Call for Applications - CHMI Learning Exchange 2015

The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) is thrilled to announce its second Call for Applications for the CHMI Learning Exchange! Recognizing that there is excellence and innovation within our global network, the CHMI Learning Exchange aims to facilitate structured learning partnerships between organizations that are profiled on CHMI, helping programs to improve business practices, adopt innovations,  scale-up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market. The CHMI Learning Exchange will provide funding of up to US $8,000 to successful applicants to facilitate learning partnerships; applications are due March 15th.

In November 2014, CHMI awarded its first round of learning exchange grants to five winning applications. Representing twelve organizations and eight countries, these new partnerships will allow program managers to improve and scale-up their models; current grantee activities range from replicating drug supply models, improving management and operational processes, building financial sustainability, and adapting new monitoring systems to ensure client safety. 

Is this opportunity right for me?

Are you a healthcare manager running a program in a low- or middle-income country, aspiring to scale up your program or enter new markets?

Are you struggling with a central question around your business model, one that other program managers may have insight into?

Could you benefit from traveling or engaging virtually to learn from a similar healthcare program, either in your country or internationally?

If you answered yes to any of the above, the CHMI Learning Exchange may be a good opportunity for you!

What is a Learning Exchange?

Learning Exchange is an engagement between two or more organizations that decide to share knowledge around a particular need or business practice. Partners may be based in the same geography or in different countries.

Because peer-to-peer exchanges are customized to address an organization’s particular and current need, they can be limited in scope to what is necessary to catalyze institutional change. 

How does a Learning Exchange work?

Learning Exchanges will involve one or more healthcare organizations acting as lead partners and knowledge partners

  • Lead partner: A “lead partner” is a healthcare organization profiled by CHMI that will develop the application for the CHMI Learning Exchange and be responsible for disbursing funds to other partnering organizations. The “lead” partner can be the “learner” in a traditional “mentor-mentee” relationship; or, the lead partner and knowledge partners can represent similar organizations that may offer complementary skills, expertise, and ability to learn from one another. Lead partners should contact potential knowledge partners through CHMI or through other channels to solicit their agreement to apply for the CHMI Learning Exchange. Please contact chmi@r4d.org if you require assistance in contacting programs through our website.
  • Knowledge partner: One or more healthcare organization(s) that work with a lead partner to exchange knowledge through activities specified in this application. Knowledge partner(s) should agree to participate with a lead partner prior to being named in an application for the CHMI Learning Exchange,
  • Both partners will discuss the scope of the learning agenda, the way in which learning will take place, and its intended impact.
  • The lead partner will submit an application to the CHMI Learning Exchange. The lead partner will assume responsibility for meeting outcomes, submitting reports, and determining whether and how funds are shared between partners. The knowledge partner will provide their organization’s commitment signature on the Lead partner’s application.
  • A cohort of organizations will carry out their unique Learning Exchanges over a four-month period from April 15 to August 15, 2015.  
  • At the conclusion of the Learning Exchange, partners will reflect on what worked and what didn’t work, and share their experiences to benefit the broader CHMI community. 

Learn more and apply here. Please contact me at chmiexchange@accessh.org if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!