The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), UnitedHealthcare, Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island (CTC-RI) and PCMH Kids are pleased to offer pediatric and primary care practices the opportunity to apply for funding to participate in the DULCE learning collaborative.
Who can apply: 
Pediatric/primary care practices that provide care to:

a) a steady source of newborns (approximately 150 unique newborns a year)


b) less than 150 newborns a year and a pediatric population that would benefit from services provided by a Community Health Worker (CHW)/Family Specialist (FS) due to high number of health related social needs (HRSN)

Practices must also be invested in family-centered, strengths-based communication and care, and seek to collaborate with cross-sector resources to enhance the experience of care for newborns and their families.
Applications are due by August 22, 2022 at 5pm EST. Project activities will begin September 8, 2022 and will continue for 15 months.
Please review the full call for applications which outlines program objectives, expectations, structure, and the selection process.
Please note that a completed application package includes:
  • this survey monkey application
  • letter of commitment from the practice team(s)
  • letter(s) of support from the practice system of care, if applicable 
If you need to pause before finishing your application, you can resume your application where you left off by accessing the application from the same computer. If you have any issues with the Survey Monkey application please email
To see all of the questions in the application before filling it out, click here.
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