Request for Implementation Technical Assistance (ITA) Services

Purpose and Requirements

Approved ITA projects assist leaders/providers with implementing best practice recommendations, value-based care strategies, and evidence-based care models prioritized in action plans. ITA services must directly support action plans for the following Program sponsored activities:

  • Financial and operational improvement projects
  • Quality improvement projects
  • CCC and community engagement technical assistance
  • Telehealth and virtual care services
  • Workforce and leadership development
  • Promotion and outreach

ITA services must align with DRCHSD Program purpose and goals to:

  • Improve financial position and increase operational efficiencies
  • Implement quality improvements that support an evidenced-based culture for improved health outcomes
  • Address workforce recruitment and retention needs
  • Increase use of telemedicine to fill service gaps and access to care
  • Ensure access to and availability of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Integrate social services to address socio-economic challenges
  • Enhance coordination of care and develop a community care coordination plan
  • Strengthen the local health care delivery system to position for population health

Requests and Approval of ITA Projects

ITA projects are sponsored in Year 1, 2, or 3 of the DRCHSD Program’s three-year participation cycle. ITA projects are considered on a case-by-case basis to support leaders with implementing action items. The selected organization’s chief executive officer (CEO) should submit requests directly to the DRCHSD Program for consideration via the link below. Requests are reviewed by the Program to determine appropriateness to ensure projects meet the Program’s goals and intended purpose of ITA services.

ITA Planning and Development

Once approved, leaders will work with The Center to complete the following steps to initiate projects:

  • Hold a preplanning call
  • Develop scope of work and timeline for the project
  • Develop workplan, schedule dates, and submit data requests, if any
  • Leaders must complete the first three steps to ensure the project will be sponsored
  • Work with The Center and Consultant to finalize the project and develop an action plan
  • Track and monitor project following completion and report impact of service to The Center

If the organization is unable to fulfill project requirements within specified work plan timelines, ITA services may be withdrawn.

Submit an Implementation Technical Assistance (ITA) Request

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $10,000,000 with 100% funded by HRSA/HHS and $0 amount and 0% funded by non-government sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.