Kaiser Permanente Washington periodically announces requests for proposals in line with our community program areas: advancing health equity; increasing access to health care and coverage for people who are uninsured and underinsured; promoting health weight, physical activity and access to healthy food; supporting mental health and access to mental health care; and strengthening economic and educational opportunities for underserved populations.

Planning, Start-up or Expansion Grant for School-Based Health Centers

School-based health centers (SBHCs) offer a proven means to increase access to care for school-aged youth. Yet less than 2% of Washington schools have them on their campuses. SBHCs provide comprehensive health services to children and adolescents in a setting that is trusted, familiar and immediately accessible. The presence and use of SBHCs have been associated with improved educational outcomes, including attendance and grades, and health-related outcomes including decreased emergency department use and hospital admissions.

Kaiser Permanente Washington is investing up to $1.7 million towards collaborative partnerships in the planning, start-up and expansion of school-based health centers (SBHCs) to improve the health of young people, promote the full participation of SBHCs in our regional health care system, reduce absenteeism and increase access to care for the most underserved populations in its communities.

An informational webinar will be held on January 16th from 11am-12pm PST https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/344169525291223554
Audio: 1 (562) 247-8422; Webinar ID: 454-019-176

Applications must be submitted online and are due February 15th, 2019 by 5pm.

RFP materials and required templates:
SBHC Request for Proposal (pdf)
SBHC application form-working copy (pdf)
SBHC RFP budget template (Excel)
SBHC RFP logic model template (Word)
SBHC RFP workplan/timeline (Word)