Coalition Seed Grant Program

Since 2007, Community Coalitions Health Institute (CCHI) has issued seed grants to nearly half of the National Business Coalition on Health's (NBCH) coalition members.  The seed grant program was established as an opportunity for the national organization to raise funds on behalf of its members, conduct a competitive application process, and award funds to promising projects across the country that incorporate value-based purchasing strategies into public-private collaborations in an effort to improve community health and health care delivery.

CCHI works with funders to determine program focus as well as criteria - a minimum of which includes established partnerships with community stakeholders and evaluation and outcomes methodology to support the mission and goals of CCHI.

An external review committee of subject-matter experts and those familiar with business health coalitions is identified for each round of seed grants to determine fundable projects.  NBCH staff and consultants provide the grantees with technical assistance throughout the project as well as manage each seed grant program.

Seed grant programs to date include:

  • Value-Based Insurance Design for the Patient-Centered Medical Home Seed Grants
  • Adult Immunization Seed Grants
  • Diabetes Recognition Program Expansion Demonstration Projects
  • Community Health Planning Seed Grants
  • Community Health Partnerships Population Health Seed Grants
  • Diabetes Seed Grants
If interested in learning more about the CCHI seed grant program for NBCH coalition members, please contact Alejandra Herr.
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An advanced primary care model in which physicians actively work with patients to help them manage and improve their health status. Also referred to as ""patient-centered medical home."" Definitions of medical home vary, but typically include features such as care coordination, use of healthcare information technology, convenient communication (e.g. email), tracking and acting on gaps in care, and open scheduling.
Value-based insurance design bases an individual's out-of-pocket costs according to the value of a medical service or product for a specific patient population. Although cost-sharing still occurs in this design, it is used to encourage use of the clinical intervention, mitigating adverse health consequences that may lead to even higher cost interventions. The value of the clinical intervention will vary across patient groups and their demographic differences and therefore be subject to different cost-sharing levels.