Overview of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program

CDC-RFA-DP21-2102:
Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program

The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, also known as DP21-2102 Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcementexternal icon, is a 3-year cooperative agreement supported by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

The aim of this NOFO is to support the implementation of comprehensive stroke systems, both for those individuals at highest risk for stroke events and for stroke patients, across the continuum of care. This will be achieved via enhancing and improving the quality of stroke care across the continuum of care in states with high burden populations. For this NOFO, high burden populations are those that:

  • are disproportionately impacted by stroke outcomes among those who have had a stroke event, i.e. stroke hospitalizations and stroke mortality, as indicated by state-level stroke data

AND

  • are at highest risk for stroke events, as demonstrated by individuals with disproportionately high prevalence of risk factors for stroke events, i.e. high blood pressure and/or high blood cholesterol, as indicated by state-level data

These factors may be a result of socioeconomic factors, such as living in underfunded urban and rural communities, being uninsured/underinsured, having limited access to routine medical care, or other related factors.

Successful applicants are expected to ensure all efforts are designed to close the gap in stroke care for high burden populations as described above and improve state-level stroke care across the continuum of care. This is expected to be achieved by implementing a state-wide registry, along with evidence-based strategies to measure, track, and improve access to and quality of care for those individuals at highest risk for stroke events and for stroke patients from onset of stroke symptoms through rehabilitation and recovery.

Outcomes

Short term outcomes:

  • Increased measurement, tracking, and assessment of data across stroke systems of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients
  • Increased implementation of data-driven Quality Improvement activities across stroke systems of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patient
  • Increased establishment of community resources and clinical services for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients across stroke systems of care

Intermediate Outcomes:

  • Increased linkage and usage of data across stroke systems of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients
  • Increased coordination of care across stroke systems of care for those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients
  • Increased provision of community resources and clinical services to those at highest risk for stroke events and stroke patients across stroke systems of care

Long term Outcomes:

  • Increased access to care and improved quality of care for stroke patients
  • Decreased disparities in access to and quality of care for populations at highest risk for stroke events

Strategies

Successful applicants will be expected to implement activities designed to achieve the short, intermediate, and long term outcomes specified in this NOFO that are in alignment with the following broad strategy categories:

  1. Track and Monitor Clinical Measures to Improve Data Infrastructure Across Stroke Systems of Care
  2. Implement a Team-Based Approach to Enhance Quality of Care for Those at Highest Risk for Stroke Events and Stroke Patients Across Systems of Care
  3. Link Community Resources and Clinical Services That Support Those at Highest Risk for Stroke Events and Stroke Patients Across Systems of Care

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