The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Asthma Program Proposed Health System Strategies
Background: FDOH proposes implementation and expansion of two health system projects:
- Statewide, sector-specific, Learning and Action Networks (LANs)
- Community-based, multi-sector Asthma Care Teams (ACTs).
These two projects will work synergistically to improve collaboration (including cost sharing, communication, data sharing, and evaluation) between health care and public health agencies resulting in the progressive expansion of sustainable, comprehensive and seamless asthma control service networks across the state.
The Florida Asthma Coalition and the local asthma coalitions work together to increase awareness about asthma, and implement programs and interventions to make positive impacts across the state. There are currently four local/regional asthma coalitions:
Community Asthma Partnership – Wolfson Children’s Hospital (CAPW)
The coalition is a consortium of healthcare providers, community-based organizations, business professionals, educators, public health officials, and concerned citizens working together to tackle asthma as a threat to community health and well being. The coalition works to increase asthma awareness and education. For more information: http://www.communityasthmajax.org/
Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition (TBAC)
TBAC is a community-based voluntary health collaborative dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma. Through education and outreach, the coalition helps to bring effective self-management to those with asthma, including efforts to reduce asthma triggers in the environment, thus reducing the burden of asthma and improving air quality for everyone.
South Florida Asthma Consortium
The South Florida Asthma Consortium is comprised of professionals from all different sectors of the health and medical communities. Their goal is to provide the public with information that will enable all individuals to better manage and control asthma. For more information: http://www.southfloridaasthma.org/
Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition
The Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition began meeting in 2001 to plan a family asthma education event at All Children’s Hospital. The first Asthma Family Day was held in April 2002. The Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition has grown to become a community-wide organization of persons interested in improving the quality of life for children and adolescents who have asthma. For more information: http://www.allkids.org/asthma
Request for Proposals
Mini Grant Opportunity for Florida Asthma Coalitions and Asthma Care Teams to Implement a New Program or Enhance an Existing Program to Deliver Asthma-Self Management Education
The Florida Asthma Coalition, with help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health and Health Council of Southeast Florida, is offering a grant opportunity to all organizations in Florida that have a plan to deliver asthma self-management education at a local level using a team-based care approach. The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 2, 2017.
Programs which receive a mini-grant through this competitive Request for Proposals will be required to implement a new program or enhance an existing program and track health outcomes of participants. To qualify, programs must either:
- Be a member of a local asthma coalition in Florida as recognized by the Florida Asthma Coalition:
- Community Asthma Partnership – Wolfson Children’s Hospital (CAPW)
- Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition (TBAC)
- South Florida Asthma Consortium
- Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition
- Be a current or create a new local Asthma Care Team (ACT) in the state of Florida: comprised of representatives from a provider group (e.g. Federally Qualified Health Center or Patient Center Medical Home), school, hospital, pharmacy, local public health agency, housing entity and other partners the community deems beneficial.
This is a competitive funding opportunity. Priority will be given to applicants who are active members of the Florida Asthma Coalition.
The following are resources that may be helpful to you in developing your request for funding:
- Technical Assistance Call to review this funding opportunity, the application process, answer any questions and provide a brief overview of other resources
- Asthma Self-Management Education: A Compilation of Selected Resources
- Budget Template
- Performance Measure Template
- RFP Scoring Criteria
Inquiries About the RFP & Application
Questions about the RFP and application content may be asked during the Technical Assistance Call; otherwise, these types of questions should be submitted in writing via e-mail to Celine Ginsburg, Director of Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.