Foundation to Award Two Grants

The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation’s (RAHF) goal is to improve the lives of patients and their families through nursing-driven innovation. Through their “Innovations in Care Program”, the foundation is scheduled to commit at least $3 million during the next five years. With this proposal announcement, the foundation is going to award two grants for up to $600,000 to support innovations to provide care to vulnerable populations.

Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing quality health care.  Proposals need to address the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of maternal and child health, care of the older adult, and/or chronic illness management. All proposals must address improving health, lowering costs, and enhancing the patient and caregiver experience, scalability, and sustainability.

The Innovations in Care grants is seeking two types of proposals to:

  • Adapt proven well-established nursing models to try in new or expanded settings or patient populations
  • Expand emerging nursing-driven models with early evidence suggesting a strong likelihood for achieving Triple Aim outcomes on a broad scale


Eligible applicants include institutions and care settings from across the spectrum of care as well as practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds. Brief proposals are due May 1, 2014, applicants will be invited to develop the full proposal on May 25, 2014, full proposals due July 10, 2014, and awards will be announced October 31, 2014.

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