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Grant Opportunity: Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has announced the release of the Request for Applications for Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE).

This program is made available by support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is part of the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative.

Program Overview: SCALE is for communities in the United States to “substantially accelerate their health improvement journey.” SCALE aims to help organizations improve their capacity to achieve significant health improvement outcomes by learning from one another. The funder indicates, “SCALE will support communities in their efforts to address factors that contribute to health, lead complex change, and advance equity.”

Twenty Pacesetter communities will be selected to participate in SCALE, a 20-month intensive “learning and doing” program.  Pacesetter communities will receive support and training as well as $60,000 (plus up to $8,000 travel budget) over 20 months to support their programs. See the Pacesetter application for details on the awards as well as the program in general.

Up to 10 additional communities will be chosen to serve as part of the SCALE technical assistance team for Pacesetter communities. Mentors will take an “all teach, all learn” approach that will empower them to both share what they have learned with others who are at an earlier point in their process as well as learning from other mentors and even the Pacesetter communities. Mentor communities will each receive a $5,000-per-year stipend for their time and effort. See the Mentor application for details on the awards as well as the program in general.

The funding cycle begins May 1, 2015 and goes through December 31, 2016.

Who Can Apply: SCALE is open to community organizations from a defined geographic area with a shared governance structure, and a shared plan for improving health. The funder explains, “An ideal applicant would be a coalition that is representative of the community and is composed of at least three partnering organizations capable of addressing the determinants of health (across health care, public, education, public health, social services, etc.) Organizations must be linked to a coalition member with municipal or 501c(3) status and capable of receiving funds and accounting for how funds are spent.”
Application Deadline: March 4th, 2015

Where to Get More Information: Visit the SCALE Initiative page of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement website


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