Illinois Hepatitis B Outreach, Awareness, and Education to Immigrants
CSFA Number: 482-00-0932
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Veronica Halloway
217-524-6525
Veronica.Halloway@Illinois.gov
Short Description
The aim of this funding is to reduce health disparities and health inequities in Hepatitis B infections among foreign born Asian and African immigrants and refugee populations. Health equity exists when all people have the opportunity to thrive and no one is limited in achieving comprehensive health and wellness because of their social position or any other social factors/determinants of health such as income, education, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, and disability.

The Initiative is funded through State of Illinois general revenue funding to establish relationship with stakeholders, individuals and organizations for the purpose of providing Hepatitis B outreach and education programs to underserved foreign born Asian and African immigrant and refugee populations with educational messaging and referral linkages to screening and vaccination services.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 2310/2310-25, Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law)
Objectives and Goals
Successful applicants must demonstrate their capacity to successfully provide services to their selected population, and demonstrate experience working collaboratively with entities that provide medical service access to the target population.

Applicants who propose to target specific risk groups within the selected special population will be noted as having demonstrated responsiveness based on the epidemiology of their proposed target area.

Successful applicants should incorporate strategies that will result in an increase in the number of individuals from the target population that are aware of Hepatitis B and the associated risk factors, an increase in the number of individuals who are aware of the safety and effectiveness of the Hepatitis B vaccine, and an increase in the number of individuals who are linked to screening and vaccination services.

Successful applicants must implement interventions that are scalable, cost-effective and have demonstrated potential to increase screening and vaccination rates within the target population to yield a major impact on the disparities in Hepatitis B infection rates.

Agencies funded to provide services must themselves conduct, collaboration with another agency, or have referral linkage agreements in place to provide screening and vaccination services. These elements must be clearly stated and documented within the application.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The main focus of any funded program shall not be screening and vaccination, or treatment efforts, but the outreach to, and the education of, the target population regarding Hepatitis B and referral and linkage opportunities for screening, vaccination, and treatment services.

These specific efforts are necessary due to the unique problems that many of these individuals may face that places them at greater risk for Hepatitis B infection. Higher rates of chronic Hepatitis B infection exist particularly among foreign born populations from Asia and Africa.

The initiative, funded through State of Illinois general revenue funding, funds Hepatitis B outreach and education programs targeting underserved foreign born Asian and African immigrants and refugee populations with educational messaging and referral linkages to screening and vaccination services.
Eligibility Requirements
The Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services is requesting applications for Hepatitis B outreach and education programs targeting underserved foreign born Asian and African immigrants and refugees.

The aim of this funding is to reduce the rate and disproportionate burden of Hepatitis B infection within the target groups. The Center for Minority Health Services is specifically looking for organizations with the capacity and demonstrated success in providing culturally competent services to the identified population.

Programs should be unique, culturally innovative and provide education, outreach, and awareness regarding Hepatitis B and the importance of screenings and vaccinations in a culturally competent manner that will increase the number of individuals within the target population who are linked to screening and vaccinations services.

The main focus of any funded program shall not be screenings, vaccination, or treatment efforts, but the outreach to, and the education of the target population regarding Hepatitis B and referrals and linkages to opportunities for screening, vaccination, and treatment services. These program characteristics should be carefully detailed within the application.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Key staff members of the grantee organization and any sub-grantee organization must have a minimum of two years’ experience providing Hepatitis B and/or significantly related outreach and education activities to the proposed targeted underserved foreign born Asian and/or African immigrant or refugee population and provide documentation of that experience with the application.

Grantee organizations, any sub-grantee organizations, and key staff members of applicable organizations must demonstrate the capacity to successfully provide Hepatitis B outreach and education services to members of the proposed underserved foreign born Asian and/or African immigrant or refugee population.

Grantee organizations and any sub-grantee organizations must have documented proof of appropriate screening and vaccination service referral linkage agreements, and an explanation as to how these collaborators will contribute to the overall accomplishment of program description and objectives.
100 Points - Total

Design & Implementation-25 Points
Scope of Work-Overall Work-15 Points
Scope of Work-Quarterly Objectives-15 Points
Scope of Work-Measurement Instruments-15 Points
Scope of Work-Timeline-10 Points
Budget Detail & Justification-20 Points
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
Successful applicants will be required to submit Periodic Financial and Periodic Performance Reports on a quarterly basis by default. However, some applicants may be required to or opt to submit reports monthly. Specific reporting requirements will be detailed within the terms of each grant agreement. Reports may include the demographic and geographic indicators of individuals receiving direct service(s) from the Grantee through activities funded under the Hepatitis B Outreach, Awareness, and Education program. Direct service(s) refers to the act of providing service/assistance directly to individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population. Direct service may entail face-to-face contact with clients, individually or in group settings. This report shall include, but not be limited to, the following metrics in the format provided to the Grantee by the State, if they are available:
a. Race
b. Ethnicity
c. Geographic area
d. Sex
e. Primary language
f. Sexual or gender identity
g. Disability, if any
h. Insurance status
i. Income level
j. Age

Report narratives and Work Plan results shall accompany these metrics and include details of the program impacts upon or influences on social and structural determinants of health within individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population.

Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
NA
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $458,400
FY 2018 : $458,400
FY 2019 : $430,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsIllinois Hepatitis B Outreach, Awareness, and Education to ImmigrantsNot Applicable06/01/2017 - 07/01/2017 : 6:00pm
DetailsNANot Applicable10/30/2018 - 11/30/2018 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
90180011GASIAN HEALTH COALITION01/01/201906/30/2020420,000
90180012GAsian Human Services, Inc.01/01/201906/30/2020120,000
90180043GThe Project of the Quad Cities01/01/201906/30/2020100,000
90180016GMidwest Asian Health Association01/01/201906/30/202096,000
90180015GIllinois Public Health Association01/01/201906/30/202080,000