On Monday, the New Jersey Department of Health announced a $250,000 grant opportunity to support the creation of a new pilot program, or to support an existing program focused on integrating primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice and telehealth services for members of the military, veterans and first responders.
New Jersey hospitals and health care systems will be eligible for the one-year grant opportunity.
“Military personnel, veterans and first responders often carry experiences from their service that can negatively impact their health, especially their mental health,” said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Offering the integration of health care across the continuum will help create a seamless system of care.”
A total of two hospitals or health care systems will be each awarded grants equaling $250,000 that will support further development of integrated care networks in New Jersey to meet the ongoing health care needs of military, veterans and first responders.
In previous years, the grand funding supported programs such as telehealth programs to connect veterans to primary care, outreach to veterans organizations and EMS, and discussion groups with veterans on health, wellness and stress.
To be eligible to apply, a letter of intent to apply must first be submitted to the NJDOH’s Integrated Health Services branch at Integrated.HealthServices@doh.nj.gov by noon June 10.
The grant applications, which be found here, are due on June 24 by 5 p.m.