Navitent has successfully launched its research enterprise web app, LeadingResiliency.com, which will drive the mission to provide a Nationwide Network of Resiliency™ (nNOR) through connected communities. This platform will lend its capabilities to developing a standard for behaviors, processes, and workflows fully automated on an Applied Research on Rails™ (aROR) suite of Modules and devices cloud-connected through the Internet, kiosks, iPads, and iPhones.
The LeadingResiliency™ Applied Research Framework, rapidly disseminates evidence-based social resiliency, inclusion, and equity solutions to the nation in urban, suburban, rural, social impact, business, government, and faith-based settings.
Through LeadingResiliency™, we have formed a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Strategic Initiative Advisory Board (SIAB) to shape the governance of our nNOR. This network is dedicated to building smart, sustainable communities, from below ground up, founded on evidence-based, High Reliability Organization practices. Our ultimate goal is to build a Network of Resilient Healthcare,Workforce, and Village-Based Communities of the future!
The first LeadingResiliency™ SIAB objective is to ensure best practices and sustainable means to achieve mental health equity in Black, low-resource and rural communities, measured by functional outcomes in: health, family relationships, employment, education, housing, and substance recovery, to name a few.
In June, 2022 we pursued 3 government grant opportunities, with the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund the following research studies:
Funding Agency: NIH
Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for TraditionallyUnderserved Populations
NationwideNetwork of Resiliency: A Cross-Discipline Study of a Nationwide System of Care- Rural Mental Health and Healthcare
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States. Studies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from evidence-based practices (EBPs) and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities are strongly encouraged, including due consideration of the needs of individuals across the life span.
ImprovingQuality of Care and Patient Outcomes During Care Transitions
NationwideNetwork of Resiliency: A Cross-Discipline Study of a Nationwide System of Care- Transition of Care
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, of higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to invite applicants to produce health services research that will rigorously test promising interventions aimed at improving communication and coordination during care transitions. The overarching objective for this study is to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes during care transitions.
Funding Agency: NIH
Initiation of a Mental Health Family NavigatorModel to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed MentalHealth Services for Children and Adolescents
Nationwide Network of Resiliency: ACross-Discipline Study of a Nationwide System of Care - Family Navigators andCaregivers
The purpose of this Funding OpportunityAnnouncement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems. For the purposes of this FOA, NIMH defines a family navigator model as a health care professional or paraprofessional whose role is to deploy a set of strategies designed to rapidly engage youth and families in needed treatment and services, work closely with the family and other involved treatment and service providers to optimize care and monitor the trajectory of mental health symptoms and outcomes over time. Applicants are encouraged to develop and test the navigator models ability to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents as soon as symptoms are detected. Of interest are navigator models that coordinate needed care strategies, determine the personalized match to the level of needed service amount, frequency and intensity, and harness novel technologies to track and monitor the trajectory of clinical, functional and behavioral progress toward achieving intended services outcomes.
Funding Agency: HealthResources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Rural Northern Border RegionHealthcare Support Program
In July, we will submit an application, to the HRSA, for government funding capped at $1.8million, per year, for the Rural Northern Border Region Healthcare SupportProgram. Funding is available for a maximum of 3 years, for total possible funding of up to $5.4 million.
The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to rural communities located within the region of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) (New York,Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire) in their efforts to enhance access to health(including behavioral health); improve recruitment and retention of health care providers; and assist rural hospitals with improving health care value.