to Centering care and increase our reach from 70,000 to 300,000+ patients per year. Based on past research, CHI expects the spread of Centering models to demonstrate a profound impact on health outcomes and equity at the selected sites:
CenteringHealthcare is a framework that provides structure and resources to apply the Centering methodology to any patient population appropriate for group care, goals will vary based on the patient population and local baselines.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout 2020 until all slots have been awarded. You can expect to hear back within four months of applying.
CHI is available to answer questions regarding the application process through your regional representative and via the CenteringConnects online forum. You do not need to register to view questions and responses. To pose a question, please register and login.