Request for Proposals
California Community Care Coordination Collaborative:

A Learning Collaborative of Communities Building Systems of Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health invests in programs that promote a high quality health care system for children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families. A key component of an effective system is the provision of care coordination that is family-centered, assessment-driven, team-based and guided by individualized care plans designed to meet the needs of children and youth while enhancing the care-giving capabilities of families.

The Foundation seeks proposals from community-based, multi-agency coalitions in California with an interest in improving local systems of care coordination for CSHCN. Grants of up to $40,000 for 18-month projects will be awarded, and grantees will be required to participate in a multi-site learning collaborative with other community coalitions. The collaborative will provide a structured opportunity for funded coalitions to learn from one another, identify areas of shared need, discuss emerging challenges, and connect with others engaged in improving care coordination for CSHCN. For more information and to download the RFP and application forms, visit http://www.lpfch.org/cshcn/advocacy/join-advocacy-network.

An informational webinar for applicants will be held on January 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. PST to provide information on care coordination systems and the learning collaborative approach, and to answer questions from those preparing proposals. To join the online event, go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/539646657. To join the teleconference only, the dial-in number is 1-786-358-5418 and the access code is 539-646-657.

Applications are due by Friday, February 8, 2013. Selected projects will begin April 1, 2013. For more information, please contact the Foundation's Grants Manager at grants@lpfch.org.