Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants
Application: Feb 6, 2018
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants will offer funding to research the comparative effectiveness of innovative features of healthcare systems. Studies should be designed to provide information of value regarding which features of systems lead to better patient-centered outcomes. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Healthcare systems include:
- Private and public health insurance plans
- Physician groups
- Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
- Academic medical centers
- Integrated delivery systems
- Community-based and safety-net clinics
- Federal, state, and municipal providers
- Other entities organized to deliver, arrange, purchase, or coordinate healthcare services
Priority research areas include:
- Patients’ access to care, high quality of care, support for self-care, and coordination of care across healthcare settings
- Professional decision making on the basis of patents’ personal values
- Experiences that are important to patients and their caregivers, such as overall health, functional ability, health-related quality of life, stress, severity of symptoms, survival, and unanticipated healthcare utilization, such as unexpected hospital stays or visits to the emergency department
- The efficiency of healthcare delivery, as measured by the amount of ineffective, duplicative, or wasteful care provided to patients
Applications may be submitted by any public or private sector research organization, including:
- Nonprofit organizations
- For-profit organizations
- University or college hospitals or healthcare systems
- Units of local, state, or federal government
Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.
Large projects that last up to 5 years can apply for up to $5,000,000 in direct costs.
Small projects that last up to 3 years can apply for up to $2,000,000 in direct costs.
Program guidance and the link for online submission are available in the application instructions.
The deadline for online submission of the Letter of Inquiry is October 31, 2017. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of February 6, 2018.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.