INNOVATION HUB

Replication Projects

This opportunity is currently open and closes on March 3rd, 2023! 

 

Each year, AMCHP awards up to four organizations to replicate a practice from theMCH Innovations DatabaseBased on their readiness to begin replication, awardees will receive peer coaching and guidance from a representative of the practice as well as tailored assistance from AMCHP to help adapt the practice to their unique context and situation. 

This opportunity is not designed to fully fund the replication of a practice but rather to support initial capacity building and implementation efforts. Recognizing that it takes approximately 3-5 years for a practice to be fully up and running, the Replication Projects are designed to help awardees lay a strong foundation for future implementation by providing the time, structure, and support to think through, plan for, and potentially pilot and learn from implementing a new practice in their own setting.  

 Explore the sections below to learn more about the Replication Projects and how to apply. 

Who Are We Looking For?

This opportunity is open to all organizations/agencies/institutions interested in replicating an Innovation Hub practice.  We greatly value community partnerships, and our ideal applicant would have strong relationships with the communities they serve. Groups that would be a good fit for this opportunity include, but are not limited to, community-based/-rooted organizations, tribal governments, or Title V programs with strong relationships with these entities. For the purposes of this opportunity, AMCHP defines community-based organizations (CBOs) as a public or private non-profit organization, or other organizations such as an LLC (limited liability company) that is representative of a community or a significant segment of a community and works to meet community needs.  

In alignment with AMCHP’s Joint Organizational Commitment to Anti-Racism and Racial Equity, we are prioritizing organizations led by or directly supporting Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities; others experiencing systemic oppression including but not limited to the disability community, the LGBTQI+ community, etc.; or those representing groups that have been historically oppressed. 

Replication Project Support Structure
The 2023-2024 AMCHP Replication Project will run from approximately May 2023 – April 2024. AMCHP offers awards between $15,000-$25,000 as well as customized support depending on an organization’s readiness to replicate an Innovation Hub practice and information gathered during the Exploratory Call. 

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Applying for a Replication Project

Replicating a practice can take a long time. Our application process is designed to help you prepare for replication successfully and consists of three steps.

Step 1: Complete the Readiness Checklist and sign up for an Exploratory Call. 

  • The first step is to complete items 1-6 in the Readiness Checklist which offers key suggestions for preparing for replication. 
  • After completing these items, use this link to sign up for an Exploratory Call with AMCHP. 

Step 2: Participate in an Exploratory Call  

  • During this informal conversation with AMCHP, you’ll discuss your plans for your Replication Project. AMCHP will ask you set questions to determine if you’re ready to apply, and if so, what type of support is most appropriate for your organization. AMCHP will also offer suggestions for putting together your application. You are welcome to invite others from your team to participate in this call. 
  • You can find a copy of the questions AMCHP will ask during the Exploratory Call here. 

Step 3: Complete the Application  

  • If you’re ready to apply after the Exploratory Call, AMCHP will send you a copy of the application to fill out.
  • For those who are not ready to apply,  AMCHP will provide you with suggestions and resources to support your work moving forward. 

Resources to Support Your Application 

                            

 

What You'll Gain From This Opportunity
  • Increase the visibility of your work
  • Opportunities to learn about challenges, lessons learned, and useful data points for measuring success from a peer that has already implemented the practice you’re planning to replicate
  • Tailored and timely support from national, state, and local experts  
  • Build meaningful relationships with key partners, including family and community partners, individuals with lived experience, and direct service providers
  • Develop a plan for project sustainability 
  • Increase your knowledge of implementation tools and processes  
  • Publish your experiences and key insights in AMCHP’s bimonthly newsletter, Pulse, and be featured on AMCHP’s Innovation Hub 
Replication Project Timeline

Below is the tentative timeline for the Replication Project opportunity. Please note this timeline is subject to change. 

INNOVATION HUB

Current Replication Project Awardees

HOPE Alternative Learning Program

The HOPE (Honor Opportunity Purpose Excellence) Alternative Learning Program is a school program in North Carolina that is focused on the whole student. HOPE focuses on meeting the needs of all students by providing mental health and behavioral management for students that enter the program. Students who have been expelled or suspended from school receive support and coaching to build resilience skills to help them be successful. The program intends to replicate the North Carolina Project AWARE(Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)/ACTIVATE (Advancing Coordinated and Timely InterVentions, Awareness, Training, and Education), which also focuses on the mental health of students and provides services and supports to accommodate varying levels of need. The replication and addition of this program will help HOPE to expand the work that they are doing.

Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Denver Health and Hospital Authority is Colorado’s safety-net health system that annually cares for 33 percent of Denver’s population. Denver Health Pediatrics at Denver Public Schools: School-based Health is a network of 19 primary care clinics located in Denver Public Schools that serves 12,000 students annually. These clinics offer a range of health services, including comprehensive medical care, mental health services, dental services, and the like. The DSBH Youth Engagement Program partners with young people to improve quality of care and achieve more positive health outcomes for the students the program serves. With a commitment to empowering Denver youth, DSBH aims to replicate the Providers and Teens Communicating for Health Teen Educator Program (PATCH). PATCH educates, engages, and empowers youth to help create positive change. Through this replication project, DSBH will work directly with young people to ensure that youth voices are included in decision-making that affects young people, to improve adolescent health care quality, and to improve the overall health and well-being of their generation.

Jamii Birth and Wellness Services

Jamii Birth and Wellness Services is a practice that aims to offer safe and affirming care for birthing people in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The practice serves a variety of patients, including those with Medicaid, TriCare, and private insurance and is the only practice to have an African American community (homebirth) certified nurse midwife in the area. They plan to replicate The JJ Way® Model of Maternity Care – Easy Access Clinic in order to reduce the financial barriers of patients coming into the clinic for care, increase access to care in a timely manner, and create a perinatal safe space. This way they can provide services to a broader group of patients.

Project RESPECT

Project RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal Care, Education, Community and Treatment) is a medical and recovery home imbedded in Boston Medical Center’s OBGYN center that provides care to pregnant and post-pregnant persons with a history of addiction. Their interdisciplinary team is comprised of OBGYN physicians, addiction psychiatrists, nurse care managers, clinical social workers, peer recovery specialists, and other professionals. Project RESPECT works with families along the recovery spectrum from those who have been stable for many years to those actively using substances, and they treat all types of substance use disorders. As an institution, Boston Medical Center serves as the largest safety net hospital in New England and serves about 60 percent patients of color. Project RESPECT hopes to replicate the BRIGHT Intervention (Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together) practice in order to improve parental/child attachment, attunement, and bonding and parental resiliency. In turn, this may lead to decreased instances of return to substance use or instances of abuse/neglect. The aim is to enhance maternal and infant mental health.

 

INNOVATION HUB

Previous Replication Project Awardees

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