Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network Coordination Center (ECCS CoIIN CC)


This announcement solicits applications for the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network[1] Coordination Center (ECCS CoIIN CC. The purpose of this program is to manage, coordinate, and execute a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) approach to assist the recipients of the ECCS Impact grant funding (HRSA 16-047) goals of reducing health disparities by enhancing early childhood (EC) systems building and coordination, and demonstrating improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health[2] and family well-being[3] indicators during the project period of this cooperative agreement..  The ECCS CoIIN CC will guide and facilitate three successive 18-month CoIIN cohorts[4] consisting of one to five (1 to 5) place-based communities[5] per participating ECCS Impact recipient utilizing CoIIN approaches and collective impact[6] principles to accelerate or improve results for families.  The ECCS CoIIN CC will provide intensive, targeted assistance to the ECCS Impact recipients for use in providing support to their identified place-based communities.  The ECCS Impact award competition is being announced through the HRSA funding opportunity HRSA-16-047 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Impact (ECCS Impact).  See Appendix A – Glossary of Terms for key definitions.  See Appendix B for a visual model of the working relationship between the ECCS CoIIN CC and the ECCS Impact recipients. [1] Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) – a group of self-motivated people (or organizations) with a collective vision, enabled by the Web to collaborate in achieving a common goal by sharing ideas, information, and work[1]. The CoIIN provides a platform for collaborative learning and quality improvement toward common goals and benchmarks using rapid cycles of change. Key features include collaborative learning, identification of common benchmarks, implementation of coordinated strategies, and rapid tests of change, and the use of real-time data to drive real-time improvement. [2] Children’s developmental health – for the purposes of this FOA, children’s developmental health includes developmental health surveillance, screening, referral, if necessary, and follow up to ensure linkages and early intervention services for children birth through kindergarten entry. [3] Family well-being – for the purposes of this FOA, family well-being includes the prevention, screening, referral and follow-up of services related to maternal depression and trauma-informed care. [4] Cohort – a group of place-based communities, selected by the ECCS Impact grantees, that participate in CoIIN improvement cycles. [5] Place-based community – social unit of any size that shares common values and bound together because of where they reside, work, visit or otherwise spend a continuous portion of their time.  Work around place-based communities in this funding opportunity centers around intentional efforts to build, sustain and operationalize community capacity in improving systems around children’s developmental health and family well-being. [6] Collective impact -- organizations from different sectors agree to solve a specific social problem using a common agenda, aligning their efforts, and using common measures of success. http://www.fsg.org/approach-areas/collective-impact.

General information about this opportunity
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Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
As cited in 42 CFR Part 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible. Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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