The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program supports projects that demonstrate creative or effective models of outreach and service delivery in rural communities. Funding can be used to meet a broad range of health care needs from health promotion and disease prevention to expanding health services and case management for chronic disease. These projects address the needs of a wide range of rural population groups including, but not limited to, low-income populations, the elderly, pregnant women, infants, adolescents, minority populations, and populations with special health care needs. The emphasis of this grant program is on service delivery through collaboration, adoption of an evidence-based or promising practice model, demonstration of health outcomes, and sustainability.
The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) provides technical assistance to the Outreach grantees as they work to develop multi-organizational partnerships and improve the access and quality of rural health services. GHPC’s technical assistance is focused on customizing support to individual grantee collaboratives, facilitating connections across grantee communities and assisting in the development of strategies to sustain program impacts.