Frequent Asked Questions

Who can participate in the NNE-CCP grant?

Currently, PA’s, DO’s, and MD’s practicing at a community-based primary care site are eligible to participate in the NNE-CCP Grant. Due to HRSA requirements, PharmD’s, RNs, and NPs are not eligible at this time. Please visit our Prospective Champions page for more information.

How is the stipend distributed?

The clinical site will receive 4 quarterly stipends of $6,250 (totaling $25,000) per year. These funds are to be used by the site to offset the provider’s time spent on NNE-CCP grant activities.

What is a healthcare transformation project?

The goal of the healthcare transformation projects (HTP) is to develop an opioid or substance use-focused intervention that  meets the needs of the community and/or your primary care practice. 

  • Projects should add value and be helpful to your organization
  • With the support of your mentor and UNE programmatic staff, develop an evaluation plan to determine the impact of the project on improving health among communities served by your site.
  • Utilize existing resources whenever possible to assist with planning
  • Identify allies at your clinical site and community members to assist and support your HTP.
  • The Virtual Learning Collaboratives (VLCs), UNE staff, ongoing mentor meetings, fellow providers, and in-person meetings will be resources and ongoing support for your HTP.
What are some examples of past healthcare transformation projects?

Projects will vary among the diverse clinical sites in each cohort. Below are a few project examples from Cohort #1:

  • “Increasing SUD treatment referrals from community organizations”
  • “Assessing and Improving Intake Workflow at a Federally Qualified Health Center”
  • “Expanded Screening for Substance Use Disorder among Adolescent and Adult Patients in a Rural Federally Qualified Health Center”
  • “Design and Implementation of a Naloxone Distribution Program at a Rural FQHC”
How do I apply to become a Champion?

More information  on becoming a Champion can be found under the Prospective Champions page.

We are not currently accepting new applicants for the NNE-CCP grant, but the application process for the 3rd cohort will open in March 2022. 

For application questions and additional information, please contact the NNE-CCP Grant Manager, Melanie Caldwell.