Program Summary

Program Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will assess whether systematically identifying the health-related social needs of community-dwelling Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, including those who are dually eligible, and addressing their identified needs, impacts those community-dwelling beneficiaries’ total health care costs and their inpatient and outpatient health care utilization. The Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model addresses a gap in the current delivery system by funding interventions that connect community-dwelling beneficiaries with community services. The AHC model will test three community-focused interventions of varying intensity and their ability to impact total health care costs and inpatient and outpatient health care utilization. This model will engage community-dwelling Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries of all ages (children and adults). CMS will award, through a competitive process, renewable one-year cooperative agreements to successful applicants (award recipients). Applicants may apply to participate in one or two tracks, but successful applicants will be selected to participate in a single track only. Each track will run for a five-year period.

Estimated awards: Increase Awareness (Track 1): Up to $1 million;  Provide Assistance (Track 2): Up to $2.57 million;  Align Partners (Track 3): Up to $4.51 million

Application Limits

Application Limits

Applicant institutions may apply to no more than two AHC tracks.

 

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
January 29, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
Internal Letters of Intent will be peer reviewed
Sponsor Letter of Intent
February 8, 2016
Sponsor Application
March 31, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form will be peer reviewed.   In lieu of completing the lay summary section, please attach:

  1. Project abstract summary:  A one-page abstract should serve as a succinct description of the proposed project and should include the track the applicant is applying for, the goals of the project, the total budget, the number of projected clinician participants, and a description of how the funds will be used.
  2. PI CV:  Up to 4 page NIH Style Biosketch

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.