No Wrong Door System Governance: Improving Access to LTSS for Individuals and Family Caregivers

ACL will fund up to 10 states to undergo a two-year process where in the first year the states will assess individual and family caregiver access to LTSS. This includes the mapping of key coordination referral sources such as Social Health Access Referral Platforms (SHARPs) sometimes used by health care providers and payers to refer patients to CBOs for services to address their health- related social needs. Individuals’ and family caregivers’ perspectives and needs will inform the development of a strong NWD governance structure. Governance must involve a collaborative effort among multiple state agencies and key stakeholders. NWD Systems serve people who represent a variety of ages, disabilities, incomes, nationalities, citizenship statuses, cultures, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, or languages.
 
This funding will allow the State to develop NWD System governance that includes health systems (or health system state associations) to establish partnerships that enable individuals to access services to transition from hospitals and nursing homes to home and the community. After completing the access analysis in the first year of the grant, the state’s NWD System governing body will use the second year of the grant to develop a plan to address the identified individual and caregiver access challenges and service or population gaps.
 
Applications for this opportunity are due on July 5, 2022.
 
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Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Date Closing: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
The Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Award Amount: 
$450,000
Contact Email or Phone: 
Ami.Patel@acl.hhs.gov