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OneCity Health Launches $5M Innovation Grant to Fund Creative Programs by Community Partners

Jan 29, 2018

New York, NY

OneCity Health, the NYC Health + Hospitals Performing Provider System (PPS) under New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, today announced a new $5 million Innovation Fund to finance creative programs and interventions by community partners to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, improve community health outcomes, and address social determinants of health, like housing and food security.

“We look forward to supporting innovative ideas from our community partners that go beyond the targeted programs prescribed by DSRIP and can have potential for significant long-term and measurable impact on improving health and reducing costs,” said Israel Rocha, CEO, OneCity Health.

The $5M Innovation Grant is open to all OneCity Health partners, which includes more than 160 community-based organizations, hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, behavioral health practitioners and others. OneCity Health expects to grant up to 10 awards in total that can range from $250,000 to $1M per selected applicant.

All partners are invited to submit applications for potential funding to design and implement novel programs that can improve the health of the more than 2.7 million patients and clients the PPS collectively serves.

Partners are encouraged to collaborate and submit joint applications. Applications can be submitted to OneCity Health by March 2, 2018. A selection committee expects to choose the best proposals in late March. The application is available to view here.

The $5M fund is one of the largest allocations set aside by PPS across the State to support more community collaborations, innovations and best practices.