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RFP from Special Hope Foundation and the AADMD

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for Evidence-Based Research from Special Hope Foundation (SHF) and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD)

"Healthcare Interventions for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Evidence of Improved Quality and Cost Effectiveness"

The mission of the Special Hope Foundation (SHF) is to promote the establishment of comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities (I/DD), designed to address their unique and fundamental needs. We are partnering with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry to promote and improve quality healthcare, as well as advocate for cost effective interventions for adults with I/DD. We both share the belief that further research of cost efficacies will provide evidence from which healthcare providers and payers can base their decisions.

The Research Funding Opportunity
This RFP is to study and demonstrate quality and cost efficiencies of "doing things better" for the target population defined as adults with I/DD, which could include transitional youth defined as young adults 18 to 28 years of age. In summary, this RFP is looking for specific advancements and improvements in the quality of care, along with cost effectiveness, for adults with developmental disabilities nationwide.

RFP Target Applicants
1) University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
2) Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs
3) Other Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) Healthcare Practice or Healthcare Research Organizations.

Available Funding and RFP Timeline
Grants of $50,000 each for 1-year period will be awarded. The full RFP was released July 1, 2015 and includes examples of possible research topics. You can view and download the RFP here.

Information about the RFP is available on the AADMD website and the SHF website The online application can be accessed at the SHF website on the release date. Proposals will be due August 13, 2015 by 1 p.m. PST. Research funding will be announced and released by March 1, 2016.

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