Community Public Health Teams (CPHT)
Background of project
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for significant investments in Los Angeles County’s public health infrastructure, including partner Community-Based Organizations which were essential for pandemic response. Rising Communities, formerly Community Health Councils, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), will leverage dollars to pilot a new model of public health service delivery referred to as Community Public Health Teams (CPHTs).
Overview of project
A Community-Based Organization is defined as a nonprofit organization within Los Angeles County that is representative of a community or significant segments of a community; and provides educational or related services to individuals in the community.
Health care partners are defined as community-driven, non-profit clinics, not-for-profit community hospitals, community health centers, or a Federally Qualified Health Center located in medically underserved areas or serving populations that are medically underserved and provide affordable, comprehensive primary and preventative care to all regardless of income level or insurance status.
Rising Communities, as the lead fiscal agency, will administer the disbursement of funds to CPHTs and coordinate with LACDPH to provide ongoing administrative and programmatic oversight of the CPHTs.
Figure 1. The graphic displays the framework model of the CPHT and illustrates all core partners: CBO, HCP/FQHC, and dedicated existing LACDPH staff. As a community-driven project, community members also play a crucial role by providing input and feedback to ensure projects are reflective and meeting community identified needs. CPHTs will identify and secure additional ancillary partners to provide requested community resources and services aligned with community-identified needs (e.g., businesses, education sector, social service organizations, etc.). The tan boxes display potential roles and responsibilities of core partners. There will be flexibility for roles and responsibilities between partners.
The values below represent the guiding principles of the CPHTs and how partners and community members are engaged and acknowledged. These values will be engrained in all services provided by the CPHTs and should anchor the pilot project.
Anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-stigma
Accessible & Inclusive
Proposers are organizations partnering to create a CPHT. Interested and qualified Proposers must meet each of the Eligibility Requirements (can be one or both organizations) on the day the proposals are due.
CPHTs must consist of a partnership between a Community-Based Organization and Health Care Partner/Federally Qualified Health Center.
Partners need to identify the primary and secondary organization.
CPHTs will define communities by selecting 5-8 high need contiguous census tracts
Demonstrate at least 3 years of experience within the last 5 years, implementing community level programming around:
- Community outreach and engagement
- Working in multi-disciplinary collaborative partnerships
- Delivering health care services
Rising Communities in partnership with LACDPH, hosted two informational sessions to provide an overview of the Community Public Health Teams (CPHT) funding opportunity. Informational session materials can be found below:
If you have any questions, please email us at DPH_CPHT@risingcommunities.org
Statement of Intent
Based on feedback received from community partners, the Statement of Intent (SOI) for the Community Public Health Teams project will be temporarily reopened from Tuesday May 30 – Friday June 2, 2023 at 4PM. The SOI is still optional, but we highly encourage you to submit your information if you missed the first round so that your proposed census tracts can be verified.
Potential proposers are encouraged to submit a statement of intent to apply for funding to participate in the LACDPH Community Public Health Teams (CPHT) pilot project by June 2nd at 4PM. CPHTs must consist of a partnership between a community-based organization (CBO) and health care partner (HCP) (e.g., not-for-profit community hospitals, clinics, community health centers, etc.) or a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) (HCP/FQHC). CPHT proposals that are selected will each have a dedicated existing LACDPH staff member partnered with their team. The primary organization will be responsible for serving as the lead administrative entity. Either the CBO or the HCP/FQHC can serve as the primary organization (see Core Partner Roles and Responsibilities and Proposals section in the Request for Proposals (RFP) document. The primary organization will submit a statement of intent on behalf of their CPHT via the Microsoft Form survey. Submission is not required to apply and CPHT’s not submitting a statement of intent may still apply.
Proposers will need to identify the 5 – 8 contiguous census tracts that your CPHT will use to define the community you plan to work in. If these change prior to submitting your proposal, please contact us via email at DPH_CPHT@risingcommunities.org. Refer to Public Health CPHT Proposed Communities Mapping Tool webpage and Appendix D: Community Selection Guidance for more information on eligible census tracts. At least 75% of the proposed census tracts must meet the eligibility threshold (also see CPHT Communities section in the RFP document).
Request for Proposals: Community Public Health Teams
- To download Request for Proposals click HERE (PDF)
- Updates to the RFP have been made for clarification and are highlighted on Page 7, Page 15, and Page 19 (as of June 7, 2023)
- Updates to Appendix D have been made for clarification and are highlighted on Page 1, Page 2, and Page 5
- To download Appendix E-1: Budget excel template Term 1 click HERE (Excel)
- To download Appendix E-2: Budget excel template Term 2 click HERE (Excel)
- To download Appendix E-3: Budget excel template Term 3 click HERE (Excel)
Submit the narrative proposal and Term 1-3 budget excel files via email to DPH_CPHT@risingcommunities.org with the subject line CPHT Proposal_[Organization Name] by Monday June 12, 2023 at 4PM. Contact DPH_CPHT@risingcommunities.org if you have any questions or concerns.