Systematically deploying evidence-based services, including enhanced care coordination and home visiting, can help close the disparity gap by giving pregnant women access to the services they need to deliver healthier full-term babies.
Ohio Medicaid is designing a maternal and infant support program—including options for home visiting—to decrease preterm births, decrease infant mortality, and improve maternal health. To boost the efficacy of the new maternal and infant services, Ohio Medicaid is leveraging expertise from the Governor’s Office of Children’s Initiatives, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Interagency collaboration coupled with implementation of Medicaid’s maternal and infant support program will support Governor DeWine’s goal to triple the number of eligible women and children receiving home visiting services over the coming years. The maternal and infant support initiatives will build on the Ohio Medicaid’s ongoing support of pregnancy programs through the Medicaid managed care plans’ community infant mortality efforts that focus on reducing the disparity of African American infant outcomes.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio Medicaid’s managed care plans (MCPs) are pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for coordinated community programs to target the disparity in the African American infant mortality rate in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lucas, Mahoning, Montgomery, Stark, and Summit Counties.
RFA Overview Webinar Recording (enter your name and email address, click register, and the recording will load)
|RFA Dates||RFA Key Events|
|July 25, 2019||Request for applications (RFA) released|
|July 29, 2019||Webinar for potential applicants|
|August 2, 2019||Deadline for written questions-- submit to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|August 9, 2019||Question and answer document posted to ODM's website|
|August 12-16, 2019||Optional individual county TA sessions|
|September 13, 2019||Applications due by 5:00 EDT to email@example.com|
|October 11, 2019||Notice of awards|
|January 1, 2020||Project start date|