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Christie Administration Announces $500,000 Grant Opportunity to Integrate Health Care for Military, Veterans and First Responders

The New Jersey Department of Health today announced a $500,000 grant opportunity to support a pilot program to integrate primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice and telehealth services for military persons, veterans and first responders. This one-year grant opportunity is available to New Jersey hospitals, healthcare systems, federally qualified health centers, or state university providers of behavioral health services.

Military personnel, veterans and first responders often deal with primary care and behavioral health challenges. Offering the integration of healthcare across the continuum will help create a seamless system of care.

“This investment in integrated comprehensive health services will further ensure our military, veterans, and first responders receive the care and services they need in an accessible, efficient and coordinated way,” said Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett.  “These populations deserve access across the health care continuum to protect their health and maintain quality of care throughout their lives.”

The goal of this grant is to support the further development of integrated care networks in New Jersey that can serve the ongoing primary and behavioral health care of military, veterans, and first responders.

The grant application can be found at: https://healthapps.state.nj.us/noticeofgrant/documents/DFHS18IHM_rfa.pdf

 A letter of intent to apply is due by 3 p.m. September 8.  Applications are due by 3 p.m. September 29, 2017.

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Last Reviewed: 8/16/2017