Monday, August 20, 2007

Grants Available to Those Studying Measuring Equity and Patient-Centered Care to Promote Quality

From The Foundation Center...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Proposals to Advance Measurement of Equity and Patient-Centered Care

Deadline: September 25, 2007 (Brief Proposals)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( http://www.rwjf.org) is seeking proposals through a special solicitation for projects that will improve the understanding of how to measure equity and patient-centered care and the role of both in promoting quality.

For the three topic areas below, approximately $3 million in total funding will be available starting in 2008. Three topics have been identified to address specific knowledge gaps needed to advance the foundation's regional quality strategy: Topic 1 - Performance Measurement; Topic 2 - Patients' Experience with Care and Survey Instruments; and Topic 3 - Shared Decision-making and Diverse Populations.

Interdisciplinary research teams that include investigators focused on racial and ethnic disparities or quality are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those applicants that may be either public entities or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or U.S. Territories. Grants between $100,000 to $300,000 each, depending on the topic, will be available for policy relevant research grants.

Visit the RWJF for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008514/rwjf

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