The Community to Home Grant will improve the health of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) by assisting them, along with their families, to get the services and support required to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. Through this RFA, the Department of Health is interested in funding a home visiting model for in-home care coordination provided by community health workers (CHW).
Community to Home will assist CYSHCN and their families to navigate systems and identify resources in order to receive services, while empowering them to become strong advocates and be self-reliant. The in-home services provided will deliver care coordination and education, allowing CYSHCN and their families to learn the skills necessary to succeed in living with their special health care needs. Through these strategies, the Department’s aim is to improve the physical, mental, and behavioral health of CYSHCN.
Questions regarding the grant and application should be directed to Brad Hartman or by phone at 717-772-2763 at the PA Department of Health.