GM 12-088

IHS Cooperative Agreements for Community Based Model of Public Health Nursing Case Management Services

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is soliciting applications for cooperative agreements to establish community case models that utilize the Public Health Nursing Program as a case manager. We attach the July 17, 2012, FEDERAL REGISTER notice of this solicitation.

The IHS describes a case management model as involving the client, family, and other members of the health care team. The model is described as utilizing “all prevention components of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in the home with patient and family. The community based case management model addresses the Public Health Nursing scope of practice of working with individuals and families in population-based practice to provide primary nursing care services.”

The projects will consist of four phases: assessment; planning; implementation; and evaluation of patient satisfaction. The attached notice lists the responsibilities of IHS and the grantee under a cooperative agreement.

The projects are for a five-year period which is dependent upon the annual availability of funds. There is $1.2 million available in FY 2012 for this project, with awards ranging from $130,000 to $150,000. The IHS expects to make approximately eight awards. Eligible applicants are tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.

Applications are due by August 14, 2012. The application package and detailed instructions can be found at

Please let us know if we may provide additional information regarding this notice.