Contract: $189,892 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Sep. 30, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this contract is to provide services for the Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH) program(s) to provide opportunities for health professions students and residents to serve on multidisciplinary health care teams in underserved communities throughout the United States and its territories, thereby establishing and strengthening links between community-based sites and academic institutions. As a contractor, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC) goal will be to assist the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Services (BCRS) with its recruitment and the retention efforts of health care professionals for primary health care service; and facilitate and strengthen partnerships between communities and academic institutions (community-academic linkages). In order to accomplish these goals, MLCHC will: • Provide rotational experiences for health professions students and residents to apply their classroom experiences into practice in a primary care setting; • Provide multidisciplinary health care team training model for students and residents; • Implement a curriculum aimed to develop culturally competent, community minded primary care providers; • Strengthen statewide partnerships committed to meeting the diverse primary care needs of the underserved; and, • Address the geographic disparities in Massachusetts that challenge clinical placements and other pipeline development programs. MLCHC will accomplish these objectives by implementing the following SEARCH programs: • Greater Boston SEARCH – A Multi-cultural Urban Learning Experience -The proximity of community health centers, cultural and ethnic populations and academia, provides a rich opportunity for SEARCH in Greater Boston area. • Western MA (Berkshires) SEARCH – A Rural Health Experience - Offers SEARCH participants a unique opportunity to live and work in rural towns of western MA.
Project Description: The effective date of the award was September 30, 2009. The Project Director contacted the subcontractors, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the Berkshire AHEC, to notify them of the award. MLCHC is preparing the subcontract paperwork necessary to formalize the SEARCH partnership and to clearly define responsibilities and deliverables. Please note that as of 9/30/09 the sub award date is TBD as the sub contractors have not signed the subcontracts. Project Director has begun to identify community health centers to serve as SEARCH sites. This task will roll into next quarter as we continue to reach out to health centers and their primary care providers by educating them about SEARCH and recruit SEARCH faculty. Project Director has obtained information and registration materials from UMMS regarding the preceptor training workshop dates, entitled Teaching of Tomorrow 2010, which will train our SEARCH faculty. This information will be disseminated to primary care providers identified as potential SEARCH faculty. Project Director is working to schedule a date to convene the first MA SEARCH Advisory Board planning meeting. The meeting with the SEARCH project officer will take place on Tuesday, October 13th from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
Jobs Summary: Effective date of the award is September 30, 2009. No activity has begun on this contract. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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