New Haven Healthy Start RFP 2020

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New Haven Healthy Start RFP - process now closed

ANNOUNCEMENT 05/15/20: The NHHS Consortium Review Committee has completed its review of all submitted New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS) Request for Proposals (RFP) using the weighted criteria outlined in the RFP. We are pleased to announce that Community Action Agency of New Haven has been chosen to oversee the program’s Community Health Worker efforts. Congratulations!

New Haven Health Start (NHHS) is an urban health initiative that addresses infant mortality and racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, particularly in the African American population. The overarching goal of the program is to enhance and strengthen the perinatal health service delivery system in New Haven by funding institutions and organizations that provide services to women, infants, children and families residing in greater New Haven neighborhoods ; and by creating alignment service integration within maternal and child health (MCH) community. The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven administers this federally funded program.

This request for proposal (RFP) process has been created to identify an organization that is best equipped to coordinate the hiring and placement of three (3) New Haven Healthy Start Community Health Workers (CHW). CHW’s work closely with the New Haven Healthy Start care team of Care Coordinators, Patient Navigators and Doulas to improve perinatal outcomes by delivering the following services to NHHS participants:

  1. provide community-based outreach to identify pregnant and inter-conceptual/postpartum women into the NHHS integrated system of service delivery, with a specific target of African American Women;
  2. enroll pregnant women at-risk of poor birth outcome into New Haven Healthy Start;
  3. enroll intraconceptual/postpartum clients across MCH programs and determine their level of service need;
  4. collaborate with the New Haven health care institutions and community-based organizations to enhance care coordination between and among institutions.

Funding is available up to $125,000 and will allow the awardee to either hire within or hire new for a CHW position. This community-based position has responsibilities which include participant enrollment into NHHS, intake and screening, evaluating the needs of participants, coordinating appointments, providing assistance with connecting to diverse resources in the community, participant follow-up, data collection, health education, attendance at required NHHS trainings, and meetings including the NHHS Consortium. Requirements are:

  • A high school diploma or GED required and 3-5 years experience in an agency/clinic with emphasis on case management and care planning for low-income families.
  • Knowledge and experience in New Haven high distress, low-income neighborhoods and community.
  • Experience and interest in providing services to the population served by the program.
  • Demonstrated experience providing case management or care coordination services.
  • Knowledge of maternal, infant and child health programs and resources and ability to interact collaboratively with health care professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience providing staff training and possession of problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of care plan development utilizing data systems
  • Experience working with diverse community groups EOE/ M/F
  • Experience working in the New Haven community preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills

The deadline for proposal submission has passed (cob on May 5, 2020).

Email inquiries to Natasha Ray, MS
Director, New Haven Healthy Start