The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to exacerbate inequities in care access and service quality for minoritized populations. Through an award provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACPM is partnering with the American Medical Association’s Center for Health Equity to create care coordination pilots that enhance the capacity of physician-led practices to implement COVID-19 prevention, vaccination, testing, and treatment strategies that improve the health of populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, racial injustice, and other forms of oppression. This project aims to document best practices in care coordination for minoritized communities (i.e., Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color (BIPOC), people that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+), Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI), people with disabilities, and other minoritized groups, including populations that have been marginalized based on economic circumstances and/or other determinants of social inclusion, and to share key lessons that will allow healthcare settings to better prepare for and respond to future pandemics. 

Funding Opportunity

ACPM will aim to fund 10-15 physician-led practices from November 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022 to implement strategies that center equity and aim to improve the health of communities (i.e., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, AAPI, people with disabilities, and other minoritized groups) disproportionately affected by COVID-19, particularly those at increased risk due to social and economic circumstances (i.e., predominantly low-income, Medicaid or uninsured, underinsured, immigrant, rent-burdened, unstably housed, etc.).

How to apply

Deadline  - Friday, October 8, 2021 11:59 PM ET

  1. Review the RFP 

  2. Review the Applicant Informational Webinar (details below)

  3. Complete the online RFP application 

    1. Access the budget/data/work plan template to upload within the application. Note: This is a non-reserach award. Applicants may clain indirect costs according to their federally negotiated "Other Sponsored Projects" indirecto cost (IDC) rate, or, in the absense of a federally negotiated IDC rate, up to 30% of the total modified direct costs (total modified direct costs = direct costs - contractural), whichever is less.

Key Dates

September 1, 2021 RFP Release Date
September 8, 2021,
RFP Applicant Informational Webinar
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October 8, 2021 Application Deadline, 11:59PM ET
October 2021 Selection Notification
November 1, 2021 Project Implementation Start
November, TBD Awardee Project Kick-off Call
July 31, 2022 Project End Date

Administrative Contacts for RFP-related inquiries:
Project Director, ACPM: Anita Balan, [PRIMARY CONTACT]
Project Director, AMA: Crystal Sacaridiz,
Disclaimer: This Request for Proposal is supported by the American College of Preventive Medicine through a cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.