The Miscarriage Care Initiative (MCI) is an effort by the Reproductive Health Access Project to expand access to evidence-based, patient-centered miscarriage care in primary care settings. Our vision is to support family physicians and clinic administrators to integrate all three forms of miscarriage management—expectant, medication, and manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) management—into their clinical practice.
Over the grant period, five organizations will work closely with RHAP to integrate and expand miscarriage treatment into a primary care practice site. Each applicant organization will identify a “Clinical Champion,” who will be the primary point of contact and lead program implementation at the practice site. Grantees become part of a learning collaborative and receive intensive support that includes refresher training for the clinical champion, start-up supplies and equipment, patient education materials, and technical assistance to address administrative and operational needs. The grant period typically ranges from 12-18 months.
To apply, the site must be a primary care setting. RHAP will strive to select a diverse cohort of grantees, both in terms of practice setting (community health centers, private practices, academic practices, etc.) and geographic location (regionally and urban vs. rural). Priority will be given to clinics working with medically underserved populations, are federally qualified health centers, and/or have a family medicine residency program. The Clinical Champion should be a board-certified or board-eligible family physician in the United States.
Please visit our website for a full description of the Miscarriage Care Initiative and to access the application. Please email the MCI Manager, Laura Riker, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We are accepting applications through June 17, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early!