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Exciting Opportunity to Participate in a National Telenursing Center

01/25/13  Nationwide

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has been awarded funding by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

This award will fund the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Project (NSATP) which will provide real time, audio and video 24/7 access to expert guidance and support by MA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to clinicians caring for adolescent and adult sexual assault patients/survivors in four underserved pilot sites across the nation. The four sites will include: (1) a tribal community, (2) a corrections setting, (3) a rural community, and (4) a U.S Navy setting.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) for stakeholder input and commentary regarding a future Contract Award Opportunity (CAO) to recruit service delivery sites that will partner with the National Sexual Assault TeleNursing Project. The Project strives to develop a National TeleNursing Center that will meet the unique needs of the four pilot populations (tribal, rural, corrections and Navy). The MDPH and Project Team are currently seeking information about the needs and resources of potential pilot sites, and ideas and opinions regarding site selection criteria that will inform that future CAO. It is anticipated that the CAO will be released in February and it is expected that contracts will be active in June 2013.

Please review the RFI which includes a link to a Survey Monkey Questionaire.

Responses to questions should be submitted by February 1, 2013 to be considered. However, it is not required to respond to the RFI as a condition of future participation.

If you have any questions about any of the content of this RFI, please contact Joan Sham, Acting Director, MA SANE Program via email () prior to February 1, 2013.