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Hillman Foundation Accepting Proposals for Innovations in Care Program

Re-posted from the Philanthropy News Digest:


The mission of the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation is to improve the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation. To that end, the foundation cultivates nurse leaders, supports nursing research, and disseminates new models of care that will help make the United States healthcare system more patient-centered, accessible, equitable, and affordable.

Through its Innovations in Care Program, the foundation will award two grants of up to $600,000 in support of innovations that provide care to vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing quality healthcare services. Proposals should address the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of maternal and child health, care of older adults, and/or chronic illness management.

Eligible applicants include institutions and care settings from across the spectrum of care, as well as practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds.

Visit the Hillman Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Anyone who is interested in applying contact Terri Soelberg at the College of Health Sciences Office of Research: (208) 426-5397.