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Health Research, Inc. (HRI) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on behalf of the Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control (BCPC) are seeking bids from New York State (NYS) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) to participate in a project to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates in FQHC primary care practice sites. While contracts will be awarded to the FQHC, bids must be submitted for each clinic at which activities will be implemented.

Successful bidders will be awarded an initial contract for a six-month period, from January 1, 2023 to June 29, 2023 to support project start-up, a second, twelve-month contract period from June 30, 2023 to June 29, 2024 to support project implementation, and one additional twelve-month contract from June 30, 2024 to June 29, 2025 to support continued evaluation and monitoring of project impact on clinic CRC screening rates. Up to six (6) clinics across up to four (4) FQHCs will be selected for funding. Each FQHC may submit bids for up to two clinics.

Pending availability of funding, awarded FQHCs may be eligible for additional funding opportunities to expand and sustain project work in additional clinics in future years.

The project intent is to develop and implement a quality improvement (QI) plan that includes at least two of the four priority evidence-based interventions (EBIs) as identified by The Community Guide (client reminders, provider reminders, provider assessment and feedback, and reducing structural barriers) and other systems changes in each clinic site to make sustainable, lasting improvements in primary care clinic CRC screening rates. The NYSDOH will provide technical assistance on development and implementation of an approved QI plan and will support a learning collaborative across all participating clinics.

Bid surveys must be submitted to HRI/the NYSDOH via the following survey link no later than November 14, 2022 and must include completion of all questions in the survey.

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