Health Equity Zones
Working together to invest in local communities
December 6, 2018
Save the Date!
Health Equity Zone Learning Community Event
Please join us for the next Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Learning Community session on Friday, February 1, 2019, from 8:30 to 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. More details and registration coming soon!
EOHHS Solicits Grant Proposals to Help Elderly, Rhode Islanders with Disabilities Thrive in Community
The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is soliciting proposals from qualified providers to deliver projects that help older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities thrive in the community. The agency has $500,000 to distribute through this request for proposals (RFP).
In May 2018, Governor Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island finances and delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities. Through this initiative, the Governor directed EOHHS and its partners to talk to Rhode Islanders about their experiences and use these insights to shape investments and improvements in the system.
The target population for this grant includes older adults (aged 60 or older) and adults with disabilities (18 or older) who:
• Have communication limitations that interfere with receipt of and response to information
• Require assistance to maintain health and address medical needs
• Function independently with assistive devices
• Require, and may lack, informal support for behavioral health needs, including a need for supervision
• Lack regular access to transportation
All proposals are due to the State by January 24, at 3 p.m. The initial contract period will begin in the Spring of 2019 and continue for one year. Contracts may be renewed for up to one additional 12-month period based on provider performance and the availability of funds. To read the full RFP and learn how to apply, visit this page.