Wednesday, March 23, 2016
NYS Health Foundation Launches Consumer Empowerment Initiative, Seeks Proposals
The New York State Health Foundation launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its newest priority area: Empowering Health Care Consumers.
Too often the health care system is putting patients last, when they should come first. NYSHF wants to change that dynamic and increase health care consumers' choice, control, and convenience. Through this RFP, they expect to fund ambitious, large-scale projects or studies that may, as examples: create new tools and resources for consumers; make the health care system easier to navigate; identify effects of consolidation; or address systemic, repeated problems.
Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to be considered for a full proposal invitation. The application process will open on April 18, 2016, and the deadline for the online inquiry is May 17, 2016. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with a deadline of July 26, 2016. Applicants may be from outside of New York State, but the project or analysis must be specific to New York.