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Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation: Innovations in Care Program

Deadline: March 4, 2019

The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of patients, families, and communities through nursing-driven innovation. The Hillman Innovations in Care Program seeks to advance leading-edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBQT people, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing health-care services.

The Foundation seeks bold, creative, patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and show potential for national replicability. Proposals that address the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas are of specific interest:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Care of an older adult
  • Chronic illness management

Two types of proposals will be considered:

  • The adaptation of proven, well-established nursing-driven models to new or expanded settings or patient populations
  • The expansion of emerging nursing-driven models that possess evidence suggesting a strong likelihood for broad scalability

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:

  • Engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and community organizations
  • Inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Institutional and community partnerships
  • Provision of care in non-hospital settings
  • Strong preliminary evidence
  • Measurable goals and outcomes

Amount: At least two grants of up to $600,000 each will be awarded and distributed over a 36 month period.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt nonprofit organizations; international organizations that are the equivalent of U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations that are submitting a project that focuses within the United States; government entities; and faith-based organizations that serve all members of the community. Applications are welcomed from institutions and care settings from across the spectrum of care, and from practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds.

Link: http://www.rahf.org/grant-programs/hillman-innovations-in-care-program/RFP

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