HealthSpark Foundation releases Innovation Lab RFP

HealthSpark Foundation is now accepting grant applications for pilot projects through its Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab, part of the foundation’s Safety Net Resiliency Initiative, seeks to advance community learning and includes two short-term goals: 

  1. Safety net system providers increasingly collaborate to achieve impact through strategic, intentional and system realignment; and
  2. Providers achieve improved and more holistic understanding of consumers and changing county demographics to improve the system's responsiveness, build momentum and shift public narrative about the system.

Innovation Lab Description
The Innovation Lab is a virtual experience supporting pilot testing and/or pilot projects that are:

  • Relatively small scale in terms of time and budget;
  • Support preliminary efforts to evaluate feasibility, time, cost, adverse events and
  • Designed to inform and improve upon the project design elements prior to seeking capital necessary to support a full-scale implementation, if warranted.

Additional information about the Innovation Lab, including eligibility criteria and a link to the application can be found on the foundation’s website. Deadline to apply is 5:00pm on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Information Sessions
The foundation is hosting two, 90-minute information sessions for organizations interested in applying for a grant. These will be great opportunities to ask questions of foundation staff regarding your project ideas. Please note:  Attendance at one of these information sessions is REQUIRED for any organization that did not participate on a Design Team. Organizations that participated on a Design Team are welcome, but are not required to attend.

Session One                               Session Two
Monday, October 15                     Tuesday, October 16
3:30 – 5:00pm                               9:00 – 10:30am

Both sessions will be held in the Walton Room at the Community Partners Center at 2506 North Broad Street in Colmar. All those wishing to attend are asked to register. Click here for full details, and to register for either session.


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